Get Trapped in a Mine in Chile, Earn a Free PSP

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Get Trapped in a Mine in Chile, Earn a Free PSP

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Would you like to get a PSP for free, no questions asked? Great! There's just one catch: You need to go get trapped in a mine in Chile for the next four months.

In case you hadn't heard, there are 33 men trapped in a mine half a mile beneath the earth in Chile. Yes, it's a sticky situation, but they're in better shape than some mine collapses in other parts of the earth. For one, they have some access to the outside world - not enough to allow escape, but enough to allow authorities to deliver badly-needed supplies like food, water and medicine.

Of course, the bad news is that it's going to take an estimated three to four months to drill a hole big enough to get the men out again (and they're going to have to clear everything that falls down there themselves, so it's not like they're getting an extended break). So even if their lives aren't in immediate danger, they've still got to come up with something to keep themselves entertained for the next twelve weeks.

The authorities' solution? Lower PSPs to the men along with the rest of the supplies. You may not be able to see the unblocked light of day, but you can date your classmates in Persona 3 Portable! That's an even trade, right? On the other hand, there's probably a school of thought that thinks these poor men have suffered enough already, and you could at least give them some DSes instead.

Man, charging those things must be a pain.

(Kotaku, via G4TV)

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Haha that's awesome, but it's true at least give the poor fuckers some DSes!

So, uh..

What happens when they run out of batteries?

FargoDog:
So, uh..

What happens when they run out of batteries?

Calumon: Maybe they have a reeeaaaaalllllly long charger!

Jack: Give them Peace Walker. That'll keep 'em busy for at least 2-3 weeks guaranteed. Or maybe Crisis Core, or just plain old FFVII

PSPs? Haven't they suffered anuff?
What will they do when the UMD drive dies from the dust?

I guess they send them up again when they need to recharge the batteries.

Double post...

Whupsie.

Wow i think that they will have the time to play games... and three months? That seems like a long while to drill down there. Got to feel bad for them.

FargoDog:
So, uh..

What happens when they run out of batteries?

I don't want to sound like a know-it-all, but they would've brought generators and fuel with them. Probobly enough to last four months too.

Well, depending on the games they have, they could have some fun. I wonder if they have internet connection?

My PSP is broken, and with that new Monster Hunter coming out ...

Who wants to go to Chile?

I thought it was a sweet gesture.

The title sounds a bit... harsh.

It's nice that they're doing this, it sucks for those guys, I couldn't fucking imagine, honestly if it was me, I'd ask them to drop a grenade and let us be done with it.

Here's where WipeOut becomes a gambling sport.

Poor miners. I don't think I would be able to withstand living in a mine shaft for several months and I very rarely leave the house.

That said, the PSP's should at least provide them with some entertainment to pass the time....provided that they are not PSPGo's......

See, this is why I hate the energy industry...

Jack and Calumon:

FargoDog:
So, uh..

What happens when they run out of batteries?

Calumon: Maybe they have a reeeaaaaalllllly long charger!

Jack: Give them Peace Walker. That'll keep 'em busy for at least 2-3 weeks guaranteed. Or maybe Crisis Core, or just plain old FFVII

that'd be great =)

but yeah...a charger with a reallyyy long cable

well that's cool.

Give them Little big planet, that'll cheer them up....

Wait.

-oh snap.

Well it could be worse - they could have food, water and no PSPs. At least it's something.

They should give them laptops and a few copies of World of WarCraft. Then the time would just FLY by!

Blue-State:
They should give them laptops and a few copies of World of WarCraft. Then the time would just FLY by!

Or they could just get linked to tvTropes

.....whoops sorry everyone, you're weekend is shot

Considering how the number one predicted cause of death for the miners is insanity, this might be a good move.

FargoDog:
So, uh..

What happens when they run out of batteries?

That's the definition of "PWNED".

I bet they will constantly supply fresh batteries, I don't think they will use their generators to power up a PSP or two.

Daemascus:
PSPs? Haven't they suffered anuff?
What will they do when the UMD drive dies from the dust?

Send in PSPGo's?

oppp7:
See, this is why I hate the energy industry...

The exact same industry that's allowing you to type that message? Or is electricity different from fuel? XD

I'm sorry, but cheap shots at the PSP aside..

Person 3? That's.. just evil. Trapped in the dark and made to play a creepy game like that, ew..

dogstile:

oppp7:
See, this is why I hate the energy industry...

The exact same industry that's allowing you to type that message? Or is electricity different from fuel? XD

Not to sound like a know it all, but the mine is actually a copper mine, Chile produces about one third the worlds copper.

But anyways, at least the miners are alive, thats the most important thing, given how other mine disaters have gone in the past.

They could always ad-hoc play socom, that could be fun :D

jad4400:

dogstile:

oppp7:
See, this is why I hate the energy industry...

The exact same industry that's allowing you to type that message? Or is electricity different from fuel? XD

Not to sound like a know it all, but the mine is actually a copper mine, Chile produces about one third the worlds copper.

But anyways, at least the miners are alive, thats the most important thing, given how other mine disaters have gone in the past.

Oh its fine :P I actually don't know a damn thing about the mine and don't claim too :P

Actually a pretty good idea. They'd probably go mad if they didn't have anything to do for 3 months.

Low blow, Funk, low blow.

My Darth Vader PSP will beat your My Little Pony adorned Coral Pink DS any day.

Fensfield:
I'm sorry, but cheap shots at the PSP aside..

Person 3? That's.. just evil. Trapped in the dark and made to play a creepy game like that, ew..

Creepy?

OT: What happens when the battery dies? They're not going to use a generator to charge them, are they?

John Funk:
On the other hand, there's probably a school of thought that thinks these poor men have suffered enough already, and you could at least give them some DSes instead.

Wow, that's not an incredibly pretentious thing to say at all.

Give those guys each a copy of Monster Hunter, they'll be entertained until they get out.

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