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Video Game Leads to Life-Threatening Condition for Gamer

If you think no harm can befall you while you're swashbuckling in the virtual world, you might want to take heed of a sobering new report.

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xHeavYx1461d ago

Easy fix, don't play games for 8 straight hours 4 times a week, lol. I don't know who can play for that long without getting back spasms.
Remember, the healthier you are, the longer you live, the more time you have to play games

Neonridr1461d ago

I'm guessing that there were other issues with his health to begin with. I really doubt if a perfectly healthy individual played games for 8 hours straight that by the 2nd day he would already have developed some issues.

Did this guy not have to get up to use the washroom or eat at all?

What was he doing after the 8 hours of gaming??

There's a lot of information lacking from this report to suddenly blame it on the video games.

PoSTedUP1461d ago

yeah ive played way longer than that a day for 2 and a half months straight during my socom years. it has more to do with his age and health. they warn truck drivers who drive a lot about blood clots in your legs from prolonged sitting. but a lot of them are over weight, drive long hours across country and have been for years. this was definately a personal issue.

TheUltimateGamer1461d ago

That's what I was going to say. I've had my gaming binges that lasted much longer than this guy.. I wouldn't point to gaming as a cause until all other factors were taken into consideration. This is just media trying to blame crap on video games... Again.

StockpileTom1461d ago

The really sad part is that you really don't need that much exercise to maintain good cardiovascular health regardless of weight. I'm 320lbs but I train maybe 30min total for an entire week (granted this is very-high intensity) and have a resting heart rate of around 65.

Also...I do miss when SOCOM was worth playing that long.

WolfLeBlack1461d ago

Video games did not lead to his condition, keeping still for 8 bloody hours a day for four days are what led to it. Videogames were merely the reason for his staying still, but they can't be blamed for that.

RonRico1461d ago

IDK. Breaking Bad almost killed me when it released to Netflix.

gamedebater1461d ago

Don't most people do this that work in an office?

Majin-vegeta1461d ago

Wtf when i game for long periods of times.I'll pause and do some stretches for a few minutes then get back to playing.

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