An 18-year-old gamer in China died after playing the best-selling "Diablo 3" game for forty hours straight.
That's right, the teen spent an entire work week's worth of hours gaming non-stop, collapsed and then died. So reports the Australian Associated Press citing Taiwan's United Daily News as the source of the information.
According to the source, the teen booked a private room at an Internet cafe in southern Taiwan and then proceeded to play for nearly two days without eating.
An attendant entered the room and found Chuang resting on a table. After the attendant woke him, he stood, took a few steps and then collapsed, the report said. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital.
Sadly, this is not the first time this has happened in China and other Asian countries where gaming addiction is an ongoing issue.
Back in February, a 23-year-old gamer died after playing a marathon session of "League of Legends" in a New Taipei gaming center. In February of last year, a 30-year-old man died at an Internet cafe outside Bejing after a three-day gaming binge. Back in 2005, a 28-year-old South Korean man died after playing "Starcraft" for 50 hours.
In most cases, the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
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