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South Korean man dies of heart attack after playing non stop 50 hours on computer games.

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posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 05:10 PM

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 on 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 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.

my condolences to the family. never knew somthing like that would happened unless he dint eat and drink. but this shows the seriousness where games are addicted and makes people escape from the real world and be in the fantasy world where anithing is possible.

[edit on 9-8-2005 by deltaboy]

posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 10:39 PM
Totally weak I mean totally

there was a korean before him who went 86 hours straight no food, no water, and did not use the bathroom or move from the computer at the game center he was at.

then he just fell over.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 12:22 AM
These people have issues like no tommorow. This guy evidently has no life, a resorted to playing games non-stop. I feel bad for his family that have to put up with this, what an awkward way to go. This is the second time a incident like this happened.

posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 07:07 AM
i actually heard about that...
What did he do if he had to go the toilet??

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