10 Video Game Secrets That Broke The Law

9. Secret South Park - Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf

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How could a Tiger Woods-themed golf game possibly put itself in a legally actionable position, you ask?

Well, the first 100,000 copies of the PlayStation version of Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf contained a sneaky Easter egg loaded onto the game disc at the last minute by a mischievous programmer.

Putting the game disc into a computer would allow players to watch a hidden video of Jesus vs. Santa, an animated short film created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker in 1995, and served as the direct inspiration for their hit show South Park.

Unsurprisingly, the short is at least as crude as you'd reasonably expect, and absolutely not suitable for a game that received an "E for Everyone" rating.

And so, once word got out a few months after the game's release, EA ended up recalling all unsold copies of Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf at considerable expense, dubbing the short "objectionable to consumers," and ensuring that future pressings of the game didn't include the file.

With that in mind, if you've got a first edition version of Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf collecting dust in your attic, it just might be worth something.

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