LEGO Universe died on the sword of dong-detecting software

Give another human being a creative tool with the instruction to make anything, and odds are that first creation is going to be some variety of dong. It’s just human nature. This is funny when it’s a bunch of adults but a pretty huge issue when you’re making a game meant for children. The developers of LEGO Universe have recently spoken up about the challenges of making a building game in which every creation had to be very closely scrutinized for… well, you get the idea.

In a world where games like Minecraft and Landmark have both taken off, it’s relatively obvious that creative building games are welcomed. The problem was that preventing the display of wee-wees was an absolute ironclad portion of the game’s development; it couldn’t be automated, the branding required constant hypervigilance. As a result, there was a huge cost associated with just moderating the game, extending even to the developers playing around with the toolset. By extension, it turns out that there’s really no way to build software to automatically detect dangly bits.

Source: Twitter via Eurogamer and Polygon
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O Ra

“..and Landmark have both taken off..”
Does that seem right to you?

p.s. You seem to be writing about penises a lot lately.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Don’t worry, there aren’t any passengers on this one, just a bunch of empty suits.

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Cyroselle

Ho…Ho…Ho…
*pushes a boot at little Ralphie’s face*

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Cyroselle

Well, i f I recall my childhood correctly, back in primary school, it was practically all the other kids would draw, even some of the girls liked to draw them.
So it’s not like we can protect kids from something they’re already interested in, and they aren’t a bunch of dumb little blank slates, they’re intelligent and inquisitive, perhaps even at the peak of inquiry in their lives, before it all gets hammered out of them.

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Cyroselle

Same! I’ve been really cracking up at the comments section!

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Cyroselle

I love that movie so much! Wow did those Wheelers ever give me nightmares when I was a kid! 10/10
…and I still want a lunch box tree.

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Tetris T blocks are too short to be a dong though. If anything they look more like the profiles of falopean tubes with uteri.

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Cyroselle

Agreed!

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Cyroselle

Oh my gods, I totally got misdirected by that avatar in the green. I was like ‘oh, it’s just a red arrow pointing to his crotch, no big deal… Then I saw it, the one on the left wearing the one piece swimsuit and dazed expression and I just erupted into peals of Joker-like laughter U0001f602
The people in my apartment complex must have thought I’ve come completely unhinged!
Thanks for that laugh @Dystopiq!

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Cyroselle

Sex on the brain is kind of a necessary survival drive for the human race, especially now that we can game, work and order food from home. So it’s fair to say sex is on our brains roughly 24/7. But not every minute.
Some would see a phallus, others might just see a delightfully retro atomic age rocket ship.
For myself, I usually just get totally lost in minute details, such as how the stabilizing fins curve, or how red and silver kinda looks a little too flashy…