“An online gamer in Taiwan was found slumped, lifeless and stiffening in his chair at an Internet cafe after a three-day marathon session — the second gaming death in the country this year,” Yaron Steinbuch reports for The New York Post.
“The 32-year-old, surnamed Hsieh, played combat games in an Internet cafe in Kaohsiung on Jan. 6, police spokeswoman Jennifer Wu told CNN,” Steinbuch reports. “He was pronounced dead from cardiac failure on Jan. 8 after being rushed to a hospital when an employee found him motionless.”
“A café attendant said Hsieh always played for consecutive days,” Steinbuch reports. “‘When tired, he would sleep face-down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair,’ the attendant said, according to the Taipei Times. ‘That is why we were not aware of his condition in the beginning.’ The incident was ruled a ‘sudden death’ from prolonged gaming, the newspaper reported.”
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MacDailyNews Take: These gaming addicts need to get a life.
Come on, black humor.
Seriously, condolences to the family, friends, and the apparent heart attack victim whom nobody noticed for hours or days, even. At least he died doing something he loved.
How about some sort of time limit for Internet cafe use? 24-hours straight for the absolute maximum (and even that is obviously unhealthy) or some limit that’s even healthier?