Gamer dies after 50 hrs non-stop play

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  1. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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  3. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Games are the leading killer of poor saps who have no lives.
     
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    Jeebus.

    I'm at a loss for words...I'll probably think about this next time I hop on the PS2.
     
  5. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    Gaming in Korea is out of control. A few months back there was an article about a Korean couple who left their baby at home unattended while they went to an internet/gaming cafe and the child died while they were gone. (linky)

    There just seems to be some severe addiction issues with gaming in Korea. This is nothing new. Addictions of any sort cause these types of problems - child neglect, loss of employment, poor judgement, etc. Nearly anything can be addictive, at least on a psychological level, so it's not the gaming itself that is the problem, it is simply how it is being abused.
     
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    That's terrible, but at the same time I couldn't help but laugh. :eek:
     
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    "We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

    Being in the healthcare field, this explanation doesn't really make sense. There has to be more to the story than the way it's being portrayed.
    It's hard to read things in press & figure out the true medical facts.
    Unfortunately, the unintended side-effect of reporting it like this is that people will begin to think, "I shouldn't play video games too long b/c it might cause me to die."
    The cause-and-effect that is being implied in the story is just incorrect.
     
  9. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    But video games are evil. You didn't know that? ;)
     
  10. AstrosFan macrumors 6502

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    Well, if this story gets a few people off their couch and outside doing exercise, I guess that's not bad, right? :D
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    50hrs WOW he need soemthing else to do, learn java or how to make a game for your mac read a book, photoshop the next ebook, sleep!
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is very sad. Being the way he died, I'm surprised that they haven't performed an autopsy. That would be the only way to know the actual cause of death.
     
  13. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I thought that depended on the wishes of next-of-kin?
     
  14. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    why don't these internet cafes kick people out after a certain amount of time. or maybe dont' make them 24-7 with beds around the place.
     
  15. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Notice in the pic they are using PC's, maybe thats what did him in...
     
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  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ironically, he was playing Second Life. No, I'm just making that up.
     
  19. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Nice.


    But they should definatly not jump to conclusions and perform an autopsy.
     
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The medical facts in this story are skimpy at best. There's no doubt more to the story.

    Nevertheless, there are plenty of people who work this hard, putting in endless overtime and rarely leaving their computers while trying to finish something they are working on. Students doing school projects on deadline too.

    So whatever befell this fellow could happen to nongamers too.
     
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    god, i thought it was bad when once or twice a year, i get a bunch of good pot and download a NES emulator or fire up SimCity4 and play for like 10 hours a day for a weekend... but apparently I'm just not trying hard enough.
     
  22. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    WoW :eek: scary what people do and what happens to them
     
  23. NaMo4184 macrumors member

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    Its the drugs

    It was probably caffeine or redbull or something in that nature that caused him heart failure.
     
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    Man. This world is just getting outrageous... :(
     

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