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Old 08-11-2005, 02:59 AM   #1
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Death By Video Games?

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SEOUL, South Korea - 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 online games on Aug. 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.
That's crazy. At least he died doing something he loved. haha
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^^^^ AHAHA, CS is like the most addictive game ever. i used to play it so much
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That's crazy. At least he died doing something he loved. haha
That's stupid . . what posseses people to do that? There have been a few reported cases like that in the last few years. Back in the days, you never heard of someone dying from playing Pong
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go to one of those cyber internet cafes.. omfg.. these kids are.... fucking.. weird. and sad

they sit there for hours justplaying video games and eating chips and drinking sodas... my friend used to work at a place like this..

its funny though, these kids get so angry when they die in a video game..haha

have you heard of people being shot in these places?
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That's crazy. At least he died doing something he loved. haha



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I guess he had a heart attack after receiving the bill for 50 hours use of an internet cafe's PC & I-Connection.
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