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    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

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  • #2
    I seem to remeber someone in china dieing after 46 hours of some mmo.
    But as for me, 36 hours and im not dead

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    • #3
      I dont know if I buy he died due to exhaustion, I wonder how long those naps were. I know plenty people who play obscene number of hours at a time. I've even done it a long time ago. You vision gets thrown out of whack. Hell I've gone 40+ hours straight programming before. I dont see how 2 days could impact anyone that largely especially with naps.

      Unless he was a nuts and really thought he was in the game.. maybe he died from stress.

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      • #4

        ^^^Wimp^^^
        Only 12 hours killed him.

        And I do remember reading that someone died after playing Diablo2 for (40+ hours?) <-- not sure on that one. Sorry long time ago, and I can't find a link.
        Jim

        Nothing to do, execpt hold on to nothing!!!

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        • #5
          When I saw this thread, I thought it was a year-late repost of the Diablo 2 guy who went some 50+ hours without sleep. Stupid gamers.
          if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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          • #6
            i hate serious gamerz .. i never played more than 5 hours straight

            also i left gaming for over 3 years because it kills the time we have to achieve..
            money,etc

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            • #7
              There seem to be a lot of these kinds of cases. A few months ago I heard (probably a lie...) that some kid died after around 80 hours of gaming. I doubted it at first, but reading all of these articles, it seems plausible.
              Biggest Brother's watching Bigger Brother watching Big Brother watch you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Asbestos
                There seem to be a lot of these kinds of cases. A few months ago I heard (probably a lie...) that some kid died after around 80 hours of gaming. I doubted it at first, but reading all of these articles, it seems plausible.
                There was a thing on TV about LucasArts was being sued for a video game causing a child to have a seizure. Links will be provided with an edit when I find it.

                It was not this old story from google's cache.

                Ah! here we go. This site has "top" post as this recent story on CJ.
                Last edited by TheCotMan; August 16, 2005, 16:51.

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                • #9
                  Two words for that assclown... "Darwin Award".
                  Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eliminator
                    i hate serious gamerz .. i never played more than 5 hours straight

                    also i left gaming for over 3 years because it kills the time we have to achieve..
                    money,etc
                    Would you consider a lanner a serious gamer? My friends and I will have LAN parties about once a month or so, and they will last from around 4pm the first day til about 12pm the second day. Some get about 6 hours of sleep, some don't get any, and the rest of the time is 80% gaming and 20% movies.

                    Don't hate me.
                    - Programmer -

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by d3ad1ysp0rk
                      Would you consider a lanner a serious gamer? My friends and I will have LAN parties about once a month or so, and they will last from around 4pm the first day til about 12pm the second day. Some get about 6 hours of sleep, some don't get any, and the rest of the time is 80% gaming and 20% movies.

                      Don't hate me.

                      Yea, it counts. I know cuz im right there with you

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                      • #12
                        haha,

                        Last week i had a LAN party, with 12 computers i know you would think that would launch the electricity bill but we had a plan, We stool our neighbours electricity We played for a full 20 hours and then sleeped for like 4 hours some didn't even sleep but just watched some film, then played for 30 hours. I LOVE LAN PARTIES :D especially when parents are out, i have the big house for myself and my fellow nerds

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by theprez98
                          SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

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                          Did he at least get a high score?

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                          • #14
                            Ok, i'm going to report you to the fbi now.

                            Originally posted by Aztech
                            haha,

                            Last week i had a LAN party, with 12 computers i know you would think that would launch the electricity bill but we had a plan, We stool our neighbours electricity We played for a full 20 hours and then sleeped for like 4 hours some didn't even sleep but just watched some film, then played for 30 hours. I LOVE LAN PARTIES :D especially when parents are out, i have the big house for myself and my fellow nerds

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                            • #15
                              You just admitted on a public forum that you stole from your neighbor.

                              Retard.


                              Originally posted by Aztech
                              haha,

                              Last week i had a LAN party, with 12 computers i know you would think that would launch the electricity bill but we had a plan, We stool our neighbours electricity We played for a full 20 hours and then sleeped for like 4 hours some didn't even sleep but just watched some film, then played for 30 hours. I LOVE LAN PARTIES :D especially when parents are out, i have the big house for myself and my fellow nerds
                              --- The fuck? Have you ever BEEN to Defcon?

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