After EGM is cancelled, one boy is still sent issues of Maxim instead

   09/08/2009 at 19:54       NewYork       5 COMMENTS.
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There was quite a stir among readers of Electronic Gaming Monthly, or, more accurately, a stir among their parents, when it was announced that subscribers to the cancelled mag would instead receive copies of racy Maxim.

Not such good news for parents who'd rather their kids look at pictures of Gears of War over pictures of sexy women, but luckily the publisher allowed customers to cancel their subscription and receive a refund, if they responded by mail.

Or maybe not - at least for 12-year-old Jake O'Donnell from Boston.

Y'see, Jake received EGM for news on his favourite Wii games: pleasant, kid-friendly, cuddly Wii games. But a few weeks back, the magazine that arrived in his mailbox was far from cuddly. Actually, it was very cuddly - if you like cuddling breasts, that is.

"I saw two magazines with my name on it, so I went back to the house and showed it to my mom," said Jake, who probably remembers the scene fondly.

But his mother said she "didn't think it was a magazine my son should be looking at."

And she's most angry that she wasn't even given a choice of magazines - perhaps because publishers automatically assume the gaming community is mainly comprised of male pervs?

Even though Jake's mother wrote to the publisher to prevent more issues of the scandalous mag arriving at young Jake's door, the August issue of Maxim arrived like clockwork.

Hopefully the family can sort this situation out before Jake loses all his innocence and demands an Xbox.


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