Boy plays PSP, falls off train platform onto the tracks

Hot on the soggy heels of fountain woman comes a ten-year old Italian kid with who almost met his maker thanks to hand-held gaming. The startling CCTV footage shows the little mite wandering along a busy platform, allegedly holding a PSP and staring intently at it - disproving the notion that  PSP doesn't have a captive audience <honk!>. But without even a glance upwards the little lad takes a nose-dive off the edge and onto the tracks. Cue heroics from an off-duty police officer who immediately leaps into action. See it now...  

Is it wrong that our first thought upon seeing this clip was "Wonder what he was playing that was so engaging?". Probably. If only he'd watched our videos depicting the perils of focusing too hard on games, eh? Like this one or this one. Still, thank goodness he only escaped with a few cuts and bruises.

February 4th 2011

[Via Buzzfeed]




  • grayguwapo - February 7, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    what a maroon... he shouldn't have been walking while playing...
  • HawtCakez - February 7, 2011 12:12 a.m.

    "Almost met his maker"? I think it's more sad that there was some vital danger in that moment. I guess it's all the action films but I was hoping to see a subway coming right at him while the people scurry to save his life. Instead, he just fell a few feet and risked a head injury. Sorry to say that this had very little danger in my point of view but then again I don't like kids.
  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - February 6, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    I agree with db1331, natural selection is supposed to weed out the weak and stupid. On a side note; the parents supervision is never brought into question, and it's obvious that handheld gaming is TEH SATAN'S medium. MY KINGDOM FOR A WORLD WITHOUT CAPTCHA.
  • mrmorozov987 - February 5, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    Happens to us all. Right? Right?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 5, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    that's his parent's problem!
  • crimsonmoose - February 4, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    what u didnt see was Reggie Fils-Aime pushing him
  • austinthebookworm - February 4, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    That kid was so dumb. Don't play games while walking, people.
  • mockraven - February 4, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    I almost (<- keyword) feel a little bad about this. I read the article, laughed my face off, laughed at the video, then shared it with all my friends.
  • JPorFavor - February 4, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    I bet he was playing DOA Paradise. Those barbie dolls sure know how to get desperate kids to cough up money.
  • FinderKeeper - February 4, 2011 7:25 p.m.

    I bet he was playing "Hello Kitty Island Adventure":
  • Dill - February 4, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    Look what Sony is doing! They try to throw the children of the world under subway trains!
  • GrandMoffBubbles - February 4, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    "...Next up on WDUH Action News. An expose by Davis Justice on why video games are dangerous for our children. We have CCTV footage that proves that video games will KILL your children!" -inevitable lame TV news story.
  • Robx - February 4, 2011 5:52 p.m.

    My first thought (due to recent bashes towards the psp) was "MAN THIS PSP SUCKS SO BAD I JUST WANT TO KILL MYSELF". But I'm kidding, I'm a fan of the PSP har har.
  • fatguy19 - February 4, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    @db1331 My Sentiments exactly
  • rabidpotatochip - February 4, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    Having seen a few people get hit and killed by trains or just stuck to the tracks and unable to free themselves I think the kid was pretty lucky. Personally, I think it would have been funnier if he walked into a concrete post or something but we'll just chalk that up to my experiences. Recaptcha: "Jikudôshô ebsor (yes, there was an opening quote in there).... Yikes.
  • JetpackJesus - February 4, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    The politicians are going to go ape over this, presumabely. He could have been on an iPhone or something, but no, no matter what, gaming is going to get blamed.'Tis inevitable. :(
  • oryandymackie - February 4, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    How can Sony even contemplate putting the NGP into production after this near-fatality? Shame on them.
  • shadowreaper72 - February 4, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    And nobody sees this and tries to stop him?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - February 4, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Um, is it bad that I laughed at this?
  • shawksta - February 4, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    I'm guessing Sony's PSP mascot, Marcus, has influenced this kid in engaging too much.

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