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sounds like a dothack storyline to me! all nerdy stuff aside i thought they cracked down on asia's policy about 24 hour internet cafes? and also thought they kicked people out for playing longer than 48 hours? this happends all too much in asia! but i dont feel sorry for the guys who died not one bit, 1st i dont know them and second we are overpopulated anyways! 1 less gamer for me to pwn!
sounds .hack story line to me! nerdy stuff aside i thought asia cracked down on internet cafes opening 24 hours? also i thought they kicked people out after like 48 hours since this happends all too much in asia?
This happened once already in South Korea. It is not funny that someone died, but I would like to know what kinds of things he was typing to other players on the third day.
That's not even sad, that's just funny. What kind of idiot lets themself get so into the game that they kill themselves over it. HI CHINA, YOU PPL RNT SMART LOAWLALW
On todays news, 50th story of hearing about Japaneses and Chinese dieing due to playing MMO straight. Anyways common people, MMO's can be fun but this goes to show ya what they do in Asia. Makes ya wonder why they trying to govern the internet there. Never hear about these things happening in the US :)
If it wasn't gaming, then it'd be something else. Some people have a genetic tendency towards addiction generally, and it just happened to be gaming he latched on to.
Well this isn't the first time this has happened, and it probably won't be the last. I agree with pie_FOREVER. There really isn't any other information about this other than the guy was fount dead in a online gambling cafe. You could say that is was just plain stupid, or you could say that the guy was addicted and no one bothered to say anything to him. If i had to guess, i'd say the longest i've ever played a game was probably like 10-13 hours or so, but it's not like a didn't take breaks. That was Goldeneye on the N64 way back in the day. After I was done i could literally see images and hear all the sfx rolling through my head, but as you can see, i'm not dead. HOOOOray for me...
This isn't even the first time someone has died like this over there. Seems like they have a problem. I can't imagine what the problem would be to make the guy do that to himself, though.
stonyshred420: take it easy man bro, and "come on" yourself. A dude died. I don't care for what reason. He could have shot himself in the head by accident. He still died. Even if he did shoot himself, i bet you'd still be laughing. He's a person. You're a person too. have some respect bud.
@ mariohead4: He would have stopped to eat and go to the toilet since he was in a public area and without food he'd slowly start to feel more and more pain from starvation. He probably died of sleep deprivation not starvation. The reason he would be at the internet cafe was so he could have food served right to him and not have to bother cooking or making it. @ StonyShred420: Unfortunately I believe the majority of papers will simply label it as gaming or online gaming and then it will be the gaming community that suffers some repercussions too. I read many articles which say online gaming or gaming at the title then shortly in realise they are talking about gambling.
Wow...my personal best i think was 30- 40 hours straight, back in the days... u cant feel your body right, u become slow, everything is strange....reaction times drop drastically...it doenst work... how can he manage 48 hours, 50 hours, 60, 72....aaarrrghhh... i can´t even imagine that! it´s worst than drugs LOL :P, even on drugs u can´t do that... i think! But i feel sorry for this guy...cause we all have this feeling, "just a bit more", some of us can´t handle the stress, other´s controll themselfs better...and go to sleep Feel sorry for his family, stupid way to die... i can´t imagine his reaction times after that much time... can´t even imagine his heart beat... he was prolly on drugs or Redbull and coffee... dunno...i am amazed 72 hours....
Gambling for 3 days straight! LOL Ok so when i read the artcile yesturday, they wouldn't disclose what he was playing...but now that it was from Online Casinos! LOL This moron just added more fuel to the fire for the lobbiests against gambling! lol I feel bad for those out there who enjoy gambling online and will have to deal with the reprocussions of the anti-gambling crusaders that are going to attack online gambling now.
I cannot believe that people out there will spemd 3 days straight on a MMOG. I can go for a good length of time but when im tired i sleep, when im hungry i eat and when i need to go i poo or pee. Who was he trying to prove himself to, if he had a girl it would not off been that long also he could of been doing something else for three days, that we all would of been proud of.
