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Death in a Cyber Cafe, Part Three

Second gamer dies after massive binge on vnunet.com (thanks Larry Sayers) reports that a "27 year-old Taiwanese man collapsed after playing computer games for 32 hours non-stop" in a cyber cafe in central Taiwan. In spite of their headline, this is actually the third such incident we've heard of, as it is reminiscent of a story a couple of weeks ago about a death in a South Korean internet cafe (story), but also another similar incident last summer in Thailand (story). According to the story: "A police spokesman stated that doctors believe Wen-cheng died from exhaustion, having remained in the same position for too long. The death highlights the danger of such intensive game-playing."

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27. Definitely urban legend Oct 24, 2002, 00:30 Verwirrung
 
Too much of a coincidence to have the same unlikely thing reportedly happen so many times in the same geographic region.

(On edit: I just checked the archives of a bunch of Korean newspapers at http://www.kidon.com/media-link/korea-south.shtml, and not one of them mentions the stories attributed to South Korea. I doubt a search of Taiwanese or Thai websites would prove any more fruitful.)

This comment was edited on Oct 24, 00:50.
 
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