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Back from the dead!

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8th July 2004

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#1 14 years ago
Yahoo! News 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 on Tuesday. The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing on-line 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.

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Phoenix_22 Advanced Member

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#2 14 years ago

:cort: All i can say is that he deserved it. If you are so stupid to let online games consume your life like that, then you deserve to die.

War Hawk

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#3 14 years ago

This is right up there with the man who killed himself from being dedicated to too many forums. His last words were something like "Put that in your pipe and smoke it!"


Pierce the Heavens

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#4 14 years ago

And of all the places, South Korea! Imagine that! :uhm:

Seems to me that these sort of things happen around that area.

War Hawk"Put that in your pipe and smoke it!"

Heh, I remember that. He thought he was talking to Picard from Star Trek. :p

Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#5 14 years ago

Heh, it happend before. If you are that sad that you play nonestop for 50 hours you are kinda asking for it. Humans... :vikki: *sigh*

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#6 14 years ago

fifty hours...fifty hours!, FIFTY HOURS! how can someone play a game for FIFTY HOURS!, thats over two days ffs. its sad that someone has died but playing for that amount of time is WAY over the top how old was he anyway?


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#7 14 years ago

:confused: strange an heart failure at 28. :rolleyes: the cyber cafe staff have done really nothing rather pomping his money

Force Recon

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#8 14 years ago

50 hours non stop !!??what the fuck!! :eek: :eek:

this world is getting weirder every second.


Resistance is futile

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#9 14 years ago

First of all, this already been posted here. Secondly, Ive played for 48 hours straight before, and I am alive


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#10 14 years ago

I think the longest I have played video games for was like five hours, but that was when I was a kid and first got Pokemon for the gameboy. That game was addicting.