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3-Day Gaming Binge Kills Taiwanese ManJanuary 21, 2015: Only three weeks into 2015, already two Taiwanese men died from marathon gaming binges. The first was a 38-year-old man who was found dead after playing video games for five days straight in an Internet cafe in Taipei. The second, 32-year-old Hsieh, died from cardiac arrest after playing for three days without stopping.
Even worse, workers at the Kaohsiung Internet cafe didn't discover that Hsieh was dead for HOURS. He'd been known to sleep face down on the table during his gaming binges, but when workers found him sprawled out and unresponsive, they finally sent him to the hospital. Authorities believe that cold temps and over-exhaustion were to blame. They noted that none of the other games in the cafe seemed to even notice that one of their own was being carted off, stiff as a board, by paramedics.
If there's a lesson to be learned (beside "don't play video games for days without stopping to sleep or eat"), it's this: don't get caught in an emergency around gamers. Unless your dying body impedes their ability to play, they'll probably be no help at all.l< << PREV 1 of 10 NEXT >>
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