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News   News : Second gamer dies after massive binge
   posted by DaveyD on 25-Oct-2002 9:18:24 (3001 reads)
Just days after the first 'internet overdose', another addict has died after a marathon games binge.
The 27 year-old Taiwanese man collapsed after playing computer games for 32 hours non-stop.

Police confirmed that Lien Wen-cheng started playing at the cyber cafe in Fengyuan in central Taiwan at 10.30pm on Thursday.

At 7am on Saturday, a staff member found the man on the floor of the cafe's toilet foaming at the mouth and bleeding from the nose. "They rushed him to hospital but he was already dead," local police said.


A police spokesman stated that doctors believe Wen-cheng died from exhaustion, having remained in the same position for too long. The death highlights the danger of such intensive game-playing.

Less than 10 days ago, a 24 year-old South Korean man died at an internet cafe in Kwangju, 260km outside Seoul, after playing continuously for 86 hours.

Psychologist Peter Watson explained that playing games over prolonged periods without sleep places the body under considerable stress.

"Depending on the game, the brain is receiving [the impression] that it is constantly under attack," he said.

"We would not expect hardened soldiers to cope with a 32-hour fire fight, and yet some people think they can play these games constantly for long periods of time."
    

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Re: Second gamer dies after massive binge
Posted on 25-Oct-2002 13:37:20
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He only managed 32 hours before dropping dead?? What a wimp!!!!!

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Nah! The poor guy just couldn't exit windows. Sort of brings a whole new meaning to "Blue Screen Of Death"

 
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Re: Second gamer dies after massive binge
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He was waiting for OS4...


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Re: Second gamer dies after massive binge
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hey your on here skyraker cool.

anyway tht guy got lost in thhe endless circle that is windows and decide to play a game and then got into a spiral that goes down when setting up teh game.


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I ahve lasted longer then 32 hours tho i wasn't the friendliest of peple after i still did it so he is a big whimp.


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@cyka_delik

Well, that's very sensitive of you. I'm sure his family would appreciate your sympathetic comments.

 
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Poor bugger

 
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Darwin does it again.

 
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