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Old 08-10-2005, 08:18 AM
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SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing on-line battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe.

After he failed to return home, Lee's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafe, Lee said he would finish the game and then go home, the paper reported.

He died a few minutes later, it said.



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Old 08-10-2005, 10:03 AM
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:05 AM
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I guess you could say he was deadly serious about gaming.



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Old 08-10-2005, 10:07 AM
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heh, yeah I was just reading about this guy on the BBC site.

hard to know what to say about that...
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:50 AM
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i've seen worse. there was one story about a guy who killed his best friend because he stole a sword from him in an online game...it wasn't even a good game. there's a television station in korea dedicated to 24 hours of starcraft. i can't imagine the programming schedule.



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