EA Calls Foul Play on Tiger Woods Nudity "Glitch"

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EA Calls Foul Play on Tiger Woods Nudity "Glitch"

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A British woman's claim of in-game nudity in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is being dismissed by EA as a player hack.

When British Tabloid The Sun reported that there was a nudity "glitch" in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, it garnered a few chuckles based on 2009's sex scandal surrounding the titular athlete. One party that wasn't laughing, however, was Electronic Arts, and the publisher is denying the issue is actually a part of the game.

According to The Sun, 26-year-old Jo Eley "spent ages" creating an in-game avatar in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, which she enjoys playing with her partner. She apparently took a bit of time making sure the avatar looked like her, thanks to "face-mapping technology", but what she didn't know was that the character was going to hit the golf course wearing nothing but white hot pants.

You read that right: The character model was completely topless. The Sun reports that Eley "believes a programmer put the secret strip in as a prank following Tiger's cheating in 2009."

Meanwhile, Electronic Arts looked into issue and told The Sun the following: "We have extensively investigated and have determined that this situation is not possible through a retail copy of the game. The player model is clearly modified as a result of hacking."

If this was actually the result of a player hack, I wouldn't want to be in Eley's shoes right now, especially after publicly smearing EA's game.

Source: The Sun (NSFW) via Eurogamer

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Yeah, 's what you get for trusting The Sun. Or really, paying any attention to The Sun.

I'll point the finger on his partner, who may have installed such a lame mod... :P

On the other hand, topless golf might actually make those games remotely interesting, which is a definite upgrade from the so not interesting that it has looped back again several times and created an entire series of semi-paradoxical alternate realities to account for the sheer magnitude of my lack of interest status that golf games qualify for now.

Either way, I still think this is hilarious!

In case anyone cares, the article at the Sun acknowledges that EA says it isn't possible in retail and must be hacked, so they aren't simply peddling ridiculous claims with no concern whether they're accurate or not (just not very much concern).

I hope she keeps her grass freshly cut!

Of course it's fake. Bayonetta doesn't play golf.

So that means no commercial from EA like the one with Tiger walking on water?

This one would have been a lot more interesting.

Tim Latshaw:
Of course it's fake. Bayonetta doesn't play golf.

Does those LOOK like owl-rims to you?

HAHAHA...

Her lies got CALLED!!!

And the fact that her name was posted, nice.

insanelich:
Yeah, 's what you get for trusting The Sun. Or really, paying any attention to The Sun.

Look at it to long and your eyes will burn :P

insanelich:
Yeah, 's what you get for trusting The Sun. Or really, paying any attention to The Sun.

Or even looking directly at it...

Not G. Ivingname:

insanelich:
Yeah, 's what you get for trusting The Sun. Or really, paying any attention to The Sun.

Look at it to long and your eyes will burn :P

Ninja-bollocks!

Gildan Bladeborn:

In case anyone cares, the article at the Sun acknowledges that EA says it isn't possible in retail and must be hacked, so they aren't simply peddling ridiculous claims with no concern whether they're accurate or not (just not very much concern).

I would chalk that up to EA having an awful lot of lawyers rather than the Sun's integrity. If it was an indie Developer the article would've mostly been about how the game attempts to rape you through your eye sockets.

So maybe someone here who knows something about programing (I don't know my rear end from the corner of my arm) can answer this... if you were making a crack for the game could you also make the crack modify part of the game?

HankMan:

Tim Latshaw:
Of course it's fake. Bayonetta doesn't play golf.

Does those LOOK like owl-rims to you?

No, but [insert distasteful "hooters" joke here].

How easy would it be to pay a 3rd party to claim this in a shitty paper so you can come out and make a press statement about how it isn't possible, thus drumming up some cheap marketing for an otherwise not very marketable series thanks to Tiger Woods' shenanigans, all the while maintaining the moral high ground for not sinking low enough to use Tiger Woods' shenanigans for marketing.
ITS A CONSPIRACY! Where's my tinfoil hat?

You know.. Technically that picture was censored. So you could be lying.

Tim Latshaw:

HankMan:

Tim Latshaw:
Of course it's fake. Bayonetta doesn't play golf.

