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Thai gamer dies after days and nights of videogames

Le Point writes:

"A young Thai addicted to video games is dead in front of his computer after concatenation of several marathons night, police said on Thursday, seeking the exact cause of death."

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Neonridr1472d ago

Is the game that engaging that you forget to eat, sleep, or use the bathroom?

I mean I understand a little bit, I used to play WoW and those late night raids that would go on for hours were excruciating. However I always knew when it was time to pull the parachute and go to bed.

lashes2ashes1472d ago

The people that have this problem clearly have a mental illness. If they did not die from gaming it would have been something else sadly. The normal brain is not wired to naturally be that obsessed. Plus with the ADD most of us "have" no way most gamers could do one thing for days.. Sadly I know this stuff all to well as I have aspergers and zone out on doing stuff for hours. Good thing I get hungry lol

OneAboveAll1472d ago

I love games as much as the next person and can play 6 or 7 hours a day (especially now that i'm on disability) and I have ADHD and i can't fathom how much you have to play to die in front of a screen.

There is a Pause button for a reason. I know you can't pause in a multiplayer game but that's why you take a small break between rounds.

It's a video game and it's not going to grow legs and walk out of your house. Take a small 5 minute break and stretch and grab a hot-pocket. :)

ChronoJoe1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

Ashe wtf is this? "if he did not die from gaming"

How stupid does someone have to be to say this? Do you actually believe that his cause of death will be 'gaming' ?

Most likely he had something like a undiagnosed heart condition. Lack of sleep and poor diet, sitting in one spot, and so forth can make this more likely to be an issue, but there's no direct link to gaming.

Blood clots and whatnot also come with sitting still for lengthy periods of time, however he could have mitigated this by taking very brief breaks for activity.

What I'm saying is, someone who plays games all day isn't inevitably going to die randomly, which is what your post suggests.

BiggCMan1472d ago

That is really incredible (though in a bad way of course), it's saddening every time I read one of these. Then it gets even more saddening when it's in America and you hear the news media attempting to blame the actual gaming industry :/ Anywho, that is insanely long, the longest I've ever gone without much of a break is around 13 hours. And I was only like 12 or 13 years old, I was so hooked on Ratchet & Clank Going Commando! XD But I felt like garbage afterwards, I will never do it again. Now i'm lucky if I get in more than 3 hours every weekend because of college.

MASTER_RAIDEN1472d ago

having ADD wouldnt effect a gamers habits in any way. people with a deficit in attention can still concentrate on things if they enjoy that activity. the trouble people with ADD have is a lack of focus on things that hold no interest to them.

memots1472d ago

Shit bucket and hot pocket required.

OhMyGandhi1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

I too have aspergers, and ADHD.
and I understand (as most people do) that gaming can become addicting to the point of absolute obsession. It's the mentality of "just ONE more round" or "one more treasure chest" that can literally drive people insane.
I live with my parents and siblings, and they give me sh*t if I am away from them to long, and my god, if they weren't here, I swear that I'd live and breath videogames.

In particular, Halo 2 was my obsession for a long period of time. I remember getting mad, snapping the disc, and buying it again a day later because my love for the experience was far too pertinent to be ignored.

I don't think this guy died from "videogames", but the guy could of easily died of a brain hemorrhage, where chronic sleep loss or lack of appropriate circulation within the body. Throw a dart at wall and take your pick.

Personally if I look at a screen for extended period of time, my eyes tell me to hit the sack.

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deagle21231471d ago

I've got ADHD and ADD. I've got stacks and stacks of Triple A games I don't finish just because they lose appeal.

But how I have over 350 hours in BF3 multiplayer...? Go figure.

knowyourstuff1471d ago

Here's what kills you when you sit too long:
Deep Vein Frombosis. People who have to sit on long plane rides are educated about it, where you need to stand up and walk around every few hours else blood will pool on your calves when you're sitting. Once the blood pools enough a blood vessel bursts, and a tiny flake goes through your circulatory system to your heart or brain, killing you. Similar to a stroke, it's important to know about if you plan on sitting more than a few hours.

Obviously this person didn't care a lick about their health, and had no idea what sitting so long would do to him. He was 24 and so people often leave you to your business, although with just one person coming along to tell him to get off his ass it would've saved his life.

ChrisW1471d ago

Phbbt! He said Ass Burgers!

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kesvalk1472d ago

nah, this must be some mental problem...

why play for a entire week knowing you will NEVER play video games again?

damn, i myself had cases of depression when i even thought of killing myself, and two times i just didn't committed suicide cuz i wanted to play some game that would launch in some weeks (other M and Mass effect 3 to be exact).

StrawberryDiesel4201471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

lol you didn't kill yourself because you "wanted to play some game that would launch in some weeks." Sorry but that made me laugh, glad you didn't kill yourself. Maybe life's worth living eh?

chukamachine1472d ago

Never got wow, thought it was crap,lol.

Regardless, you don't forget to eat,sleep,toilet.

Maybe he had something wrong with him.

pandehz1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

Prolly it is that engaging.

I bought Diablo 3 yesterday and today I played it 7 hrs straight with a lunch in between lol

But I think non stop day and night is extreme

k-dillinger1472d ago

Damn I hope he saved in the cloud j/k R.I.P

ATi_Elite1472d ago

Now seriously......Take a break, go outside and get some air, make a Taco Bell run, go exercise, and above all get some rest and go socialize with real live Humans!

These stories are sad but at the same point and time it seems that some people lack COMMON SENSE and something else here is at play cause NO Normal person would sit and play Video Games even when their body is shutting down!

I have had Marathon Gaming sessions but I ALWAYS Eat, Drink, take breaks and even Naps! My Health is more important than a High Score!

Also Energy Drinks are bad for you and I see a lot of people drinking those while Marathon gaming! I prefer Powerade, orange Juice, and Water.....they hydrate you and make you Pee therefore you get exercise walking to the bathroom!

Happy and Responsible Gaming!

soundslike1472d ago

He might have very well be on "Ya Ba", a popular speedy type drug in Thailand.

Not many people are capable of staying up every night without some help from stimulants.

memots1472d ago

My taco bell run consist of me running to the washroom. Yeah that type of run.

360ICE1472d ago

I didn't always know when to go to bed myself... I still kind of don't, but I do know how to stop before I die... I mean. Wow.

SegataShanshiro1472d ago

What the hell was he playing!!! i wanna play that game too

Knight_Crawler1472d ago

how do you kill that, which has no life?

Make it fall victim to its own addiction.

Griffin48711472d ago

The person who disagreed with you plays WoW without ever stopping.

ajax171472d ago

1 disagree. They've obviously shat their pants while playing before.

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deep_fried_bum_cake1472d ago

Judging from the story, I would have to guess that a truck crashed through his wall.

Either that or the stress of staying up that long gave him a heart attack or something.

Septic1472d ago

Lmao! I actually burst out laughing when I read that first line. It rarely happens so kudos! +Funny

dcortz20271472d ago

LOL that made me laugh, thanks!

Hanuman1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

He probably stopped eating because Thai food tastes like shit! That's the real killer here..

http://www.lonelyplanet.com...

jeeves861472d ago

Probably a blood clot in his legs broke off and gave him a stroke or heart attack.

deep_fried_bum_cake1471d ago

Had to read that again to check that you didn't say his legs probably broke off.

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