You may remember Gaming Target's story about 9-year-old Matty Lovo saving his father, Matt Lovo, who passed out behind the wheel of his tractor-trailer. Carrying more than 100,000 pounds of weight behind him, young Matty took control of the big rig and called for help via C.B. radio despite never having been behind the wheel of a car.
Now, he can take control of a SIXAXIS controller and save the day virtually this time on his brand new PS3. Sony rewarded Matty with a system and some games for his quick effort, which saved him, his father and others who could've been seriously injured.
The reach of this topic was spurred by Gaming Target, which brought the original story to light on August 10, 2007, the day after a CNN interview with Matty revealed that if he could have anything as a reward (besides his dad, of course), he'd like a PlayStation 3. This easy-to-miss mention was a news afterthought that the author wasn't even sure he'd write about.
However, the author pulled up the CNN transcript to get the exact wording, decided to publish the story, saw it spread around the world via the Internet and now Matty Lovo has a PS3. Finally, an industry news story about video games saving a life rather than being blamed for taking one violently.