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Man Dies After Days of Gaming In Internet Cafe

We've all had our mother or father tell us "everything in moderation," but apparently, not everyone listens. A Chinese man dropped dead after playing Internet games for three consecutive days, according to Reuters.

The man was about 30 years old, died on Saturday after being rushed to the hospital from the Internet cafe. The Beijing News reported that the police ruled out the possibility of suicide, saying that exhaustion was the most likely cause of death.

Here's more:

China, worried about the spread of pornography and politically incorrect content, has banned the opening of new cybercafes this year and issued orders limiting the time Internet users can spend playing online. In April, President Hu Jintao launched a campaign to rid the Internet of "unhealthy" content and make it a platform for Communist Party doctrine.

While we can only hope the man's death was caused by something other than his video gaming — or neglect for his body while on a video game tirade — you have to wonder what type of game could have captured his attention for so many hours that he forgot about his basic human needs.
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millarci millarci 9 years
OMG! How terrible for him and the family. But 3 straight days? my goodness...
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i'm sad to hear about that :(
Kaori Kaori 9 years
Yeah. What the crap? Why did the staff DO something about some whacko playing for 3 days straight? Stuff like this happens pretty often in Asian though -____-;;
bluebutterfly bluebutterfly 9 years
What, did the staff not notice him sitting there for 3 days?
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
That is very sad and awful :cry:
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Damn you, Warcraft.
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
this is sad...
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
I think calling him a "man" is pretty generous.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
That's why I made my brother get a girlfriend.
bealotus bealotus 9 years
wth?
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
How sad, but I might be able to use this example to convince my husband to get off Halo once in a while.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
That's something you don't hear everyday.
verily verily 9 years
It sounds suspiciously like he was a gold farmer. They work some seriously grueling hours and most likely live in some crappy conditions. He might've come to the Internet Cafe on his off time for personal gaming time.
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