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South Korean Man Dies After Playing Video Games for 50 Hours

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    It sounds like a cruel joke but it's not. It's all too real. :(

    http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-08/10/content_467855.htm
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    I saw that on BBC News today as well Trip - pretty damn serious when compulsion gets to that level ...
     
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  3. Pete01

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    Does anyone else here play MMORPGs?

    You can go to the relative game forum and people will tell you 'yes it's more than a game' those people aren't in my guild though.

    EQ is a slippery slope- if you don't control it it will control you.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    I read a follow up story on this. The authorities interviewed his friends and co-workers and they said that the fellow quit his job to have more time for gaming. During that 50 hour stint, he only left the computer to use the bathroom and take brief naps.
     
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    That happens, one would wonder how the chap maked ends meet. In my EQ days the 'uber' players were the ones that had time to play during the day

    I'm so glad I'm out of that
     
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    damn he died over starcraft? i mean ffs! atleast WoW is a decent game to croak it over! :D

    I read he got FIRED for skippign work to much to play games
    man, i never played the original EQ, i was a UO man, played that for 5 years, was a Councelor, Snr Councelor and Seer on various servers, almost failed my GCSEs because of that game, rotfl :)

    havnt found a MMORPG as compelling since i came across WoW
    top game, but we will see how it peaks my interest once i reach the end game
     
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    What level are you up to now Ryan?
     
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    Haven't tried WoW yet, a lot of people left EQ1 and 2 for it though. I'd give it a try but I only have room in my life for one MMO at the mo hehe, even that's on hold while I'm studying though
     
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