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PSP Nearly Causes the Apocalypse

July 18, 2009Written by Dan Massi


Yes, you indeed read the title right. The tiny handheld from Sony, the PSP, almost caused the world to end.

Well, maybe we’re being a bit too dramatic.

Three guards were suspended three weeks ago, without pay, for bringing videogame devices into the high-security Department of Energy’s Y-12 nuclear weapons plant. One of those videogame devices happened to be the PSP (with transmitting capability), with which was brought into a “protected area” of the plant. This protected area happened to be where they create, dismantle, and recycle nuclear warheads.

A new rule has now been created that all personal bags are to be checked before entering the area. For us, this seems like a good idea.