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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4762 posts, RR: 30
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Check this out:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050809/...u=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

Just substitute "computer games" for "A.net"... sounds familiar?  Wink


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

I better switch off my PC right now.  Wink

Seriously, not too long ago I saw a report about these computer gamers from South Korea. There are regulary "mass-gamings" and the winners of these sessions get famous as music stars. They get sponsor contracts from big software companies and they have their own fan clubs.

Crazy!

Patrick


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

A 28-year old kicks the bucket as a result of a heart attack? Any other problems than his 50 hour computer game?

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games

 banghead 


User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1716 times:

Oddly enough, this isn't the first time someone has died as the result of exhaustion from gaming in South Korea. I remember reading about this a few years ago:

This guy died after gaming for 86 hours straight:



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2499957.stm

Also, there was a stabbing death in China provoked by the virtual "theft" of a weapon used in an online game:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4397159.stm

Some people need to get a life or they risk losing their own.  Yeah sure

-Jeff


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4762 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 3):
this isn't the first time someone has died as the result of exhaustion from gaming in South Korea.

Really? And I thought this was an odd occurrence... Sheesh, this is just insane.  crazy 

But, since I meant this to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek...

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 3):
Some people need to get a life

*cough* Who Else Got Really Nervous During A.net Outage? (by Birdwatching Jul 11 2005 in Site Related) *cough* Big grin



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User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1679 times:

A couple of months ago I read about two Chinese teenagers who collapsed on railroad after playing 24-hour strait. I've heard that Chinese authorities have put up restrictions on how many hours your are allowed to play every week.

User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1674 times:

Dude, these Koreans/Chinese kids need to "de-geek" themselves stat!! This video-game playing has become an obsession.

As a side note, Desi kids (Indians) if they kick the bucket, will do so in a library or at home while cramming for SAT'S, MCAT'S, OR LSAT'S/GRE'S!! Big grin



Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 6):
As a side note, Desi kids (Indians) if they kick the bucket, will do so in a library or at home while cramming for SAT'S, MCAT'S, OR LSAT'S/GRE'S!!

Hahaha...very true  biggrin 

It seems Indians are the 'World's biggest readers'..hehe

Indians are the world's biggest bookworms, reading on average 10.7 hours a week

I had a Chinese classmate last year..and the dude used to play online games the whole night...then sleep during the day. So I guess it's no big surprise that a few of them end up dead as a result of that...but seriously though those guys need to stop playing so many damn games. I wonder if that guy's family will sue the game developer...heh



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User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1658 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4):
But, since I meant this to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek...

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 3):
Some people need to get a life

*cough* Who Else Got Really Nervous During A.net Outage? (by Birdwatching Jul 11 2005 in Site Related) *cough*

LOL! Good point.  Smile


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