Man dies after marathon gaming session

By Mikael Hoffman on August 12, 2005, 2:24 PM
BBC News is reporting that a South Korean man has apparently died after playing Starcraft for more than 50-hours. Only identified by his family name, Lee, was at an Internet cafe playing Starcraft for an obviously dangerous amount of time before he collapsed. The article mentions that the police believe the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion. We should mention that it hasn't been released whether or not Lee suffered from any other health problems.

This is just another grim reminder that gaming addiction is a real and serious problem around the world.




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