carmenlu15
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Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:49 am

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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Sabena332
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:55 am

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!

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FlyingTexan
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:01 am

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

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JeffSFO
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:40 am

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

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carmenlu15
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:41 am

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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SAS_A330-300
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:43 am

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.
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texdravid
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:54 am

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
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Springbok747
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:06 am

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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JeffSFO
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RE: Spending Too Much Time On This Site?

Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:08 am

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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