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Submitted by Rothalack 701d ago | news

10 Year Old Saves 3 Lives at 60MPH, Credit for his Reactions goes to Mario Kart

In a switch from the normally dark, cruel, hate-filled news in gaming culture lately, one video game directly attributed to saving the lives of three rather lucky people earlier this week. (Culture)

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Majin-vegeta  +   701d ago
Video games are evil i tell you /S.
TomShoe  +   701d ago
God, what an awesome kid.
mewhy32  +   700d ago
Wow!!! This is an awesome story! I love Mario Kart and videogames are absolutely not a waste of time. They help develop hand/eye coordination, they help develop the imagination, they help develop problem solving, and they are something the whole family can do together when you can't really go outside because of whatever reason.
StoutBEER  +   700d ago
This is single handidly going to save the Wii U.
gamer42  +   701d ago
not surprising considering video game can improve decision-making skills
ape007  +   701d ago
absolutely baby yoshi
onyoursistersback  +   701d ago
hand to eye coordination is greatly improved with video games!!!!

"its a scientific fact!!!"
...my grammar on the other hand, "is not/no es"
Kingthrash360  +   701d ago
politicians will still flip it around into bad news for gaming.
smh.
MattyG  +   701d ago
Except they won't. Hell, I doubt any politicians will say anything negative or positive about this. Let's stop trying to make issues where none exist and focus on the topic at hand, shall we?
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Kingthrash360  +   701d ago
"Let's stop trying to make issues where none exist and focus on the topic at hand, shall we?"

lol
tell that to the politicians.
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Hellsvacancy  +   700d ago
They will, "The Grandmother was up all night playing Minecraft which caused her to pass out"
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Shuyin  +   700d ago
Lmfao.
HyperBear  +   701d ago
Tonight on FOX...

"A 10yr old boy recklessly takes over the wheel, drives at 60MPH, and saves 3 lives. How video games are to blame for this youth's terrifying actions"

More info at 6... /s
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admiralvic  +   700d ago
"A 10yr old boy recklessly takes over the wheel, drives at 60MPH, and saves 3 lives. How video games are to blame for this youth's terrifying actions"

How can you recklessly take something over, do something good (save 3 lives) and then then become a poster boy for terrifying actions? If anything they would say he endangered the 3 lives. =\
wannabe gamer  +   700d ago
it wasa joke admiral, learn to relax
admiralvic  +   700d ago
@ Wannabe Gamer

Of course it is, but it's just stupid if the boy still SAVES the lives in the joke. You can't really spin it to be a negative when the boy still accomplishes something good.
HyperBear  +   700d ago
You still don't quite get it yet....Try Again!
GribbleGrunger  +   701d ago
'Thank Christ his favourite game wasn't Burnout!' (stolen from Gaf. *hangs head in shame*)

Mine was 'She must have hit a banana'
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   701d ago
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B...

Anyway, I think they were luck no turtles were involved or things could had ended way differently.
Rothalack  +   700d ago
HOLY SHIT!! I have that exact car. I thought I had the only one in existence, seriously.
chadboban  +   701d ago
Good thing it wasn't Burnout.

Edit: beaten
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pixelsword  +   701d ago
You need to play more Mario Kart.

As do I.

:)
jb1276  +   701d ago
loved his quote

"My first thought was actually... 'is this a test, or what?'"

he may need this quote again when he starts dating XD
TongkatAli  +   701d ago
Mario Kart FTW
MisfitsInc  +   701d ago
and there goes some well needed free promotion for Nintendo
Broburger  +   701d ago
I see what they did there
Gamesgbkiller  +   701d ago
And no one will ever talk about this the day after.
"if mario kart taught him to drive a car, what could happen if he got his hands on a violent game!"-inevitable worried mother's conclusion
KrimsonKody  +   701d ago
Next article;
Top ways Nintendo can save lives.
Zephyrus34  +   701d ago
If it weren't for Winter and Icy roads in Gran Turismo back in the day, I probably would be in some accidents the winters we have here. My instincts already knew what to do when I would lose control, thanks to that game :). This kid is awesome BTW.
TheSaint  +   701d ago
Someone threw a shell at the Grandma!
ironfist92  +   701d ago
Barely has any relevance to video games, but I can see why people are jumping at the story
KillrateOmega  +   700d ago
Video Games:
They save lives.
Kidmyst  +   700d ago
I wonder what the Media reaction would have been if he said he learned if from playing GTA4 when being chased by cops in the game. Good for this kid though, made a quick move and saved lives.
weap0nx  +   700d ago
F*** all the videogame hater out there this kid is a hero because of games. Pick a new topic haters, have a seat.
NeoTribe  +   700d ago
Hate to be that guy but, mario cart has nothing to do with his reaction time. He got lucky and it reminded him of mario kart. Same goes for kids who steal cars and say they got it from gta. It works both ways. Glad he did what he did but lets get real here.

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