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Diablo III Claims its First Real-World Victim, 32-Year Old Russell Shirley

GR - "32-year old Russell Shirley was found dead in his home over the weekend by his landlord and coworker. He suffered a heart attack after a three-day binge on Diablo III."

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wallis1911d ago

Yeah it turns out playing a game for 72 hours has adverse effects on your health...who knew?

MariaHelFutura1911d ago

Doing ANYTHING for 72 hrs straight is wrong.

da_2pacalypse1911d ago

specially such a sub-par game like diablo3...

ninavoljic1910d ago

@da_2pacalypse just go home with your mama and play torchlight.

vortis1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

Not unless you have a tube in your tummy and a bucket at your butt.

DeadlyFire1910d ago

Bah 48 hours and up is red flag territory. Heart can only go so long before crashing.

Blasphemy1910d ago

This game cannot be THAT good.

Dark_king1910d ago

Sitting for multiple hours is bad no matter what your doing.You sit and build up a blood clot then move and have a heart attack are a stroke.

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GraveLord1910d ago

This is why PC gaming has such a bad reputation.

Pain_Killer1910d ago

Risking your life away from a game - This is called "Dedication".

cjflora1910d ago

You spelled "addiction" wrong.

Silly Mammo1910d ago

The question is- Did he drop any good loot?!?

swift1910d ago

you sir just made me giggle!!!! and i know i shouldnt

Spenok1910d ago

Awww its so terribly wrong but oh so right. Especially for this game lmao.

OhMyGandhi1910d ago

that's the funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.

TopDudeMan1910d ago

I should NOT be laughing at this...

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showtimefolks1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

i play a lot of games but we all need to know our limits, you bought it the game isn't going any where

get sleep
go to work
get something to eat
go watch a movie
go outside get some fresh air
have sex
take a bubble bath
watch spongbob
watch big bang theory
watch some porn
take dump or change diaper

and finally don't die

Shani: Thanks for reminding me

Shani1910d ago

u forgot to take dump. :D

LoaMcLoa1910d ago

Watch Big Bang Theory!? Yeah, I rather die...

Britainz-Fin3st1910d ago

LoaMcLoa, your not a fan of Big Bang?
Probably one of my favourite things on tv here in uk, but tbh without sky theres not much choice on freeview.

MiamiACR211910d ago

Add "By myself" to the ending of everything on your list and it all clicks together.

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MrMister1910d ago

What a foolish way to die. i know, a person is dead and it's a tragedy. But he died like a fool.

MEsoJD1910d ago

I don't even think I could go that long without passes out through exhaustion.

Bobby Kotex1910d ago

So a guy in the comments on that site says it's all BS. He had health issues and did not go on a marathon binge of Diablo 3. Hope the hits to that lame ass site is worth it.

MostJadedGamer1910d ago

Stay away from this occult garbage. Cann't believe people would play satanic garbage like this. They have no fear of God at all.

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Detoxx1911d ago

These people are sick, why would you play a game for this long

bwazy1911d ago

I played the Guild Wars 2 Beta for over 50 hours last time they had a 3 day event. Won't lie, I would have played longer if my body allowed it. Hell, even hyped up on Redbull I was absolutely unable to resist sleeping.

Theres definitely something more medically wrong here.

Ser1911d ago

Right on! I'm in the same boat as you, man. Except I played the BWE for 35 hours straight with one tiny nap in between. Twas worth the time sink. Fantastic game.

Bimkoblerutso1910d ago

I think most doctors would agree that "resisting sleep" is not conducive to living a long healthy life...

I think most people that weren't complete idiots would say the same...

bwazy1910d ago

I don't get what's with my disagrees? The fact that I actually did the formentioned act that people think is absurd? The fact that I mentioned Guild Wars 2 OR the fact that I mentioned it was primarily a health related issue? I mean hell, the longest time spent awake by a human being (recorded) is 11 days, logically if the person was in any sort of good standing health 3 days would have done nothing drastic (maybe light hallucinations).

For my reasonings?

I'm at the Gym 6 days a week and sprinting on my day off. I deserve to let loose and game my ****ing ass off once and awhile. Especially when its for a very limted beta on a game that I've been waiting 5 years to play.

Was worth it.