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Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:30 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/08/09/game.death.reut/index.html

Man dies after online game marathon

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 Posted: 1102 GMT (1902 HKT)

SEOUL, South Korea (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 on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing online battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on August 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe.

After he failed to return home, Lee's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafe, Lee said he would finish the game and then go home, the paper reported.

He died a few minutes later, it said.

South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world, has a large and highly developed game industry.

tk13
08-10-2005, 02:34 AM
You know, that sounds an awful lot like those hoax stories that were going around a few months ago about a guy dying at the computer....

listopencil
08-10-2005, 02:37 AM
Well, I guess the fact that you were the one to post this article proves that it wasn't you. Damn. I'm out twenty bucks.

beer bacon
08-10-2005, 02:39 AM
You know, that sounds an awful lot like those hoax stories that were going around a few months ago about a guy dying at the computer....

This is actually relatively common in South Korea. This guy isn't the first South Korean to die from too much gaming. They are insane about their video games over there.

Rausch
08-10-2005, 02:40 AM
Well, I guess the fact that you were the one to post this article proves that it wasn't you. Damn. I'm out twenty bucks.

Ten bucks. I bet you ten...

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:41 AM
BTW, only 50 hours? This guy was a pussy.

tk13
08-10-2005, 02:41 AM
This is actually relatively common in South Korea. This guy isn't the first South Korean to die from too much gaming. They are insane about their video games over there.
Uh... yeah, but man, you think your mind or body or something would get tired. I have a hard enough time playing video games when I'm tired, I can't imagine doing it for that many hours. I've never heard of doing it until you die before....

luv
08-10-2005, 02:41 AM
BTW, only 50 hours? This guy was a pussy.
You could try it and find out what happens.

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:42 AM
Of course, not eating OR drinking during that time period could be hazardous. I wonder if he drank ANYTHING?

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:42 AM
You could try it and find out what happens.

I did almost 30 hrs once and had no ill effects.

luv
08-10-2005, 02:42 AM
Of course, not eating OR drinking during that time period could be hazardous. I wonder if he drank ANYTHING?
I wouldn't recommend it. You'd have to get up more to go to the bathroom.

listopencil
08-10-2005, 02:43 AM
Ten bucks. I bet you ten...


Yeah, but I bet TJ 10 too.

J Diddy
08-10-2005, 02:43 AM
You could try it and find out what happens.

Trying to talk someone into killing themselves. You should be ashamed of yourself.

:shake:

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:43 AM
I wouldn't recommend it. You'd have to get up more to go to the bathroom.

**** that. True gamers use a catheter.

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:43 AM
Trying to talk someone into killing themselves. You should be ashamed of yourself.

:shake:

That wouldn't kill me. Not even close.

listopencil
08-10-2005, 02:44 AM
I wouldn't recommend it. You'd have to get up more to go to the bathroom.


Catheter.

luv
08-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Trying to talk someone into killing themselves. You should be ashamed of yourself.

:shake:
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

:p

listopencil
08-10-2005, 02:45 AM
**** that. True gamers use a catheter.


Beat me to it.

J Diddy
08-10-2005, 02:46 AM
Uh... yeah, but man, you think your mind or body or something would get tired. I have a hard enough time playing video games when I'm tired, I can't imagine doing it for that many hours. I've never heard of doing it until you die before....

If I'm gonna die from overexertion for 50 hours. I can think of something else I would be doing. After 50 hours she would probably be dead too.

tk13
08-10-2005, 02:46 AM
**** that. True gamers use a catheter.
That's why you buy a PeeS2.

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 02:47 AM
Beat me to it.

Pwned.

listopencil
08-10-2005, 02:57 AM
Pwned.

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Rausch
08-10-2005, 03:29 AM
Yeah, but I bet TJ 10 too.

Damn. TEEj is pretty suave on wagers.

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 03:41 AM
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Uatu
08-10-2005, 05:45 AM
You are just too cool. I am, however, using my daughter's laptop with its crappy little keyboard that is hard to type on and this peice of shit boxor (?) instead of a real mouse. That's what cost me the one minute. but carry on.

Count Alex's Losses
08-10-2005, 05:47 AM
You are just too cool. I am, however, using my daughter's laptop with its crappy little keyboard that is hard to type on and this peice of shit boxor (?) instead of a real mouse. That's what cost me the one minute. but carry on.

Awesome. I found a translator online. Uh, I mean...

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Rain Man
08-10-2005, 09:45 AM
If he wanted to be remembered forever, he would've made that little 'dying Pacman' noise as he fell.

morphius
08-10-2005, 09:51 AM
Of course if gochiefs was a real gamer he would be down at quakecon right now instead of on the Planet. Especially since it is in Texas...

Earthling
08-10-2005, 11:29 AM
This story illustrates exactly what is wrong with many news agencys. They just leave you hangin' and don't answer the really important issues that the story brings up. I mean, did the guy win the game or was his game character destroyed?

J Diddy
08-10-2005, 11:30 AM
If he wanted to be remembered forever, he would've made that little 'dying Pacman' noise as he fell.

Pac man lives.

J Diddy
08-10-2005, 11:31 AM
This story illustrates exactly what is wrong with many news agencys. They just leave you hangin' and don't answer the really important issues that the story brings up. I mean, did the guy win the game or was his game character destroyed?

He probably paused it leaving the guy who was playing with him on hold for eternity. You'll hear the story of him dropping dead in another 12 hours.

Earthling
08-10-2005, 11:37 AM
He probably paused it leaving the guy who was playing with him on hold for eternity. You'll hear the story of him dropping dead in another 12 hours.
ROFL

Goapics1
08-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games

Quit his job to have more time to play games? Why didn't he just do it at work?