Naughty Dog removing The Last of Us' accidental phone sex number

Turns out 555 doesn't make it fake enough

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Naughty Dog's inspired environments for The Last of Us wowed us in our review, but its impressive little details just keep getting the developer in trouble. First it was an unofficial Boston transit system map used without permission, now it's phone numbers on a fake pest control poster which actually belong to a phone sex line and Bahamas cruise contest.

Naughty Dog told Kotaku that the live numbers---800-555-2545 and 800-555-6784 if you're curious, and yes, we did call them ourselves--were a simple misunderstanding on an artist's part.

"What happened was, they put some phone numbers in the game and then they thought they could just change the area code to 555, then it's invalid because it's what they do in movies," creative director Neil Druckmann said. "But I guess that doesn't work when you have a 1-800 in front of it."

Naughty Dog is now working to remove the not-so-fake numbers from the game. It's kind of a shame for main character Joel, the apocalypse does get awfully lonely...

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