• Gamer dies after 40hr Diablo marathon

    A Taiwanese teenager has collapsed and died at an internet cafe after playing the computer game Diablo 3 for 40 hours straight.

    Officials say the 18-year-old booked a private room at the cafe in Tainan and did not emerge for nearly two days.

    When an attendant checked on him, he stood up from the computer, took a few steps, and then collapsed.

    Police say they believe long hours in a sedentary position created cardiovascular problems for the man.
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Skiz's Avatar
      Skiz -
      Internet cafes still exist?
    1. s2kvn's Avatar
      s2kvn -
      holy shit. the same thing happened to me on May 15th... I played through until the 17th and then when I tried to get up from my desk I fell to the ground! I crawled to the kitchen to get a class of water and then continued laying there an hour while sipping water. I didn't think I was at death levels though. Woah.
    1. anthropology's Avatar
      anthropology -
      i had one of these episodes ones

      when i sit in front of uninteresting tv shows for the sake of the family ... it reminds me as if i am going to get it again
    1. sherthapa89's Avatar
      sherthapa89 -
      This story seems to be fake. The cause of his death must be investigated properly.
    1. Tarom's Avatar
      Tarom -
      Was he playing on inferno difficulty?
    1. unclemilty74's Avatar
      unclemilty74 -
      ummm, Skiz, there is a world beyond your house. should we call 911 for you just in case?
    1. Skiz's Avatar
      Skiz -
      Quote Originally Posted by unclemilty74 View Post
      ummm, Skiz, there is a world beyond your house. should we call 911 for you just in case?
      Indeed there is. I spend quite a lot of time in said world as well and surprisingly little in the house. To my point, I just haven't seen an internet cafe in around 10 years.
    1. sandman_1's Avatar
      sandman_1 -
      Probably died from a blood clot for sitting so long.
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Sissy. I do 40+ game marathons on a weekly basis. Usually jerking it to teenage bikini pics while playing.
      Now what?
    1. proforma's Avatar
      proforma -
      Did he have enough healing potions with him? That sometimes is a problem. Spells could have been useful too.
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Quote Originally Posted by proforma View Post
      Did he have enough healing potions with him? That sometimes is a problem. Spells could have been useful too.
      That was good.

      It's funny how we don't have respect for somebody that died playing videogames.
    1. darkstate's Avatar
      darkstate -
      His feet look bruised and the blood veins in them look rather red, so yeah I think he had an embolism. Level up!
    1. taniquetil's Avatar
      taniquetil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Skiz View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by unclemilty74 View Post
      ummm, Skiz, there is a world beyond your house. should we call 911 for you just in case?
      Indeed there is. I spend quite a lot of time in said world as well and surprisingly little in the house. To my point, I just haven't seen an internet cafe in around 10 years.
      Internet Gaming Cafes are really popular in Asian countries, where the average annual income is lower than in the US, but things like computers and video games still cost the same amount of money. For example, a high end gaming PC will run you, let's say roughly $1500. This obviously hurts the average American, who makes, say $40k, less than the average Taiwanese, who makes $30k. Therefore, internet cafes where you can play on a high-end system for a small hourly charge makes some sense in those countries.

      My firsthand experience is only in Taiwan, but an internet cafe will charge you roughly $1/hr to play.
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tarom View Post
      Was he playing on inferno difficulty?
      i was kind of appalled by that remark but couldnt stop laughing.
    1. iratetechie's Avatar
      iratetechie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Funkin' View Post
      Sissy. I do 40+ game marathons on a weekly basis. Usually jerking it to teenage bikini pics while playing.
      Now what?
      Ya his girlfriend walked in on him doing that and laid a a beating on him! He had a pic of a hot girl with his girlfriends face on the body.
    1. maphongbax's Avatar
      maphongbax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tarom View Post
      Was he playing on inferno difficulty?
      Hilarious ... You made my day.
    1. raslan81's Avatar
      raslan81 -
      He should not have played on hardcore mode
    1. Camel's Avatar
      Camel -
      Heh heh! Are they saying that the attendants don't check up on the patrons for 40 hrs?
    1. casperxm's Avatar
      casperxm -
      lol hardcore mode and didn't use his potions likely cause too funny
    1. IdolEyes787's Avatar
      IdolEyes787 -
      Yeah someone's death is like funny,cunts.I'll be sure to laugh at your's.

      Also I'm banning you for posting stupidity in a two and a half year old dormant thread.