One of the things that always drives me nuts (pun intended) about user-created content in video games is the automatic assumption people have that such content always, always, always means phallic symbols. For exhibit A, I give you the winner of last year’s blooper award for best worst MMO headline: LEGO Universe died on the sword of dong-detecting software.
But it turns out user-created content isn’t the only culprit in these crimes against gamer decency, as Kotaku writes today. The site has collated a series of critters — created at random through procedural generation, not by players or even mischievous developers — that look a little bit like, well, yeah. Some even have amusingly ironic names or “a gross squishy sound.”
In more helpful and less snicker-worthy news, a Reddit poster on the No Man’s Sky sub credited the game with helping him deal with (and maybe even negate) his OCD tendencies in real life. Video games as therapy!