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Games publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has demanded the return of all US copies of the Playstation version of its Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour golf game. The reason? Officially, it's because the disc contains unauthorised material that's "objectionably to customers". In fact, the CD contains a digitised version of the Spirit of Christmas episode of top cartoon series South Park. Ironically, the cartoon can't actually be viewed by Playstation owners -- only those with access to a PC and a basic understanding of disk structures will be able to find the hidden track containing the movie data and play it. Owners of the PC version of the game won't be able to view the cartoon either -- it's not on that release. Still, copyright infringement is still illegal, no matter how cleverly you disguise it, and EA was forced to act as soon as the Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and co. were discovered lurking on the disk. Owners of the game may return it to EA for a replacement, though we suspect most will prefer to hang on what has overnight become a highly collectible item. Mr Hankey was unavailable for comment. ®

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