August 12, 2005

Death, by a computer game

See, I always knew computer games were a nasty habit. So apparently, they can kill you. Don't believe me? Check this out?

Man dies after 50 hours of computer games
South Korean left seat in Internet cafe only to use toilet, take brief naps

SEOUL, South Korea - 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 online 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 online games on Aug. 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.

Am I being narrow minded when the following thought enters my head: Why oh WHY did this man not just ... do something else with his time?!

Posted by Maria at August 12, 2005 12:10 AM | TrackBacks
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