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Lightning strike zaps PS2 player

Boy in New Hampshire gets electrocuted when lightning strike passes through TV, PS2 controller.
Some may say the violent gameplay of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III is shocking. David Robinson, a 14-year-old boy from New Hampshire, knows better than most. While playing the game in the basement of his home during an electrical storm, lightning passed through his television and shocked Robinson through his PlayStation 2 controller. "I was worried my PlayStation was broken," Robinson told NH newspaper Foster's Daily Democrat. Remarkably, Robinson was not seriously injured. The controller, however, was fried.
Now none can claim it's not :D
 

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woah, must have been some shock, I don't even remember it happening. :p

(in case you didn't get that, my name is David Robinson)

Heh, that's kinda funny: "I was worried my PlayStation was broken,"
 

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This is why you have to have surge protector hookup. If the ps2 did break he would be covered under most surge protectors insurance policy.
 

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He could've also sued Sony for being shocked through his PS2, though arguably it could happen through any appliance... but then again.. sueing is like a fashion statement now.
 

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sueing is like a fashion statement now.
So true.

Did u know here in australia if some guy breaks into your house and gets injured in your home he has a legal right to sue you! Though this has never happened or atleast hasn't been put on the news or anything...
 

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why the **** he was playing in an electrical storm??? when a storm is coming here, I shut down my PC and I go watch the storm...
 

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why the **** he was playing in an electrical storm??? when a storm is coming here, I shut down my PC and I go watch the storm...
And get bolted?

Seriously what would you think is the odds of getting shocked through your ps2 controller during a thunderstorm when you are in a basement
 

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This is why everyone should use cordless controllers... good thing all the next-gens will have them standard
I know EVERY thing else point against this, but my training module at Circuit City says that they will initially sell with wired controllers and the wireless ones will be seperate or as part of a package. Now it does say this is subject to change but the module didn't come out untill 5 days ago so....yeah.
 

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Valcrist said:
I know EVERY thing else point against this, but my training module at Circuit City says that they will initially sell with wired controllers and the wireless ones will be seperate or as part of a package. Now it does say this is subject to change but the module didn't come out untill 5 days ago so....yeah.

I hope you are wrong. There is no way I am going back to wired controllers after having play throught the gamecube wavebird.

Robinson you are truly an unlucky boy.
 

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If they could find a suitable easy way to charge the controller after use it would be great, like for instance a special docking point that charges your controller automatically.

Wireless controllers are just plain problematic and annoying, I'll stick to good old cabling. Whats the disadvantage of using a cable over wirless anyway? I mean they won't tangle if you take care of them the wires are just about as long as the wifi signal range and only a few eccentric people ever require one because they usually are the ones who jump and run around the room at random times when playing a game...
 

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If they could find a suitable easy way to charge the controller after use it would be great, like for instance a special docking point that charges your controller automatically.
~ACTUALLY~

The wireless controllers have a cord that plugs into the expansion bay and then into a port on the 360, this will charge it while your playing, provided you have nickel cadium or lithium batteries in the controller. Next time I go to work I'll bring a usb drive and download the pics and copy-past the info.
 
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