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News Chinese man dies after 3-day gaming session

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  2. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Chinese man days after 3-day gaming session

    Crazy people!
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    might want to change the title there

    still how the hell do you sit at a chair and not get up until you die
     
  5. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Well-Known Member

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    Ouch nut case i like online gaming but not till it kill`s me.
     
  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    lol another person died from probably playing wow... how pathetic can some of these people be, well the plus side to these peoples death is we dont have to worry about them breeding....
     
  7. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Maybe this is another candidate for a Darwin Award...
     
  8. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Did he get up after he died? :D

    Again raises the question whether individuals should be responsible for regulating their own behaviour or whether the state has a responsibility to regulate internet cafés allowing this sort of thing to happen. Personally, I'm massively liberal on this - if you don't realise that 72 hours without sleep is a bad thing, that's your problem. Hadn't he seen "The Bourne Ultimatum" FFS?

    That having been said, I think it is clear from the increasing frequency of stories like this (it's become so commonplace for a Chinese or Korean person to die from game related exhaustion that we're not really even shocked any more, are we?) that a growing number of people, particularly in the Far East, are suffering from a powerful addiction either to computer use generally or to specific MMOs, and they probably need the same support offered to other addicts.
     
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    Was it after he got the bill :D
     
  10. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    idiot.
     
  11. Bigturk

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    i guess in UK we got bindge Drinking, in China they have Bindge Gaming lol
     
  12. MiT

    MiT Don't feed me after midnight!! nom

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    They probable never stopped him, because the cafe was making money off him, for the long hours.

    but 3 days....thats crazy
     
  13. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I totally agree! I mean, was this guy on a school break, or was he unemployed, or what?
     
  14. Hells_Bliss

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    Didn't you get the memo? The Chinese gold farmers are weeding out the weak :p

    Seriously though, what game is really worth playing for 3 days straight? I'd be bored out of my mind doing the same thing for 72 hours
     
  15. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    first thing i notice as soon as i open this page is "WOW, i gotta get myself that tiny table-top where i can put my drinks and ash tray!".....

    3 days. i kinda blame the shop-owner too. IMO its his (or her) responsibilities to stop the guy after 3days not sleeping n nuking....
     
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    This man has gone and done what I could only dream of, although the dream is still to die from a heart attack while having sex.
     
  17. specofdust

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    Meh, he died doing something he presumably loved.

    Good way to go.
     
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    It would depend on with who I think, and either way I don't think they'd like it very much...
     
  19. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Sensationalism really. People (Jack Thomson in particular) are going to spin this as games being super bad/really addictive. Gaming didn't kill this guy, fatigue did. He could have been kept away with reading and people wouldn't want to ban books.
     
  20. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    so true. I'm just waiting for him to bring 'Teh Crazy' on this one.
     
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