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."
Yeah it turns out playing a game for 72 hours has adverse effects on your health...who knew?
Doing ANYTHING for 72 hrs straight is wrong.
even LIVING?OR BREATHING?
specially such a sub-par game like diablo3...
@da_2pacalypse just go home with your mama and play torchlight.
Not unless you have a tube in your tummy and a bucket at your butt.
Bah 48 hours and up is red flag territory. Heart can only go so long before crashing.
This game cannot be THAT good.
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.
This is why PC gaming has such a bad reputation.
Risking your life away from a game - This is called "Dedication".
You spelled "addiction" wrong.
The question is- Did he drop any good loot?!?
you sir just made me giggle!!!! and i know i shouldnt
Awww its so terribly wrong but oh so right. Especially for this game lmao.
that's the funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.
I should NOT be laughing at this...
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
u forgot to take dump. :D
Livin the dream...
Watch Big Bang Theory!? Yeah, I rather die...
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.
Add "By myself" to the ending of everything on your list and it all clicks together.
yey for mediocre life !
What a foolish way to die. i know, a person is dead and it's a tragedy. But he died like a fool.
I don't even think I could go that long without passes out through exhaustion.
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.
Stay away from this occult garbage. Cann't believe people would play satanic garbage like this. They have no fear of God at all.
These people are sick, why would you play a game for this long
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.
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.
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...
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.
I didnt click disagree but thats just crazy man, 50h straight ?? I can hardlay game 2h straight before losing concentration. That said, you're a big boy I guess an you arent dead, no need to justify yourself.
Lol, just a bunch of self-righteous people replying. Nothing more. I've been waiting since 2007 to get my hands on GW2, to just...touch it. And as bwazy said, it was WELL worth it. Had an awesome time with my guildies. I'm at the gym five days a week for an hour and forty minutes at a time. I probably bench more than two of you guys combined weight-wise. So don't preach about "healthy this," "you're gonna die" that. You're no better for having said any of that nonsense.
I dunno, dude. I love my sleep and naps way too much to pull a 3 day shift on anything!
Your name fits that statement.
I love sleep, but having a newborn baby i get like 2hours sleep then 1 hour feeding changing and tryin to get baby back to sleep only for her to wake up another 2 hours later. ive been doing it for 3 weeks now so ive practicaly living of 5 hours sleep, something i didnt know was even possible! i fit double glazing and i wouldnt be lieing to say ive put a few wonky doors and windows in since.
since the game is built that way...
"Claims its first"? Waiting for more, are you?
I wonder if he made it to hell?
Couldn't get past the Skeleton king on normal and had a heart attack apparently ...
Diablo would never accept him!
The game doesn't even run for 70 minutes without server drops let alone 70 hours
....What game are you playing? Every time im on the servers are working
Being overweight and staying up for 72 hours straight with Red Bull are things that don't mix.
i love u pyro !
People are missing the point. He died on purpose because he wanted to play True Diablo in 5D.
trying very hard not to laugh.
Pahahahah, he's tickling Azmodan's sack with his chin hairs as I type this. I hear the loot drop for finishing that quest is bittersweet.
hahahahahahahahahaha bubbles + lol
how does he die from this? the game takes like 3-5 hours to beat, wtf. the game isn't even that good. Seriously, i think he was like those people who try to get to the level cap day 1, or beat it first. he wanted to be the one that died first. as sad as it is, if he was going to die from this he wasn't going to go far in life anyway.
LMAO. You have no soul bro.
Lucretia, You are one of the people who hear something and run with it. D3 may be able to be beat in 5 hours on normal... WITH HELP, but its progressively harder with each difficulty level which makes it longer. If you "beat the game" after normal and stop playing you are missing what Diablo is all about. First off, you would only be level 30... half to max. It took me from 530 to 1030 PM just to make it through act1 and act2 in hell. Ive been playing since release and still haven't maxed my wizard because I made a lvl 30 monk. But saying this game isn't good is just stupid. Its great.
um......seriously drekken? you count difficulty settings as playtime? lol no, normal means its what it should be played on. thats like saying Ninja gaiden black has the most play time of any game ever because you will never beat it on Master Ninja......that doesnt count diablo 3 isnt a bad game, its just not what it should be and is not as good as its 12 year old brother D2 the game is certainly not good enough to die for, no game is, obviously u get more hours of play if ur alive. now he will never play diablo 4 in 30 years with its even more stripped away features and barely updated graphics. i was so dissapointed since i was a huge D2 fan. and @Reconhope I have a soul, but it doesnt mean that i shouldn't voice my opinion, if i think that way then the crime is already commited. anyone who passes from something so trivial wasn't going to get far as sad as it is. i wouldnt wish that on anyone and wish he was smart enough to not die from that.
I logged contless hours in Diablo 2, and no it wasn't for the story, it was for phat loot. Phat loot dosnt appear on normal difficulty and the lower difficulties is something that i just have to grind through to get to what the game is all about.
Really man? It took me 6 hours to beat Act 1.
I'm at about 17 hours and haven't yet finished Act III. So far it's pretty great.
Yea I'm having fun with the game so far, considering I'm not the type that really likes dungeon crawlers all too much.
Its obvious it wasnt his fault, he just really wanted to get past the login screen before he got up to take a walk.
Lol, people can be very stupid.
This is sad.
My god. Gotta say I know this game is addicting but... WHAT? This is just insane. I mean what about going to the toilet? Did he even go? This is why I don't like getting myself too attached to the same game for too long. Sure, I may go back to it in the future, but still.
It's not even about being attached to my games, I've played games for upwards of 7 or 8 hours at a time, but I have things to do, places to go, even on a weekend, I can't devote 10 hours at any one time to gaming, it's simply an impossibility. This guy putting in 72 hours straight into D3 means there was something awry in his brainpan.
I agree. I'm lucky if I get an hour or so at night to play. And at weekends if I'm really lucky I might get 5-6 hours total. Not that I wouldn't like to be able to game more, but juggling all the other parts of my life take up time. 72 hours is just crazy.
Well that´s disturbing.
Reminds me of that in game WoW funeral that was crashed by the opposing faction. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Did he drop any loot?
a plastic fork and some ramen.
His dream was to die playing Diablo 3 and he accomplished it. Well done.