StonyShred420: while I somewhat agree with your point this is a fellow gamer not some retarded binge drinking chav that vomited till he died. The guy is a fellow gamer who clearly wanted to test his ability at long hours of gaming and while I agree it was a lack of sense and don't mind you saying so there is no need to go beyond pointing out the obvious stupidity, the man is dead and his family probably suffering. Insulting him further is just a plain disregard.
Pie_FOREVER, This isn't a new news story, this article came out yesturday, but if you go to a web site other than GameSpot, they actually have the FULL article and not an error for an article. But still, 1 dead dumb chinese guy, should have learned to fall asleep, since thats such a hard thing to do even after 24 hours of no sleep!
I read on aol.com under its news section that he "gambled" for 3 days straight on online casinos, not MMORPG gaming. I wonder whos lying?
leapfrog91, Listen its one thing to have compassion, but this i s a pure case of lack of common sense, if not lack of intelligence all together. Now this moron, has given fuel to the fire of those who try and say there is serious health hazards of video games or try to censorship games. Incidents like this do nothing more than point out one of those extreme cases where someone did die, due to stupidity and then there will be a moron out there to try and fight on behalf of this person life and try and put some kind of regulation if not ban on a product. Plain and simple, would you go to work on 3 days of no sleep? THEN WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT WITH A VIDEO GAME!?!?!?! COMMON FREAKIN' SENSE PEOPLE! So don't pity or justify this person's death, plain and simple, this Chinese guy was a moron and will possible cause more head aches for gamers trying to keep thhings the way they are, if not improve the Freedom of Expression in video games, which is still to this date, treaded upon with the crap Manhunt 2 has had to go through.
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Its interesting seeing people speculating on new stories they don't even read. Which leaves me to believe the majority of people on this website just read the headline and post based on that, which is why rumor based headlines are so dangerous to fueling fanboyism, ignorance and it's stupdity overall.
I don't wanna sound like a basher, but this is one reason why Internet Addiction can be classified as a mental health problem. Extreme cases like this are examples if what would happen if you don't take care of your physical needs. Does it mean you can't play video games? Absolutely not, however, if you really are hungry/need to take a dump/etc. then you should stop and get it taken care of.
Please, have compassion. A man has died for no good reason, only his bad judgment to blame. This isn't an opportunity to criticize, it's a chance to mourn a man who left this world because of his mistakes without anyone around to help him through them.
Being that there is no actual story on this page, good jobh GameSpot, you would think your people would make sure a web page was done correctly. Anyway, Chinese man plays MMOG for 3 days straight...can we say MORON! Omg, GO TO F***ing sleep! Its morons like this that will now cause some other moron to go on a crusade about video games being dangerous to our health and blah blah blah. Ok so before those people can get going on how video games kill, SHUT UP! Smoking ciggerrettes kill, drunk drivers kill, the President of the United States sends poor/loyal american men and women to get killed, people die every day, rather than start your anti-video game crusade, go fight something mroe important than a stupid chinese man who played video games for 3 days straight. You know what this really is people, natural selection, if you are dumb enough to play a video game, 3 days straight with no sleep, who know if this guy even ate or drank anything, then you probably should die. Take a freakin' power nap if you have to!
I can game for as long as the best of them. But my man, at some point I gotta stop to use the can & put some food in my stomach.
And say me, Tom Magrino receive some kind of payment for this 'extensive' report??? Worst news ever, and not for the subject, i really would like to know what game that freak was playing when he dies.
I read about it today in the paper. I am shocked that he survived the second day even. I almost died myself after playing 13 hours God of War 2 until I finished it in one sitting!
Keep in mind you are dealing with, until recently, an INCREDIBLY restrictive culture. They are just now starting to experience freedoms they haven't had for a long time.....it's like that first time your parents leave you alone, or when you first get your own place, you sort of go insane for a while with all that new-found freedom. I agree that he should've known better, or brought a bottled water or something, but yeah, don't immediately think of how stupid as the culture over there has been almost completely opposite of American culture, what with all that messy Communism buisness. Heh sorry, had to say my piece!