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270w ago - It appears Sony's PlayStation really does do everything like their TV commercials state, as recently gamingtarget shared a video on YouTube of Taliban militants who use PlayStation Controllers as a detonator device in Afghanistan.

To quote: "Veteran war correspondent for Fox News Channel Steve Harrigan discovered that militants got their hands on a familiar game controller-turned-detonator while he was embedded with U.S. and Afghan troops last year in Jaji, Afghanistan.

There, troops raided a suspected bomb-making house thanks to an Afghan informant who was paid $2,000.

"A farmer's house, in a locked shed: jackpot," he exclaims before almost poetically listing what troops found inside. It is an enemy, they can build weapons even out of garbage.

The garbage Harrigan refers to includes a clear-blue original PlayStation controller, one that's so old it pre-dates the dual analog sticks.

"Something as simple [that] a solider may've thrown out, because their Sony PlayStation was broken, can be used as an initiator device," explains an unidentified U.S. Army Ranger who was holding the controller and involved in the operation."



Video: Taliban Use PlayStation Controller as Detonator Device

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#8 - vandalj - 270w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by heartagram62 View Post
I know they say there is no such thing as bad press but this is the exact thing that I think SONY would want to avoid. From a system that brings so much fun to millions of people these idiots must use it to bring death to a few, when will they relalise they can't win. Good luck to all coalition troops out there!!!


It's not Sony's fault that one of their ancient controllers are being used as the casing for a detonator though. It's more so an eyeopener to how far bomb makers are going to hide it.

#7 - cmccmc - 270w ago
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I can't believe people do things like this, it's horrible. Also why has every post so far been a joke? it's nothing to joke about..

#6 - SCE - 270w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by ModderFokker View Post
And the US army uses remote controlled robots with a 360 controller !!!

Now we now what that war is about

Epic post LMFAO

And btw this was hilarious too: "they can build weapons even out of garbage."

#5 - MrXToTheN - 270w ago
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It Only Does Set Off Bombs!
It Only Does Everything!

Playstation 3.

#4 - ModderFokker - 270w ago
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And the US army uses remote controlled robots with a 360 controller !!!

Now we now what that war is about

#3 - Scrapy - 270w ago
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Hard to imagine how that old controller would be of any use as a detonator, guess it would have to be a suicide mission due to the cord, lol... (strange image going through my head of a car-bomber driving down the street using the psx controller).

anyway... you can make a detonator out of just about anything really. Sony wouldn't/shouldn't really give a toss about this.

#2 - heartagram62 - 270w ago
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I know they say there is no such thing as bad press but this is the exact thing that I think SONY would want to avoid. From a system that brings so much fun to millions of people these idiots must use it to bring death to a few, when will they relalise they can't win. Good luck to all coalition troops out there!!!

#1 - Tsusai - 270w ago
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I would say it brings new meaning to "combo breaker".

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