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  • Man Dies During Video Game Marathon

    Has this really not been posted yet?

    A South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks.

    He said: "It does seem to be the case that online gaming addiction for a small minority is a real phenomenon and people suffer the same symptoms as traditional addictions.
    How long before this addiction is classified as a "disease"?
    "Need some wood?" -- George W. Bush, October 8, 2004

    "Historians will judge if this war is just, not your punk ass." -- Dave Glover, December 8, 2004

  • #2
    Anyone heard from Glovey lately?
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    • #3
      Always seems to be South Koreans.

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      • #4
        "In one detailed survey of 540 gamers, Professor Griffith and his team found that there were four playing more than 80 hours a week, which is considered 'excessive'."


        So, playing video games 79 hours a week isn't considered excessive?
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        • #5
          80 hours a week seems impossible to me...I couldn't do it.

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          • #6
            i heard this on maybe leno and busted out laughing.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GloveSaveandaBeauty@Aug 11 2005, 04:20 PM
              80 hours a week seems impossible to me...I couldn't do it.
              Ask BFinSF. He told me he did 72 hours in a sitting once. I've done 36 myself. Sid Meyers Civilization. The original.

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              • #8
                The most I've done in one sitting was 12 hours with Halo.

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                • #9
                  Is this story legit?
                  Make America Great For Once.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Kev@Aug 11 2005, 06:54 PM
                    Is this story legit?
                    Yes.

                    But this guy was probably disappointed, because I believe another gamer from South Korea lasted about 83 hours before dying last year.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GloveSaveandaBeauty+Aug 11 2005, 06:56 PM-->
                      QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Aug 11 2005, 06:56 PM)

                    • #12
                      I see Darwinism is alive and well in South Korea.
                      RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                      You'll never be forgotten.

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                      • #13
                        I bet he was playing minesweeper too...
                        FML

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