League of legends logoAs you might have heard, the UK will be implementing a porn filter that blocks all porn on the internet by default throughout the entire country. It sounds like it could be a good idea to prevent children from accidentally stumbling across pornographic materials, and the fact that it is an opt-out option, meaning you have to call your local ISP and request the filters be removed, it means that parents no longer have the excuse that they forgot to institute parental controls. Unfortunately it seems that the porn filter is causing havoc on video games as well, such as Riot Games’ League of Legends. It was discovered that when gamers attempted to download the patch for the game, it was denied simply because the patch URLs contained the word “SEX”.

However the word was not “SEX” per se, but rather a combination of words that somewhat ended up having alphabets next to each other that spelt it out. For example the URLs are “VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj” and “XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj”. This is more of a nuisance than a deal breaker as you can always patch the game by having your friends send you a zip file of the patch itself, rather than trying to download it manually, but this can get pretty annoying in the future and there’s no telling if such coincidences will happen again in the future (we’re guessing it will). Of course you could always turn off the filter but assuming you’re underaged or not the principal account holder, this could prove to be a challenge.

Filed in Gaming . Tags: league of legends. Source: kotaku
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