Chinese Man Dies After 3 Days of Gaming

Posted: September 17, 2007 by Kendricke in International

Well, another computer player has up and got himself deaded after a marathon gaming session.


BEIJING, China — A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.

The 30-year-old man fainted at a cyber cafe in the city of Guangzhou Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

As we mentioned back in March, China had already banned new internet cafes this year.  Incoming:  Sensationalist and reactionary stories regarding the evils of online gaming.


  1. Loralor says:

    I wonder what game will be accused of causing this death this time.

    He was in a Internet Cafe… If Cafes over there look anything close to thoses in my area, he was certainly not alone… Cafes are busy places, usually with a manager overlooking customers too.

    Just hope he wasn’t paying on a hourly rate *smirk*.

  2. Oakstout says:

    I want to know what game it was. Thats the game for me.

  3. tsk tsk tsk, everything in moderation my friend.

    Then again, people don’t get addicted to drugs because they suc.
    (In case you didn’t get that, I was starting the sensationalism by equating gaming to drugs)

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