It's every gamers worst nightmare, a loss of sight is a surefire way to lose interest in the hobby. Sadly, this is exactly what happened to a Chinese man named Xu.
LOL, you would use that pic. Well a while ago there was a study that eyesight is going to hell because of all the time people stare at computer screens and video games. Well it looks like it just got a little more real, I don't want to go blind from doing the things I enjoy.
My eyes hurt right now looking at the computer :(
Just moderate your screen time. Then you won't go blind by the age of 50.
4 days with nothing but a monitor and some lube and anyone would go blind.
It makes you think about your own gaming habits when you hear stories like this.
I really think people need to be a little more careful about their habits with technology. People are always sitting inches away from a screen at full brightness, it's the only way my mother can see the damn thing, and people also do things like play their music loud enough to wake the neighbors... while wearing headphones. We are coming up upon a generation of the partially blind and death.
I sit two and a half feet away from my monitor and I always lower the brightness of the monitor (test setting on my samsung monitor) when I am using the internet.
I wonder what this guys wife is going to do to him. He just disappeared for 4 days to game and went blind. if she was pissed before, she'll be pissed again
this is actually more of a common problem lately.
I think its really in poor taste to show a pic of Ray Charles in association with this article. Whoever approved this is a jerk.
dude, get a sense of humor and stop whining.
four straight days for play for computer games?
ZOMG Starcraft for four days is SO doable for me!!! LAN PARTAYYYY
This article really has open my eyes literally lol... I personally I'm a person who stares at the computer almost all day because I'm on my favorites sites like Hbgnews.com and other sites reading articles or making post. I really need to start to moderate how many hours I'm on the computer and let my eyes relax for a bit.
I didn't need to wear glasses until sometime after I got my first PC. Now, I can't see more than 5 feet without them.
It was just his bodies way of saying GTFO the computer you r-tard. Anyone dumb enough to play for 4 days straight without any sleep at all probably deserves it.
I used to get eye strain from long gaming sessions on my old CRT monitor. Thank the tech gods for LCDs.
Yeah I used to also. The flickering drove me crazy with headaches.
Sorry but he asked for it playing 4 days straight. That's just insane.
Every time I hear some absurd story like this, it's always in China. Last time it was the Chinese dude that played World of Warcraft for something like 55 hours straight before he collapsed and died. Now this? What are they doing in the Far East?
4 straight days.... anyone with good eyes would pass out or become temporarely blind for sure after a gaming session that long! there a limit! I play games very often and after a gaming session of like 10 hours, my eyes start to hurt so I just stop playing when that happens.
I'm ultra skeptical of this claim. A lot of science basically says using your eyes does not harm them. It's probable the fatigue/lack of sleep was the culprit or the story is flat out fabricated BS (The Chinese media has a questionable history in terms of impartiality ;) ). From article "myths about vision" on agingeye.net: Using you eyes for any length of time does not make them weaker. You may get tired and may even get a headache with long reading hours, but these symptoms have nothing to do with eyes getting weaker. Sitting closer than necessary to the television may give you a headache, but it will not damage your vision. Modern TVs do not emit harmful radiation, so eye damage due to radiation is also not an issue. As with sitting too close to the television, you may get a headache from reading in the dark, but it will not weaken your sight. Although reading in dim light is unwise because it may cause your eyes to feel tired or uncomfortable, it can't hurt your eyes. There really is very little you can do that will permanently damage your eyes. Similarly, reading small print or reading extensively cannot cause damage to the eyes. This is true even for people who already have poor vision. Although using computers will not damage your eyes, fatigue, eye strain or dry eye may occur with prolonged use. The eyes are meant to be used! Any eyeglass or contact lens of the right prescription will help you see comfortably. Contact lenses have a cosmetic advantage - but they do not offer any beneficial effects like preventing nearsightedness from getting worse. Usually people over the age 40 need reading glasses. Over-the-counter reading glasses may be fine if they allow you to read comfortably. These reading glasses do not hurt your eyes. Taller people can stretch their hands further, so if you are 6 feet plus in height, you may be able to get by without reading glasses till late 40s by holding the reading materials further from the eye. There are no eye exercises that will help your eyes see better or that will prevent the nearsightedness from getting worse.
Afterwards, Wii and Natal will be an option for him:D
When he looked up the new screenshots of GOW3 his eyes blew up from the sheer epicness of the new screens. Plus the fact that the screenshots were just so epic that he imagine Kratos reaching out and tearing his eyeballs off. <o>.<o>
I'll pull an overnighter on a game I like but this is stupid the guy does not know what a pee break or a smoke break is or even food. I would hate to picture how he uses the bathroom does he tape a Coke bottle to his leg or something.
but guys... this was 4 days STRAIGHT. a couple of hours a day fine it strains, and it isn't good for you, but if you take breaks every 45 mins and SLEEP (very important) u'll be fine.... still, sucks for this guy, hope he learnt his lesson =)
"New meaning for dimwit." Haha, I love how they ended that story.
Been playing since 1980s and i have sharper vision than most people of my age no glasses in my late 30s.
That it is proven, the eye sight has nothing to do with too much TV and stuff, ITS YR GENETICS!
lool ahhaha funny
what a dumbass.
With those squinty eyes of theirs, it wouldn't surprise me that it would not take much light exposure to make them blind, or even half blind. **** I'm a ****.
Literally, was he playing WoW? I can't imagine many other games that people would be playing for days on end. That's what I call a "hardcore" gamer. Pretty stupid though.
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