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S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games

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http://au.news.yahoo.com/050809/15/vfmc.html
Permalink loop 
August 10th, 2005
I've seen this happen.
Permalink Danielle Waters 
August 10th, 2005
As in your living room or the emergency room?
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 10th, 2005
Student lab in college. Poor kid died of a heart attack. He was Korean too.
Permalink Danielle Waters 
August 10th, 2005
I like computer games, but - work and marital commitments aside - I don't think I could do 50 hours. And I never go near any those Class A drugs^H^H^H^H^H games like Everquest.
Permalink Joel Goodwin 
August 10th, 2005
Me and a friend would do this during summer break of high school - playing Empire on the Atari ST for days straight. Fun times, really. I can't imagine doing it as an adult, though, not to mention that I get bored of things much quicker now.
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
August 10th, 2005
<<Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games>>

i think that's the saddest part of the article...

might be a good indie movie in this?
Permalink Kenny 
August 10th, 2005
1. au.news.yahoo.com really needs to put dates on their articles.

2. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/10/10/man_dies_playing_computer_games/
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 10th, 2005
3. Only 50 hours? What a wimp. That other guy went 86 before he collapsed.
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 10th, 2005
First post seen on another board about this:

Did he win?
Permalink I am Jack's infinite id 
August 10th, 2005
It kind of doesn't make that much sense. He must have had some other underlying problems.

50 hours just doesn't seem that long. I want the autopsy
Permalink Berlin Brown 
August 10th, 2005
It's a cover up
Permalink Joel Goodwin 
August 10th, 2005
In the second story, the mother sued Nintendo. I can't decide if that's funny or just ridiculous.
Permalink Dana (formerly Blue State Bitch) 
August 10th, 2005
He died doing what he loved to do - how many of us can say that?
Permalink KayCee 
August 10th, 2005
He is my hero! If only more of us had that level of dedication to our life's work.
Permalink Manny, the Mormon Marmoset 
August 10th, 2005
And in his rememberence, I am planning a four-day LAN party.
Permalink Jeff Barton 
August 10th, 2005
If video games really can kill, does that mean masturbation also causes bli
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 10th, 2005

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