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NaboCane
08-09-2005, 11:20 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050809/tc_nm/korea_games_dc


SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing on-line battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe...

:shakeno:

backpacker
08-09-2005, 11:24 PM
the cafe never closed?

chrome4
08-09-2005, 11:38 PM
That is one of the worst ways to die.

Muck
08-09-2005, 11:56 PM
I guess he'll never be the head of a major corporation.....

Nevermind.

RWhitney014
08-09-2005, 11:59 PM
Wow...you'd think someone would have stopped him.

NaboCane
08-10-2005, 12:00 AM
Wow...you'd think someone would have stopped him.

You kidding? You ever seen those people that yell "Jump!" at people on buildings threatening to jump?

Wildbill3
08-10-2005, 12:11 AM
I guess he'll never be the head of a major corporation.....

Nevermind.yeah, and "stick around":lol:

Noodle Arm
08-10-2005, 12:33 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/skeleton_computer-1.jpg

d-day
08-10-2005, 12:36 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/skeleton_computer-1.jpg

:chuckle: noodle is funny...

Bobby Humphrey
08-10-2005, 12:46 AM
I thought it was going to be Madden 2009 that killed PrimeTime …. Looks like it was Madden 2006.

painnotpleasure
08-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Damn... well that's not going to stop me from 50 hours of Madden 2006 non stop. Almost there.... :biggrin:

FLOUNDER
08-10-2005, 02:24 AM
I guess he'll never be the head of a major corporation..... Austin powers...lmao

Thats not a way to get a head in life:rofl3:

Muck
08-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I thought it was going to be Madden 2009 that killed PrimeTime …. Looks like it was Madden 2006.

:lol:

SkapePhin
08-10-2005, 09:21 AM
I just got done playing 49 hours of NonStop Battlefield 2 when I read this thread.. Thank you for saving my life! I am eternally indebted to you!

NaboCane
08-10-2005, 10:35 AM
I just got done playing 49 hours of NonStop Battlefield 2 when I read this thread.. Thank you for saving my life! I am eternally indebted to you!

You're welcome, Skape. You VIP, you

inFINSible
08-10-2005, 05:03 PM
Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games,

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion,"

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/las60-1.jpg

.....unavalable for comment.

unifiedtheory
08-10-2005, 05:08 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/skeleton_computer-1.jpg

Dude...that is SICK...although, it did make me laugh my a$$ off....

cnc66
08-10-2005, 05:23 PM
You kidding? You ever seen those people that yell "Jump!" at people on buildings threatening to jump?

I've done that :evil:

NaboCane
08-10-2005, 05:24 PM
I've done that :evil:

:lol:

PhinsPhan
08-10-2005, 06:07 PM
Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games,

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion,"

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/las60-1.jpg

.....unavalable for comment.

I dont get it but I still laughed.

inFINSible
08-11-2005, 08:55 AM
Leaving Las Vegas......Cage quits his life to go and drink himself to death.

Leaving Seoul.....Lee quits his job to go video game himself to death.


I knew it was a stretch but, I went for it anyway....:)

dol_fan_81
08-11-2005, 01:12 PM
now i know how i'm gonna commit suicide...

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 05:20 PM
now i know how i'm gonna commit suicide...if you are going to quit your job and waste your time doing anything, make sure it is paying for prostitutes and that is how you should (jokingly) kill yourself, not video games, sheesh.

d-day
08-11-2005, 05:22 PM
if you are going to quit your job and waste your time doing anything, make sure it is paying for prostitutes and that is how you should (jokingly) kill yourself, not video games, sheesh.

greta idea wildbill - and on his tombstone it will say "he came and went at the same time" ;)

DolFan31
08-11-2005, 05:23 PM
They have a big problem in Asia over video game addiction. Pretty sad, my cousins are the same way.

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 05:25 PM
greta idea wildbill - and on his tombstone it will say "he came and went at the same time" ;)I know right! I mean you die happy, and no one would blame a guy for having sex til they died.:D

d-day
08-11-2005, 05:26 PM
I know right! I mean you die happy, and no one would blame a guy for having sex til they died.:D

i think i'll get started right now!

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 05:29 PM
i think i'll get started right now!what are you talking about willis? if anything somebody will find you at work by the computer with a certain web page up and in the middle of posting a risque picture no less...:rofl3:

d-day
08-11-2005, 05:32 PM
what are you talking about willis? if anything somebody will find you at work by the computer with a certain web page up and in the middle of posting a risque picture no less...:rofl3:

and wb still waiting by his computer waiting for the "post 7 guys survivor picture challenge" :wink: :chuckle:

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 05:35 PM
and wb still waiting by his computer waiting for the "post 7 guys survivor picture challenge" :wink: :chuckle:Heck you know you wanted to take pics of yourself, but too many people were around...:lol:

d-day
08-11-2005, 05:39 PM
Heck you know you wanted to take pics of yourself, but too many people were around...:lol:

if only there was a lounge for the ladies... :ladysman:

Timmy54
08-11-2005, 05:41 PM
I want to know what game was that good to sit that long!! I have to get that game!

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 05:43 PM
if only there was a lounge for the ladies... :ladysman:you know, last year there was a lady asking for a ladies lounge, in fact I think I saw you sneaking in there... :foundout:

d-day
08-11-2005, 06:05 PM
you know, last year there was a lady asking for a ladies lounge, in fact I think I saw you sneaking in there... :foundout:

you're not still mad they shot down your idea are ya wb? :whistle:

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 06:10 PM
you're not still mad they shot down your idea are ya wb? :whistle:nah, kinda glad actually, esp. after I saw some of those pics in the "anything goes" challenge... I don't even want to think about what "they" might have posted.:eek:

NaboCane
08-11-2005, 06:24 PM
I know right! I mean you die happy, and no one would blame a guy for having sex til they died.:D


Now THAT'S the way to go!




St. Peter: "What can we possibly offer you; you've already been to heaven!

d-day
08-11-2005, 06:25 PM
nah, kinda glad actually, esp. after I saw some of those pics in the "anything goes" challenge... I don't even want to think about what "they" might have posted.:eek:

finally! ...we agree on something :bravo:


wb :hump:

Wildbill3
08-11-2005, 06:36 PM
finally! ...we agree on something :bravo:


wb :hump: didn't realize we were disagreeing? :confused:

d-day
08-11-2005, 07:14 PM
didn't realize we were disagreeing? :confused:

aww shucks wb - don't you know? you had me at...

I know right.
... :tongue: