8.11.2005

Starcraft Is Killer!

Man Dies After 49 Hours Of Computer Games

from The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours, South Korean police said Wednesday.

Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by his last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping, refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game Starcraft.

Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to what doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.

Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to play computer games, police said.

Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations devoted to broadcasting matches.

2 Comments:

Anonymous thatmattdude said...

This sounds JUST like my cousin who ate dinner and drank beer while playing starcraft non-stop... only stopping to go to work, watch simpsons and go to sleep.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous thatmattdude said...

once I played cards for 12 hours straight and then crammed for my finals for 2 hours. During the test, I fell asleep.

I kid you not.

12:54 AM  

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