Pixels or Death Daniel Hart writes about "Or in other words he died from sitting down for long lengths of time causing blood clots that eventually gave him deep vein thrombosis."
Haven't i seen this story like 5 times?
He didnt look like the kind to get female attention but he only has himself to blame.
so he died from sitting down. not becuz of video games. i wonder if ppl sit in a airplane for 10-20 hours straight. if they would die. than did the plane kill those ppl? o_0;;
gamer's need a social life to i have the best of both i have a great job' an amazing gf who hates games :P and i get to play game's and i chill with mates and have fun to, this is the type of lifestyle that gamers need
When will they learn to take it easy. Games aint goin anywhere u can always come back to it.
He died because he is fat, not because he gamed or sat down for a long time. I've once in my life sat around 30 hours without moving my legs playing video games, namely World of Warcraft upon an expansion launch - and I didn't die. Overweight, simply caused his death. LOSE WEIGHT PEOPLE.
moral of the story, get off your ass.
Too bad he won't get to see the sun disappear on "September 26, 2011".
What is the difference between sitting in a gaming chair for 8 hours or an office chair? I don't see the scientific evidence that this is strictly gaming caused. What about a long haul trucker who sits for 12+ hours a day?
At work people use every excuse to get up out of that chair. At home gaming, people use every excuse to continue playing.
I see your point but this is post is not blaming gaming for deep vein thrombosis, it's literally stating to look after yourself and it's not worth damaging your body over a video game
Really, the post isn't blaming gaming? Let me just quote... YOUR headline: "gamer dies from too much gaming"
This is why we should do or take everything in moderation. Too much of a good thing can create a side effect that can be hazardous to ones health.
i dont know dude. when i was in jr high i played diablo2 the whole summer break. 16 hours a day. everyday. my mom would bring food to my room and leave it next to the pc. my mom and my sister always worried about me. somehow. im alive and in perfect health.
A blood clot are always circumstantial. The post does not state that if you play for long hours you will develop a blood clot and get deep vein thrombosis. But there is always a possibility, just like in long plane journeys or car journeys or overplaying a sport and travelling alot (like Serena Williams)
Exactly there is always a possibility. I say don't take the risk. I mean we only have one life to enjoy a lifetime of games (or women) ^^ Prevention is always better than cure.
16 hours a day! Are you fucking kidding me. I mean ya you can do what you want and all, but that's just too much.
i was addicted at the time. and didnt hav paypal or money to buy high level runes =( i was also trying to take the no.1 spot for ladder.
Well if he really died of gaming overtime (i think is BS!) is only hes fault and the parents fault too if the guy is minor!
Ok we get it, a new way to blame gaming on something that it had nothing to do with. I'm not gonna lie; I'm overweight, a gamer, and single - you know why? I CHOSE to be like that, and it sickens me to no end the media will use any and every excuse possible to say "he played too many video games and that's what made him sick" with 0 evidence gaming had anything to do with it. Hell when I played Final Fantasy 11 at one point I gamed 16 hours a day for 5 months and I'm still alive. So this "gaming killed him" garbage gotta stop and no it's not the cause.
the post doesn't for the last time imply that gaming purely killed this guy, research deep vein thrombosis. If you sit down for a long period of time it can cause blood clots in your legs. that travel up to your heart and block lung or heart passages. This is caused by sitting down too much and causing swelling in your legs which gathers into a clot. Anything can cause this, not just gaming, watching films all the time, or long car journeys, or simple falling over and smashing your knee in can cause blood clots and eventually kill you.
I know, just the media swears "gaming" is the cause
It's not just sitting down for long periods of time. There's usually other underlying factors that cause it. The long periods of sitting down just exacerbate it.
i could never think of a better way to go...like a true gamer-respect btw skyrim comes out preety soon.....im probably gonna sit on my fatass for over half a year)))
stay alive man. i dont want to read another article about a gamer dying. giving gamers a bad name.
Who ever wrote this article, they're an idiot. They start talking about pregnant women, and Serena Williams...wtf does that have to do with gamers, and on top of that hydrating and eating doesn't prevent blood clots...
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