A 24-year-old South Korean man dies after 86 hours of straight gaming without food or sleep.
According to an Associated Press report, South Korean police said today that a man has died after an 86-hour gaming marathon. The incident occurred at an Internet café in a town 160 miles southwest of Seoul, where the man, who was unemployed, had been “virtually glued” to a computer since Friday, skipping sleep and meals. The man collapsed near the café's counter and was later found dead in the restroom. Many Internet cafés in South Korea are open 24 hours a day.
OK, just how stupid was this guy, anyway? Even I don't play video games for 86 hours straight. (Maybe 12 hours straight tops, and that's particularly unusual.) Makes you wonder what game it was, doesn't it? Dude... take a break, get a bite to eat, get some rest... the game will still be there when you get back. Trust me.
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I assume that just like American 'Net Cafes, you must pay for the time you've spent there. Where did this "unemployed" guy get all this money.
Plus, didn't somebody who worked there, you know, notice anything funny about the guy who'd been there for a few days non-stop. There's such things as "regular" customers, but this would be a little ridiculous.
Since everyone else is doing it (ok, not EVERYONE, but...)
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Internet Cafes in other countries are a ton cheaper than in the U.S. Think more like $1.00/hour, not the $10.00/hour you'll get charged here. I wouldn't be surprised in SOuth Korea was even cheaper than that.
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I remember when I was in middle school, I was playing Omega Race for about 86 minutes straight at a bowling alley and was in really bad shape afterwards. 86 hours? That is impressive. I don't think I could do anything for 86 hours straight.
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