Chinese man dies after 3-day Internet gaming binge

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Sept. 17, 2007, 11:43AM

Associated Press

BEIJING — A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said today.

The 30-year-old man fainted at a cybercafe in the city of Guangzhou on Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death."

China has 140 million Internet users, second only to the United States. It is one of the world's biggest markets for online games, with tens of millions of players, many of whom hunker down for hours in front of PCs in public Internet cafes.

Several cities have clinics to treat what psychiatrists have dubbed "Internet addiction" in users, many of them children and teenagers, who play online games or surf the Web for days at a time.

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Geez, I think some of us MUT ers should pay attention to this......ha

 
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is this even true???

but i agree kelly...this place is addicting!

 
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bahahahahahaaaahahahahahaahaha. Oh My Goodness.

No but seriously though...thats pretty sad.

 
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Originally Posted by Retro-Violet /img/forum/go_quote.gif i didnt know that was even possible. exactly what i was thinking! I'm getting scaredd now because i've been up for hours and online (not 3 days though) every night cuz i cant sleep lol
 
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3 days?! Come on. I think I could beat that without dying on any of you.

 
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That's weird... well, they did say exhaustion. I'm sure the brightness and flashing of the computer screen might've been something to it. But I be seeing those like, gaming competition that happens for days and no one dies from it.

That guy must've had something else going on to him. Kinda sad to be known from dieing by playing video games in a cafe...

 
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Originally Posted by glowstick /img/forum/go_quote.gif 3 days?! Come on. I think I could beat that without dying on any of you. that really made me lol.
 

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