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Posted: 8/10/2005 5:26:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 5:53:12 AM EDT by MadMardigan]
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 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 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.


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:29:52 AM EDT
He was a "die hard" gamer!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:52:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nicholastheczar:
He was a "die hard" gamer!

I guess that game was to die for.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:54:36 AM EDT
That's a man who takes his gaming to heart...
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:56:04 AM EDT
He should've used a camelback while gaming for proper hydration and to make the experience more "realistic".
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:01:19 AM EDT
I have a cheat code that can revive him.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:04:08 AM EDT
Maybe he should have gone to Gen Con instead.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:05:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
I have a cheat code that can revive him.


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:06:30 AM EDT
To the Death!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:10:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 6:10:59 AM EDT by Kihn]

I have a cheat code that can revive him.

Respawning priveledges revoked.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:10:28 AM EDT
There will be a virtual monument erected with him riding a stallion with two legs in the air.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:14:15 AM EDT
Sitting for too long can indeed kill you.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:16:59 AM EDT

He quit his job to play more video games.....

He's 28, and his mother called to find out when he would be home....

I always feel more successful when stacked up against pathetic losers like that.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:35:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:43:59 AM EDT
Damn. Just damn.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:01:51 AM EDT
Only 50 hours?

Pussy. . .



Thats a long ass time. Not suprised tho.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:13:38 AM EDT
What game??? I want some of that action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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