Man in China dies on Three Day Gaming Session

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Man in China dies on Three Day Gaming Session

News article below, kind of sad....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070917...ernet_death;_ylt=As40zyzEYodIaV6z.3_teaCdk3QF

Man in China dies after three-day Internet session

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man dropped dead after playing Internet games for three consecutive days, state media said on Monday as China seeks to wean Internet addicts offline.

The man from the southern boomtown of Guangzhou, aged about 30, died on Saturday after being rushed to the hospital from the Internet cafe, local authorities were quoted by the Beijing News as saying.

"Police have ruled out the possibility of suicide," the newspaper said, adding that exhaustion was the most likely cause of death. It did not say what game he was playing.

China, worried about the spread of pornography and politically incorrect content, has banned the opening of new cybercafes this year and issued orders limiting the time Internet users can spend playing online.

In April, President Hu Jintao launched a campaign to rid the Internet of "unhealthy" content and make it a platform for Communist Party doctrine.
 
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Its stupid people like that who are responsible for limiting the freedoms of the rational.
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By people like that, you mean the government, right? I doubt it was his intent to play that long, die, and subsequently limit a couple 'freedoms'.
 
Kind of surprising this sort of thing doesn't happen here in the US too often. The same thing happened last year in Korea I think....man those asians are really devoted =/
 
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[quote1190054752=Fry -RR-]
Its stupid people like that who are responsible for limiting the freedoms of the rational.
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By people like that, you mean the government, right? I doubt it was his intent to play that long, die, and subsequently limit a couple 'freedoms'.
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I mean the man who died. How utterly irresponsible do you have to be to play a game for three days straight, this man deserves no sympathy.
 
IMHO... Sympton of a deeper problem. I guess Online life is more attractive than RL in China. So... the government there will say the games are the problem... in reality the government is the problem. Make real life more enjoyable and people won't spend 72 hours at a stretch online.

But hey.. I'm just a computer geek. What do I know anyway.
 
no dissing asains we ahve some like drunk baby. sad that he died its like the story wth the guy that loved himself soo much that he died from something but its a myth from a greek mythology story.
 
Yea maplestory is a asian based game that we know of because they stretched out to the U.S. but a lot of people have just serious addictions to that game
 
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That's too bad...

But I bet it was Warcraft that did it.
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Actually, it might have been Starcraft since its in Asia.
 

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