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.
Source Ahhh, what a great way to die...
46 and 2, are just ahead of me
23rd September 2004
: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.
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27th January 2004
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!"
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
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9th December 2003
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*
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?
:confused: strange an heart failure at 28. :rolleyes: the cyber cafe staff have done really nothing rather pomping his money
50 hours non stop !!??what the fuck!! :eek: :eek:
this world is getting weirder every second.
First of all, this already been posted here. Secondly, Ive played for 48 hours straight before, and I am alive
I didn't make it!
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.