Evony Saves Man from Deadly Toaster

January 21, 2011 -

The Facebook version of the online strategy game Evony - that game with all the ads that involve cleavage, even though there's no actual cleavage in the game - may have saved a man's life. 51-year old Robert Chambers, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, says that a fire started by a toaster began to fill his house with smoke.

Because of his disability, Chambers was unable to directly call police on the phone, so he turned to the Evony chat room. He asked people in the chat to call the fire department. Ten minutes later they arrived and took him out of the house.

While there was no serious fire (only a toaster was lost), Chambers credits the game and its players for getting him help quickly. His wife, who openly hates the game, says she cannot complain about it anymore because it may have saved her husband's life.

Don't worry Mrs. Chambers, the entire Internet will take up the extra slack for you.

Source: Kotaku by way of Gus Mastrapa.

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Re: Evony Saves Man from Deadly Toaster

All's well that ends well, I guess, but maybe in the future you should keep a cellphone on you?  Just a thought.

Re: Evony Saves Man from Deadly Toaster

Or maybe play a game that isn't all about false advertising?

Re: Evony Saves Man from Deadly Toaster

"Call the fire department, my Lord"

 
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