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Death By Xbox

A LAD of 20 has been killed by a blood clot caused by playing his Xbox for up to 12 hours at a time.

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thesun.co.uk
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Abash2547d ago

Boy, these "Death by Xbox" stories sure are popular

Tired2547d ago

I'm surprised Microsoft haven't spun this to point out that the Kinect would have got him up off his ass.

Echo3072546d ago

The title is complete gibberish but this is a bit of wake up call. I sometimes sit on my couch and play for 8-12 hours at a time. Probably a good idea to get up and least walk a small bit or stretch for a couple of seconds, every hour or two.

Yi-Long2546d ago

.... now it's just 'Death'.

I_find_it_funny2546d ago

if this happened in Norway, they'd stop selling Xboxes right away

r1sh122546d ago

The sun isnt a newspaper, its a rumour paper

_Aarix_2546d ago

This is non sense ive been playing xbox 17 hours a day every day for a month last summer (before I got a job and im just fine) im sure them playing xbox is concidense.

news4geeks2546d ago (Edited 2546d ago )

fallacy of composition... it was playing the xbox for too long that caused this to happen. That's not to say that it's the fault of video games however.

p.s. please give me bubbles n4g. Too many times I can't defend myself against peoples fallacious rebuttals.

PirateThom2547d ago (Edited 2547d ago )

Lad?

A grown adult who chose to spend 12 hours a day playing video games, died of a blood clot from sitting in one place too long... which could equally have been caused by TV, reading, yoga etc

Lack of exercise/movement is to blame, not games.

Sad case though, make sure you are doing a little lower leg movement during long game sessions.

Lucreto2546d ago

I can't sit still when I am gaming. I am walking around during cut scenes, I take breaks about every 20 minutes even if it is to pet my cats just to keep moving.

I can't possible sit still for 12 hours like that.

Echo3072546d ago

I can sit for long periods of time but I'm constantly changing positions. Sitting on one leg or the other, leaning back, sitting forward, etc.

andron6662546d ago

These kinds of stories are just not gaming related at all. Sure he was gaming a lot, but that doesn't really make it news for gamers...

RoyaleWC2546d ago

Yeah, I submitted WAY before any others relating to this story, didn't get approved for a long long time.

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