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    iNSOMNiA's Avatar 1/G BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
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    An overweight 26 year-old man from north-eastern China has died after a ceaseless gaming session over the Lunar New Year holiday.

    Chinese state media reported that Xu Yan, a local teacher from Jinzhou, in Liaoning province, collapsed on Saturday after spending almost 15 days playing online games.

    According to his parents, Xu found the holiday boring as all the markets and other businesses were closed, leaving only the TV and computer as entertainment.

    As vnunet.com reported last week, the Chinese government is very worried about the apparent problems with internet addiction among teenagers and young adults in the country.

    Surveys released by state media suggest that 2.6 million, almost 14 per cent, of teenage internet users are classed as addicts.

    The authorities have been introducing sweeping measures to help combat the problem.

    These include banning teenagers from cyber-cafés, limiting online gaming sessions, and even boot camp-style military training, psychological counselling and electrocution.

    Source: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-games-himself
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    tetrakis's Avatar Nucleophile BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    electrocution?? huh?

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    Sad story really, and you are one sick guy for choosing that "Game Over" image to go with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    Sad story really, and you are one sick guy for choosing that "Game Over" image to go with it!


    So what did he die of anyway?

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    thats horrible

    oh nooo

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    the image was the best of the topic

    ont: thats a hell of a play, 15 days!! wow i never made that far when i was one addict to the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrakis View Post
    electrocution?? huh?
    That's what I'm saying...What?
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    DefX's Avatar Macula.Lutea. BT Rep: +24BT Rep +24BT Rep +24BT Rep +24BT Rep +24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tetrakis View Post
    electrocution?? huh?
    That's what I'm saying...What?
    shock therapy. It did wonders in mental institutions in the old days to combat all kinds of psychosis/compulsions such as addiction perhaps.

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    Ah its all propaganda that police state sure knows no bounds . What a laff .

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    He was probbly really tired from doing all nighters without energy drinks, then eventually his body just gave out.

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