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    Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    Story at : http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/interne...eut/index.html

    BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- An obese 26-year-old man in northeastern China died after a "marathon" online gaming session over the Lunar New Year holiday, state media said on Wednesday.
    The 150-kilogram (330-pound) man from Jinzhou, in Liaoning province, collapsed on Saturday, the last day of the holiday, after spending "almost all" of the seven-day break playing online games, the China Daily said, citing his parents.
    Xu Yan, a local teacher, said the "dull life" during the holiday prompted many people to turn to computer games for entertainment.
    "There are only two options. TV or computer. What else can I do in the holiday as all markets, KTV and cafeterias are shut down?" the paper quoted Xu as saying.
    China has seen an alarming rise in the number of teenage and young adult Internet addicts in recent years, despite attempts to restrict minors from cyber cafes and limit online game playing times. (Watch how China is trying to cure Internet addicts )
    About 2.6 million -- or 13 percent -- of China's 20 million Internet users under 18 are classed as addicts, state media have reported
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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    Something about that article just doesn't seem right. I mean... OBESE man in China? At age 26? That's... that's pretty dang rare.


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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    I agree with you Cohete. It reads like the Weekly World News. "Two headed baby eats own head"
    It might be true, but it sure does read like a tabloid.
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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    People sit all day, every day without movie a mucsle playing video games. I causes blood clots.

    Get some sun, people!
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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    I think you nailed it, barf! Good call!

    Everything shuts down for New Year's and everyone goes on vacation. I guess if you don't travel, what else are you gonna do?
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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    Eww thats weird. How can you play 7 days of video games straight? In a similiar case, a man in germany playing video games at a local internet cafe went into the bathroom and collapsed after playing for four days without sleeping.

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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    I know there is another story like this, maybe from Japan. They were trying to blame the internet cafe for allowing him to sit there for hours and hours.
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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    I know there is another story like this, maybe from Japan. They were trying to blame the internet cafe for allowing him to sit there for hours and hours.
    I believe he was from Korea, which is notoriously known for its hardcore gaming.


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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    I'm really surprised I'm not dead yet then. The longest i've played a video game was about 12-14 hours straight, sometimes longer. No wonder I don't have a boyfriend. Don't ask why i'm admitting this. ha

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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Modern Folly View Post
    I'm really surprised I'm not dead yet then. The longest i've played a video game was about 12-14 hours straight, sometimes longer. No wonder I don't have a boyfriend. Don't ask why i'm admitting this. ha

    Maybe you have 8 more lives, kitty cat man.


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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtoups View Post
    Eww thats weird. How can you play 7 days of video games straight? In a similiar case, a man in germany playing video games at a local internet cafe went into the bathroom and collapsed after playing for four days without sleeping.
    Theres some people who have "no live"

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    Re: Video Games can kill!!!! Cnn.com

    MAn, Im a WoW Addict. I swear I would never touch that freakin game and i didnt for a year. But then.... Well Im high lvl druid now with mad skills... eeek
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