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Gamer drops dead playing Diablo III for 40 Hours

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Doc Severide
Doomheim
#1 - 2012-07-20 01:56:37 UTC
Shameless Avenger
Can Preachers of Kador
#2 - 2012-07-20 02:05:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Shameless Avenger
In before "games kill people", I'm sure the news are blowing the story out of proportion. People die all the time for weird reasons, this dude just happened to die while playing on an internet cafe. He might as well had been at home reading a book.

I also call bs on the "40 hours with no food or water". If there's something you will always get at an internet cafe is an endless supply of pizza and red bull. I've been online for 48 hours camping a gate, you don't die. The toon does die tho, cuz your brain gets descync and time-dilated. But you don't RL die.

PS: I usually don't joke about the dead but since the story looks full of BS to me... "Did he dropped any loot?"

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Herr Wilkus
Aggressive Salvage Services LLC
#3 - 2012-07-20 02:06:16 UTC
OP should go start a 40 hour Diablo III marathon.
Linda Shadowborn
Dark Steel Industries
#4 - 2012-07-20 02:12:05 UTC
1. click hardcore mode

2. play.

3 ???

4> profit?.. for the morgue
ShipToaster
#5 - 2012-07-20 02:15:06 UTC
40 hours is just getting warmed up for a real sesssion.

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Grumpymunky
Monkey Steals The Peach
#6 - 2012-07-20 02:17:59 UTC
Diablo III? I wouldn't be seen dead playing that.

Post with your monkey.

Thread locked due to lack of pants.

stoicfaux
#7 - 2012-07-20 02:21:04 UTC
What else can you do for 40 hours straight that will kill you?


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Karkaroph
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2012-07-20 02:24:57 UTC
The young man died gaming.

Essentially he was doing what I too love to do, and have done previously for that length of time and longer.



Truly a tragedy.



I have no glib comment to make.

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JC Anderson
RED ROSE THORN
#9 - 2012-07-20 02:25:27 UTC  |  Edited by: JC Anderson
This isn't the first time that I've seen an article about somebody dropping dead after a long period of marathon gaming.

Sep 17 2007 - Chinese man drops dead in internet cafe after 3-day gaming binge.

Fed 3 2012 - Gamer dies in Taiwan internet cafe after 23 hour league of legends session. Body goes unnoticed for 9 hours.

Aug 5 2005 - Man loses job, dies after playing starcraft for 50 hours straight.

March 15 2009 - WoW gamer kicked from guild - Too dead to login.

Nov 3 2005 - Young girl dies during WoW marathon, gets online funeral.

This is actually only a few of them.... IE: There isn't going to be a sudden uproar after the most recent. This has been happening for years now.

Don't get me wrong... I'm not trying to play it down and I agree it is sad. This is just to address any concerns that this one incident could lead to an uproar and cause any problems for gaming in general.
JC Anderson
RED ROSE THORN
#10 - 2012-07-20 02:29:39 UTC
Grumpymunky wrote:
Diablo III? I wouldn't be seen dead playing that.


Diablo 3 is good for mindless fun every so often. ;)
Bubanni
Corus Aerospace
#11 - 2012-07-20 02:37:01 UTC
Grumpymunky wrote:
Diablo III? I wouldn't be seen dead playing that.

I see what you did there

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D3F4ULT
#12 - 2012-07-20 02:44:35 UTC
And most of these are because people don't stand up and move around to get blood circulating. That's all it takes. Just a break.

"Bow down before the one you serve, you're going to get what you deserve"

Shizuken
Venerated Stars
#13 - 2012-07-20 02:51:52 UTC
Doc Severide wrote:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/taiwanese-teen-dies-40-hour-diablo-iii-marathon-190451985.html

Idiot...

Can I have his stuff???


What an idiot, that is such a ****** game too.
JC Anderson
RED ROSE THORN
#14 - 2012-07-20 02:54:44 UTC
Shizuken wrote:
Doc Severide wrote:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/taiwanese-teen-dies-40-hour-diablo-iii-marathon-190451985.html

Idiot...

Can I have his stuff???


What an idiot, that is such a ****** game too.


I think much of the appeal of diablo 3, at least for some of these people, is that they added in a blizzard sanctioned real money cash auction house to sell items that you farmed in-game.
Valkanisar Gogiko
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2012-07-20 02:57:30 UTC
i played diablo 3 for 36 hours straight when it came out. though i ate and drank during that time

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Macks Artilius
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2012-07-20 03:02:17 UTC
So what, he didn't need to pee or take a dump for 40 hours straight either? I call BS.
mechtech
Ice Liberation Army
#17 - 2012-07-20 03:03:19 UTC
Took long enough
Ricter Jakuard
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2012-07-20 03:03:34 UTC
Forty hours is nothing for a gaming marathon, even with no food or drink. Dude must have a medical condition or something.
Shameless Avenger
Can Preachers of Kador
#19 - 2012-07-20 03:10:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Shameless Avenger
Afaik ~ "A human body can survive 8-14 days without water depending on the person and how fast sweat, urine, and tears"

Lack of water wasn't it. Food wasn't it either, you can be a lot more days without food. Not moving for 40 hours? Come on! If you haven't stay in bed longer than that during hangover-recovery, you haven't party hard enough.

And no I don't think it was the tears. Had he been playing EVE, maybe... but he wasn't so, no.

"This is the Ninja. He will scan you down; he will salvage your wrecks and there shall be no aggro"

JC Anderson
RED ROSE THORN
#20 - 2012-07-20 03:17:53 UTC  |  Edited by: JC Anderson
Well obviously there were other factors... With some of the other people who have passed away under the same circumstances, it was various things such as stress, aneurysm/clots, etc.

I'm pretty sure that the individual likely wasn't in perfect health.

MSNBC is reporting that it was a clot, but who knows.

Also, he wasn't using an open terminal at the internet cafe. He had rented a private room there, so it's not like there was anybody else around to watch him or see what might have happened.
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