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Son saves his Dad's life - wants a PS3 for it

Usually when you hear stories about the PS3 on the local news, it's because somebody got stabbed for one or an old lady got punched in the face over it or something -- kind of depressing really. So we were stoked when we saw GamingTarget's story about a 9-year-old boy who saved his father's life and decided he deserved a PS3 for the heroic act.

According to the news segment, 9-year-old Matty Lovo was able to gain control of a 100,000 pound tractor-trailer after his dad passed out behind the wheel. He used the truck's CB to call for help and a second driver was able to come and bring the truck to a stop. His grateful father was interviewed by the local news agency, and said his son "keeps telling me he thinks he needs his PlayStation 3 now for a reward."

Seems like a pretty reasonable trade -- your son saves your life, you drop 500 dollars (or 600 if you're feeling extra thankful) to get him a PS3. Best part of the story though? When the co-anchor on the news show admits he has no idea how to use his own PS3. Pure Ron Burgundy right there.

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1. CB Radio: $80
Saving ones life: $600
Passing out while in command of a 100,000 pound tractor? priceless

Posted at 3:21PM on Aug 10th 2007 by money_mike_preme

2. PS3Fanboy, send the boy a free PS3... :)

Posted at 3:30PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

3. So, Sony have resorted to sabotaging tractors for their viral ads? That's... original, I guess!

Posted at 3:37PM on Aug 10th 2007 by ClarkyCat

4. How sad is this? Kid saves his Dad's life and wants a PS3 for it. Uh, how about having a Dad? Guess a PS3 is more important to kids these days. It isn't like it was a total selfless act. I mean, who
fed the kid, gave him shelter, and clothed him for the past few years? Who was going to continue to do that with pops six feet under? Flippin' incredible.

p.s. when my parents get put into a home, I'm
going to demand a PS6 game for each time I come visit them. Thanks for the idea kid

Posted at 3:38PM on Aug 10th 2007 by nathanexplosion

5. maybe the father was like,

dad: thanks son you save my life, is there anything i can get you

kid:ps3

dad: okay how much are those

kid: only 500. plus game and extra controller 600 total, oh and tax

dad: umm, anything else... maybe. a hot wheels??

kid: PS3! PS3! I WANT IT NOW

Posted at 3:44PM on Aug 10th 2007 by pete

6. and #5 getdafukouttahere!!

Posted at 3:46PM on Aug 10th 2007 by pete

7. nathan are you serious???
This kid is 9 years old, do you really think he thinks about all that stuff. I'm not saying he is right for believing he deserves one but come on now.
He probably doesn't realize what death really is yet either.

Posted at 3:46PM on Aug 10th 2007 by Mike Staino

8. "why would he want a PS3? I use mine as a door stopper! He should've asked for a 360 and Halo 3" ;p

Go lay down by your dish!!!

Posted at 3:53PM on Aug 10th 2007 by steve

9. 360>ps3

Posted at 3:53PM on Aug 10th 2007 by pcgamer11

10. PS3 as a door stopper...sounds like a good idea, I'd use a 360 for that, but the 360 is currently being used as the cat litter.

Posted at 3:55PM on Aug 10th 2007 by Tru-blue

11. The dad probably passed out again when he found out the PS3 costs 500 dollars.

Posted at 3:56PM on Aug 10th 2007 by Anghel

12. @#5 pcgamer11:

-Why the hell would he ask for a defective, disc scratching, always-out-for-repairs, losing-HD-format-supporting, non-HDD-using, over-priced, over-heating, red ring of death toaster-oven??? Oh yeah and buy a machine that is going to be improved and updated in months making the version he buys now obsolete... You're better off with the doorstop you call a PS3, at least its quality design wont damage your door, LMAO...

Posted at 3:56PM on Aug 10th 2007 by never$$hort

13. If the kid was an xbox360 fan, the father would've been dead by now.

Posted at 3:56PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

14. my point is: games matter right now, not hardware. all ps3 is getting is watered down lame ass ports of 360 games, and original ips keep getting delayed. point made. period.

Posted at 3:59PM on Aug 10th 2007 by pcgamer11

15. Or maybe the kid WAS an xbox360 fan but because his xbox360 was back in customer service for repairs, he had the free time to navigate the trailer. Because of his experience with the xbox360, he now knows that the PS3 is the only way to go. Kids get smarter and smarter as they grow up and gain more experience.Plus, the 360 is too expensive for something that only plays games that are NOT in Hi-def. If DVD-9 is HD, why do you need HD-DVD and Bluray? Kid's are getting smarter now.

Posted at 4:00PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

16. And this is a PS3 forum. Why are 360 people even in here? In a car race, if you truly felt that your car is faster and prettier and is guaranteed to win the race, then why come over to our side and try to scratch or paint and flatten our tires just before the race begins? Why not play fair? Why cheat if you truly believe your console is better? Remember the olympic hopeful skaters Nancy Karagen and that other girl? Remember how one girl felt the other was too much competition so she went and bashed up the other girl's knees and then got arrested and banned from skating ever again? If she really felt she was better than the competition, why'd she resort to illegal behavior and cheat? XBOX360 people? Who's cheating now?

Posted at 4:04PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

17. Actually hardware DOES matter retard... Games come and go... Just like games will come to the PS3 and go away from the 360 in the NEAR future.

Posted at 4:05PM on Aug 10th 2007 by never$$hort

18. So that the xbox360 people with educational impairment can understand better, the girl who cheated felt that her competition was too much for her and that she couldn't win fairly. That's why she resorted to crimminal or "UN-SPORTSMAN LIKE PLAY" behavior...I'm proud NOT to be an xbox360 owner. I've never once felt the need to go into an XBOX forum. I'm confident the PS3 is good. i have no need to be unsportmans like and play dirty. I know the PS3 is better. Only the C or D student would feel the need to cheat and hate. The A and well prepared student keeps to himself or herself with a smile on his or her face.

Posted at 4:09PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

19. So that the xbox360 people with educational impairment can understand better, the girl who cheated felt that her competition was too much for her and that she couldn't win fairly. That's why she resorted to crimminal or "UN-SPORTSMAN LIKE PLAY" behavior...I'm proud NOT to be an xbox360 owner. I've never once felt the need to go into an XBOX forum. I'm confident the PS3 is good. i have no need to be unsportmans like and play dirty. I know the PS3 is better. Only the C or D student would feel the need to cheat and hate. The A and well prepared student keeps to himself or herself with a smile on his or her face.

Posted at 4:10PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

20. I know the PS3 is better. Only the C or D students would feel the need to cheat and hate the A students. The A and well-prepared students keeps to himself or herself and would hope that the bitter C or D students (xbox360, cough, cough) just leave them alone and stay in their own hill billy community??

Posted at 4:12PM on Aug 10th 2007 by secret

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