Does those LOOK like owl-rims to you?

No, but [insert distasteful "hooters" joke here].

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I'd like to dip my beak between those hooters!

HankMan:

Tim Latshaw:

HankMan:

Does those LOOK like owl-rims to you?

No, but [insert distasteful "hooters" joke here].

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I'd like to dip my beak between those hooters!

Might want to lock that image down.

CitySquirrel:
So maybe someone here who knows something about programing (I don't know my rear end from the corner of my arm) can answer this... if you were making a crack for the game could you also make the crack modify part of the game?

Well, I know that many games are patchable. If it works the way I've done overrides in my programming, it seems likely that a patch consists of a rewritten function that determined how part of the game worked stored on the harddrive. Then, when the game tries to access that function, it discovers it has a new overridden function and accesses that instead. So for instance, if there was a function to render clothes on a character, a hacked "patch" could override that function, telling the computer instead "Render nudity".

Of course, I have no idea how patching actually works for games, so I could be way off, but this would be my guess as to how it would work.

Honestly, though, it's hard to see who's lying here. EA saw the problem with Hot Coffee, so they could be covering it up by claiming no such thing exists, but then again, you'd think someone who could find that kind of hack would know that a company that owns their own code would be able to prove or at least show reasonably that such things don't exist. Personally I'm voting for human stupidity here.

I consider EA to ultimately be a bit more of a credible source than The Sun, regardless of how hilarious this would actually be if it turned out to be true and in spite of Tiger Woods' many injunctions against such imagery of himself.

Rutskarn:

HankMan:

Tim Latshaw:

No, but [insert distasteful "hooters" joke here].

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I'd like to dip my beak between those hooters!

Might want to lock that image down.

I did but the internet hates me today.

vansau:
According to The Sun, 26-year-old Jo Eley "spent ages" creating an in-game avatar in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, which she enjoys playing with her partner. She apparently took a bit of time making sure the avatar looked like her, thanks to "face-mapping technology", but what she didn't know was that the character was going to hit the golf course wearing nothing but white hot pants.

And then she ran out, told The Sun, and had them print an avatar that, remember, looks just like her, and gave The Sun her real, full name.

Somebody's lying. Either The Sun is just making stuff up (which is something they do), or the woman is just making stuff up.

While I haven't actually played the game, doesn't the avatar look a little Photoshopped? I wouldn't put it past The Sun (or some random woman) to Photoshop a nude avatar into the game instead of bothering to actually hack it.

Well, she is holding a PS3 controller in one photo. Start checking for custom firmware I suppose.

Cyberjester:
You know.. Technically that picture was censored. So you could be lying.

Click the link at the end that says "The Sun" and you can see for yourself.

I see liable in the future.

>please delete this account<

EA should be thanking her for finding a way of making golf interesting for once. They should have made topless an unlockable feature in PGA golf games eight years ago.

The Sun. Making other British tabloids look positively truthful.

Apart from the Daily Star.

And the Daily Mail.

Hell, can't we have ONE decent newspaper over here?

Awesome glitch is awesome...

What? Stop looking at me like that.

OT: What a weird glitch. If it is real that is.

The Sun, source of FLAWLESS JOURNALISM since 1603.

I'd say I think this looks photoshopped, but then again, I've never played the game, so I wouldn't really know if those goods match the model.

Tits + Golf + Lesbian = ????

Photoshop. It's fucking photoshop.

You can see the correction work on the pixels of the "avatar" within the picture.

Sheesh.

While I hate the Sun...I can't help but chuckle at the name..waheystation.

lol @ The Sun.

...surrounding the titular athlete...

Oh, I see what you did there...

Fakity McFakePants.

This would require the collaboration of a modeller and texture artist to make the nipple-inclusive player mesh, and a programmer to actually put it into the game in an accessible manner. You can't just type a few lines of code in and then there are suddenly bare breasts.

Plank of Wood:
The Sun, source of FLAWLESS JOURNALISM since 1603.

Zing!

On-topic: I'm still not going to play a golf game. It bores me, even with a topless glitch/hack/whatever. *Yawn* Even talking about it is boring.

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