Video games that kill
KAOHSIUNG CITY, Taiwan (INTELLIHUB) — A 32-year old man was found dead, slumped forward, in his chair at a local Internet cafe after playing video games for more than 2 days straight.
Medical reports say the man suffered “sudden death” from heart failure due to prolonged game play.
An employee was quoted saying, “Hsieh was a regular customer here and always played for consecutive days. When tired, he would sleep face-down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair. That is why we were not aware of his condition in the beginning”, according to reports.
This wasn’t the first case either. Another man, 38, was also found dead from a 5-day gaming session on Jan. 1.
Shockingly the police said, despite the man’s death, gamers in the establishment continued to play, paying no attention while the man’s body was removed from the cafe.