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Friday, September 24, 2010

Too much gaming is bad, m'kay?

A South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks.  

The 28-year-old man collapsed after playing the game Starcraft at an internet cafe in the city of Taegu, according to South Korean authorities.
The man had not slept properly, and had eaten very little during his marathon session, said police.
Multi-player gaming in South Korea is extremely popular thanks to its fast and widespread broadband network.
Games are televised and professional players are treated, as well as paid, like sports stars.
Professional gamers there attract huge sums in sponsorship and can make more than $100,000 a year. 



The man, identified by his family name, Lee, started playing Starcraft on 3 August. He only paused playing to go to the toilet and for short periods of sleep, said the police.
"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official told the Reuters news agency.
He was taken to hospital following his collapse, but died shortly after, according to the police. It is not known whether he suffered from any previous health conditions.
They added that he had recently been fired from his job because he kept missing work to play computer games. 

So guys, tell me whats the longest time you've played a game without stopping? For me, eventho i consider or at least considered myself to be an hardcore gamer, to my own surprise, i don't think i ever had a longer gaming session than 4-5 hours, since i must stand up and go do something else, because otherwise my body starts feeling uncomfortable and eyes start to hurt. How about you guys?

52 comments:

  1. Tragic.. I played a game for 6 hours and no break and than I felt like I will never walk again..

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  2. To much gaming? naaaw it cant be.
    Have you watched the show The Pewner, worth a a watch.

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  3. well, the reactions in the brain, like release of dopamine ETC probably makes the feeling of hunger/tiredness less notable.
    hence people die.

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  4. I had sessions which are longer than I'd like to admit.

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  5. Hes hardcore as shit, props to him lol. Supporting

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  6. Yeah, I remember reading about this. What a true gamer.

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  7. Holy shit that's alot of money from video games lol

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  8. Interesting post, you good some cool stuff!

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  10. My little brother and I once did a 22 hour Counter Strike session. We only stopped to go to the bathroom or grab a bite to eat. Much Mountain Dew was consumed and many cigarettes were smoked. I would not attempt that again.

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  11. Can't play moar 10 hours, but i spend 15/16 hours per day on my computer ! (for work, and play ... !)

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  12. come over man, they are partying like hell already!! >=(

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  13. Starcraft is ADDICTING.
    But I LOVE IT. hahaha.

    Twitter.com/CawlinForReal

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  14. damn every time i hear about people dying from gaming its always the Koreans

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  15. I wanna do this with Fallout 3 :(

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  16. these ppl needed to learn how to press Z or R twice....

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  17. I can't wait for tomorrow's update!

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  18. TL:DR

    sry have to play more Starcraft right now!

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  19. Look forward to your next update! :D I'll keep in touch. I played WoW for 18 hours once... just used restroom and got foon... (ordered pizza). Good day?

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  20. add me back btw this blog rules.

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  21. i can hardly play anything for more than 5 hours at the most otherwise my vision goes bad for the next 12 hours or so.

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  22. I think I've played StarCraft for like 8 hours in a row.
    I wouldn't recommend doing that, though.

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  23. That's very hardcore.

    Also, showing my support, please be sure to follow me and check out my blog too.

    Thanks!

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  24. holy junk dude... hahaha he must have been so out of shape

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  25. We were actually just joking about this the other day, since me and a few br0z plan to go hard when Cata launches and attempt server firsts. We might go the Five Hour Energy route instead of stocking up on caffeine.

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  26. It already happened in the past with world of warcraft if i remember right

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  27. mmm I know the original starcraft killed a few Koreans, I wonder how many the new one will kill?

    Mike
    Check out my lastest post on the lastest CPR technique.

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