Personally, I thought stories like these were urban legends, but I found this at http://www.wftv.com .
Can you say “Pathetic”??
POSTED: 7:36 am EDT August 10, 2005
SEOUL, South Korea—For some people, playing video games can be addictive, and police in South Korea said that may have cost a man his life.
Police said a 28-year-old man collapsed at an Internet cafe and died after playing the battle simulation game Starcraft non-stop for 49 hours. They said he’d barely eaten anything while he was glued to the keyboard.
Doctors think the man might have had a heart attack.
Police said he was fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to play computer games.
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