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Posted: 8/9/2005 10:49:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 10:51:41 PM EDT by Janus]
www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/08/09/game.death.reut/index.html


SEOUL, South Korea (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 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 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.

South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world, has a large and highly developed game industry.



Suicide by obsessive counter-strike playing?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:51:08 PM EDT
Game over.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:52:14 PM EDT
If he was playing Half-Life 2, the excitement of the game probably had him going and the shock from such a shitty ending is what did him in.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:52:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:52:45 PM EDT
I remember a similar story, but the other guy had done it for 72+ hours. They figured he died of a DVT.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:59:43 PM EDT
What a n00b.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:00:57 PM EDT
He died from l33tness
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:02:22 PM EDT
Dood, don't give in, load ur last S4ve!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:03:07 PM EDT
Probably playing Counterstrike.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:12:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Probably playing Counterstrike.




It's a bitch
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:57:55 AM EDT
One hell of a game.

Max
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:09:00 AM EDT
Maybe he was playing "The Sims" and when he became so engrossed in his creation that when they died, so did he.


Or maybe he was fucking nuts.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:09:54 AM EDT
He was a virgin
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:14:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
What a n00b.



+1 only 50 hours
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:46:47 AM EDT
He was probably playing StarCraft, Koreans love that game.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:58:55 AM EDT
I have never played an online game. Am I missing anything really?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:05:13 AM EDT
Its been proven yet again, the rang rangs arent that great at gaming.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:06:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By p331083:
Its been proven yet again, the rang rangs arent that great at gaming.



A rang rang? Nevr heard that before.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:08:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By p331083:
Its been proven yet again, the rang rangs arent that great at gaming.


If that is a racial slur just a friendly heads up it will get you banned, even if you didn't try to offend some one.

It's better me letting you know than the mods and than staff
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:11:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 3:12:25 AM EDT by Sniper_Wolfe]
I would guess something like Age of Titans or Warcraft. Asians aren't as big on FPS games.

Edit to say that my friends have went almost that long playing Counter-Strike: Source at my house. I, however, get bored after about 6 or so hours and go to bed.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:29:45 AM EDT
I have read about more than one person being found dead with his head on the keyboard while playing Everquest.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:56:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By p331083:
Its been proven yet again, the rang rangs arent that great at gaming.


If that is a racial slur just a friendly heads up it will get you banned, even if you didn't try to offend some one.

It's better me letting you know than the mods and than staff



Its ok for people to give videos and links with racial slurs,but not to type it. weird.

I played half-life 1 before and when ever I played that I would get really dizzy. only that game.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:59:51 AM EDT
kekekekekekekekekeke
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:02:23 PM EDT
^_^
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:14:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 12:16:26 PM EDT by p331083]
Rang rangs isnt a racial slur. Its more like calling koreans nerds.

Its really an inside joke to people who play everquest/world of warcraft.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:17:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
He was a virgin


probably still living in his parent's basement.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:30:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:30:30 PM EDT
So, you really don't get extra lives from these games?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:32:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
I have read about more than one person being found dead with his head on the keyboard while playing Everquest.



Yeah he was probably camping a spawn area waiting for that 1 out of a million monster to spawn so he could get a special item. I did that once. Took a whole week of vacation to get it. Of course I did sleep a few hours each night though. Glad I broke my self of the gaming habit. I have not played anything in a couple years.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:32:33 PM EDT
One of the craziest things I have heard all week. Now, I can warn my little cousins,"Stop playing that game or you'll end up like Lee!"
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:35:44 PM EDT
50-hour connection? Well, you know he wasn't playing on Valve.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:36:11 PM EDT
What a pussy, there was a swede who played UO for 72 hours straight
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:51:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mtchristman:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
What a n00b.



+1 only 50 hours



+2 what a a wimpy nOOb

he sUxOrZ
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:55:11 PM EDT
The guy was playing starcraft. Did you know that they actually televise that over there? People seriously have sponsors and it is a huge spectator sport. I saw the number of starcraft games sold per capita once and it was phenomenal. If I remember correctly something like one in 3 people owned a legitimate copy.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 2:56:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:01:54 PM EDT
Yeah, I'm sure. If you want a little better story check out this website. I read this earlier this morning.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,165296,00.html
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:04:58 PM EDT
Game over, man, game over!

Sorry, had to say it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:09:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:11:41 PM EDT
He should've taken up airsoft and got a little exercise.

Or joined the army and learned about REAL STEEL!
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:20:05 PM EDT
The Protoss got him.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:08:54 PM EDT
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