"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."
Am I the only one who feels like there is a bunch of stuff missing from this story, like who has enough cash to quit work to play games. I truly am not making fun of the tragedy here, but this reminds me a of a guy I once knew who was addicted to Pac Man.
He used to say that he wanted a skit acted out at his funeral. He wanted someone to dress up in a Pac Man suit and be chased around the hall by four other people dressed as the ghosts who would eventually catch Pac Man who would then die.
I wonder what happened to that guy, haven't seen him in more than 20 years now.