Submitted by gaminUncensored 1610d ago | opinion piece

Can you die from playing too much video games?

Lets look at some reasons people some gaming is harmful,

1. It will ruin your eyesight
2. Sometimes if you play a video game that is just too interesting and addicting, your kidneys could explode from not noticing when to urinate
3. Depends what kind of Video Games you play. Lets take Gears of War 3 as an example. Gears of War 3 is kind of violent so that means if you keep playing it, you might become more violent
4. You could get addicted too much to make you do not so good things,
OK here’s my thoughts (PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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goodfellajay  +   1610d ago
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Nate-Dog  +   1610d ago
Well bad eyesight can't kill you, I'm pretty sure if your kidneys were about to explode you'd notice it and be able to sort that out before it gets that far, a person becoming violent from playing violent games (which is a incredible rarity, not to the media though of course) might not cause harm to themselves, not really sure what you mean about getting addicted so much "to make you do not so good things"? Either way again such a high addiction to video-games which makes you stop living life is a very rare occurence.

It can certainly raise health issues, yes, but I'm pretty sure video-games can actually "kill" you.
goodfellajay  +   1610d ago
can lead you to kill yourself..thats a fact..a few years ago..a dude did..over WOW
Warprincess116  +   1610d ago
Well he must have already been mentally unstable because a normal person would not do that.
Ares84  +   1610d ago
People kill themselves over many things. I would think that most suicide happens because of love and loss of all personal belongings/property not because of video games. So should love be outlawed?

No, media has nothing better to do than to blame video games for everything they can't find the actuall answers for. Why did this guy die, or why did that guy get so violent? Oh yeah, let's blame it on video games.

No people, video games aren't the problem here. If someone is willing to take their own life they already had some major mental health issues even before they picked up a controller or k/m.

I laugh at these "doctors" who state that "oh video games are evil and bad for you" They can be bad sure, if abused. Just like anything else. If you eat too much you get fat, if you drink too much alcohol you get to be an alcoholic and your liver will fail. If you work out too much your joints can get killed easily. If you read too much your eyesight can get damaged a LOT especially if you are reading a book that has bright wihte paper with black letters on it. Even if your read here on N4G you are damageing your eye.

So ANYTHING can be harmful to your health and could lead to death if abused. Just keep that in mind.

There is an old Hungarian saying that goes: Too much of good can be harmful.
DaTruth  +   1609d ago
"Either way again such a high addiction to video-games which makes you stop living life is a very rare occurence."

People with that kind of addiction to gaming usually got there by not having a life in the first place; they don't tend to have much to lose in that department! We've all seen the pictures!
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trainsinrdr  +   1610d ago
then i saw her face now im a believer without a trace or doubt in my mind then i saw her face ooooooo im a believer i couldnt leave her if i tried
warrior9988  +   1610d ago
well recently i read alot of father/mothers killing children because of gaming or children interupting them during there game session thats pretty sad i have 1 son me him & his mother play together but some people are effed up
goodfellajay  +   1610d ago
thats aother why i guess...read the full..on story on my site..
shaun mcwayne  +   1610d ago
i think these violent and suicidal people would be the way they are even if they didnt play games, its just people looking for something to blame.

its easy to say "it must have been the nasty violent video games he played that made him do all these horrible things"
rather than believe he was just a nasty bloodhungry bastardo in the first place.
TronEOL  +   1610d ago
Actually, I just thought I'd say that I talked to an eye doctor while I was at work and I made a joke because my eyesight was a bit off. I said "I guess I need to pull back on how much I play videogames then!" and she swiftly answered back with, "No, actually that doesn't do any harm to your eyes but it does enhance your vision in some small ways" or something of that sort (I can't remember the exact words since it was over a year and a half ago).

So that eyesight part is false.

Also, not knowing when to urinate is pretty much up to the person and I honestly can't see it killing anyone unless they have an addictive personality.

And once more, video games making you violent has to do with your brain before you played video games. Lots of natural, everyday situations could set someone with violent tendencies off.
zak94ma  +   1610d ago
1.2 and 4 i agree with him , but for the third no people are not that stupid to realize that video games are not real life if the user failed to do that mean he need an immediate assistance from people he knows or any one who could help.
kube00  +   1610d ago
What about the guy that died in South Korea after a super long game of starcraft?
TheComedian  +   1610d ago
This situation sickens me really.Gaming has become the new scape goat by media to fuel a society's ego that it never does anything wrong.Someone killed others in a way depicted in a video game or killed himself? "PICK UP YOUR TORCHES AND PITCHFORKS AND BURN THOSE DIABOLICAL ABOMINATIONS" that's what comes to mind anytime I see "news" and "articles" given out by "experts" carefully omitting other far more important and society driven parameters such as mental stability,family status,upbringing and social status of said person committing the before mentioned acts.Video games have become what heavy metal and rock music once where because social authority (religion,government,etc) can't accept the fact that criminality rates are going up because they oppressed people too much for far too long.Now before anyone misunderstands I do NOT endorse anarchy,social authorities are the paste that hold civilization together. What I am saying though is that social laws and regulations need to be based on a humane and more "common sense" logic for people to be more content with their lives and not resort to such acts. What does that mean? Simple example-a big corporate bastard can "legally" take all of my possessions and kick me out of my house to live in the street but there is no legal way for me to accuse said person of other illegal acts,my case won't stand in court.Case of point the problem is not how one expresses one's self but why was he driven to express himself that way.I'm over thinking stuff I know but the problem is that deep there is no other way around it.

Sorry beforehand for the TL;DR post any grammatical mistakes i might have made (English isn't my native language) and if I have offended anyone in anyway.
BLAKHOODe  +   1610d ago
Can you die from playing video games too much? Maybe not directly, but if you're not getting any kind of exercise, the long term effects of sitting on your lazy butt all day fiddling your thumbs on a controller could result in obesity, which can lead to a whirlwind of health problems that will ultimately shorten your life span. So, in an indirect kind of way, sure, I guess video games can kill you.

Heck, 5 years ago, I was going to the gym, was at a perfect weight, eating right.. then I got myself an Xbox and that all changed. I got married around that time, too, so I could be completely wrong about video games and my out of shapeness could just be my wife's fault.
helghast102  +   1610d ago
Too much of anything will kill you, even fucking salad, and water.
Mutley416  +   1609d ago
I`m worried about high blood pressure...running from Zombies ect...
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