(Source) — A 24 years old man believed to be addicted to World of Warcraft died after playing 19-hours straight. Wu Tai was at an Internet cafe in Shanghai, China for playing the role-playing game. After he spent 19 hours of playing, his friends saw him away from screen and violently coughing. He slumped in his chair after the coughing attack, and his gaming compatriots noticed he was dabbing blood away from his mouth with a handkerchief. The gamer sitting next to him said: “I suddenly heard him groan and when I turned to see what had happened he was very pale and looked uncomfortable. He was dabbing his mouth with a hankie which had blood on it. I asked him if he was OK and he said he’d felt better, but that he would be OK. I called for an ambulance while my friend went to get some help from staff. But while we waited he just died in front of us, and there was nothing the staff could do.”
19 hours? That’s it? Talk about a fucking n00b. Every time I see stories like this it’s always something insane. Like a kid dies after playing for 8 weeks straight with an IV of Red Bull hooked up to him and a mystical creature shoveling brown-brown into his nose. Or some fully grown 30 year old dies when he walks out of his basement for the first time in his entire life and the sun lights him on fire. But 19 hours? That’s all you could muster sitting there for? Not to sound like a tough guy but I’ve consumed alcohol for like an entire weekend with no sleep. I’m pretty sure that’s way more detrimental to your well being than playing some video games. 19 hours straight in front of the computer is what I literally like to call a regular Thursday. Poor kid is going to be the laughing stock of the gaming community.