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#12229 - 08/10/05 12:10 PM S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing on-line battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe.

After he failed to return home, Lee's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafe, Lee said he would finish the game and then go home, the paper reported.

He died a few minutes later, it said.

South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world, has a large and highly developed game industry.

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#12230 - 08/11/05 11:51 AM Re: S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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wow, i never thought it would be possible, you would think he would have been kicked out. maybe they should put limits in the cafes much like they do for alcohol consumption in bars.

lol i know this is completly irrelavant but the first time i glimsed over the name of this post I thought it said "kofi annan had died" and i was like WHAAT. It must have been something to do with the surrounding posts. i dunno.
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#12231 - 08/11/05 01:32 PM Re: S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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It's not the first time stuff like this happens, I remember a while back a dude died after playing CS a few days non stop. Really stupid ...

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#12232 - 08/12/05 11:31 AM Re: S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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i know, i have that same problem when sifting thro information, me mind plays tricks on me.

DG: yea mate, i remember the post u were talking about.
also there was one bout a husband/wife couple who played CS online and left their kid at home... and the kid died.
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#12233 - 08/13/05 07:04 AM Re: S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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These people are idiots. Now I can get into a game. I mean real into it. But I still can hit pause and walk away long enough to bath, eat, shit, pay attention to my kid. These people all deserve darwin awards.
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#12234 - 08/16/05 12:11 PM Re: S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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Registered: 07/18/05
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Loc: Virginia
that korean man is the idiotest person that i ever known..........

he waste his life just for game

so i just wanna tell to everyone dont spend your time at front of your monitor, cuz theres still alot of fun out there.......!!!!!!
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#12235 - 08/16/05 06:57 PM Re: S. Korean man dies after 50 hours of computer games
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at least i still have the common sence to get up and eat and piss. so it's good to know i'm not the biggest dumbass anymore
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