'World of Warcraft' gamer dies after 19 hours of play

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'World of Warcraft' gamer dies after 19 hours of play

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:30 pm

'World of Warcraft' gamer dies after 19 hours of uninterrupted play

A 24 years old man believed to be addicted to World of Warcraft died after playing 19-hours straight.

Wu Tai was at an Internet cafe in Shanghai, China for playing the role-playing game. After he spent 19 hours of playing, his friends saw him away from screen and violently coughing. He slumped in his chair after the coughing attack, and his gaming compatriots noticed he was dabbing blood away from his mouth with a handkerchief. The gamer sitting next to him said:


“I suddenly heard him groan and when I turned to see what had happened he was very pale and looked uncomfortable.
He was dabbing his mouth with a hankie which had blood on it.
I asked him if he was OK and he said he’d felt better, but that he would be OK. I called for an ambulance while my friend went to get some help from staff. But while we waited he just died in front of us, and there was nothing the staff could do.”

The medical crews tried to rescue him but he was already dead. A police man said about this:


“An autopsy will determine the cause of death but there seems little doubt his playing on the computer for 19 hours instead of resting contributed to his death.”


http://n4gm.com/2015/03/06/world-warcraft-gamer-dies-playing-19-hours-straight/
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Re: 'World of Warcraft' gamer dies after 19 hours of play

Postby Jez » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:41 pm

Nope it's not the game it's inherent generic weakness the weak fucker.

19 hours my arse. On ops my standard day is 18 to 20 hours for 4 months or more solid working in a shit hole under a lot more stress than this sort of guy.

Blame the genetics and the lifestyle not the game.

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Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:06 am

Totally agree.
Coughing blood and death caused by video games abuse = "shock horror".
Looks like the same thing was waiting to happen no matter what, only what he was doing at the time makes a better headline.
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Postby Snowy » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:47 am

You missed the best bit, from the games site itself:

Cocks wrote:Of course playing World of Warcraft is not dangerous as long as people listen to developers and take 15 minutes break after each hour of playing.


What a load of abject Edwin. Man dies on golf course, is golf responsible? Man dies while driving a car, is driving responsible? Man dies anyfuckingwhere of an inherent weakness or disease it is not what he was doing at the time that killed him ffs unless it was "lying in a hospital bed dying".

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Postby Jez » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:12 pm

Snowy wrote:
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Re: 'World of Warcraft' gamer dies after 19 hours of play

Postby Lee » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:47 am

Pfft when do facts matter in these stories. All about the click bait.
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Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:49 am

There are supposed to be laws in place in China that are meant to prevent people from doing this in internet cafes.
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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:04 am

Did he get DVT or a blood clot or something? Sitting still for 19 hours is not healthy, regardless of what you're doing.

It's unfortunate it's being reported as "WoW claims another life", but in actuality there are health risks to such prolonged periods of inactivity that probably need to be highlighted more, and computer game addiction is definitely one thing that can result in that kind of lifestyle.
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Postby Jez » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:03 pm

Sounds like a nasty pulmonary embolism which can have any number of causes. Sitting there for 19 hours won't have helped but he ought to have been feeling pretty bad for awhile it's certainly not something that just creeps up and kills you in moments.

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Postby Achtung Englander » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:12 pm

This is so shit. When you fly to Australia you sit on your arse for literally 24 hours with about a 2 hour break, so how come we do not hear of mass deaths when the plane lands
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Postby Sly Boots » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:56 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:This is so shit. When you fly to Australia you sit on your arse for literally 24 hours with about a 2 hour break, so how come we do not hear of mass deaths when the plane lands


You do get about 300 a year in the UK alone:

http://www.airsafe.com/issues/medical/dvt.htm
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Postby Achtung Englander » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:13 pm

I.Take.It.Back

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Postby Rossell » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:10 pm

Sister had one after going off a plane a few years ago which nearly ended in disaster. She's alright now though.
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:lol:
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