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    PC games = DEATH


    SEOUL, South Korea - 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 on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing online 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 online 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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    I hope they put a psp in his coffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFourthBeast
    I hope they put a psp in his coffin.
    As for me I hope that they will put in his coffin GAME OVER !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamel
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFourthBeast
    I hope they put a psp in his coffin.
    As for me I hope that they will put in his coffin GAME OVER !!!
    That should be on his tombstone.

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    pour a little jolt cola on the ground for tha homies.
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    well... thats not cool, i have some wow guildies from s-korea

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    If this had happened in the US, the parents of that guy would be suing the game company for wrongful death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    If this had happened in the US, the parents of that guy would be suing the game company for wrongful death.
    i dought that, but they would almost surly sue the internet cafe....

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    ripper hardcore

    Player 2 has left the game.

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    That added a BIG smile to my face...thanks for the link
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