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Tue 09/08/05 at 16:32
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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 on 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 August 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.

After he failed to return home, Lee's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafe, Lee said he would finish the game and then go home, the paper reported.

He died a few minutes later, it said.

South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world, has a large and highly developed game industry.
Fri 12/08/05 at 13:25
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Wow! Sad story!
Wed 10/08/05 at 23:13
"Gamertag = Chavex"
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I do about 2 and a half hours a day, mebbe a bit more.
Wed 10/08/05 at 23:07
"You've upset me"
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Longest group session (werhey) was an alcohol fuelled 14 hours on Pro Evo at the end of last year. Man that was fun.
Wed 10/08/05 at 22:25
"High polygon count"
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Chr1s wrote:
> I'm thinking about doing a 24 hour endurance race on GT4 and trying
> to do the whole thing, will certainly be one hell of a challenge.

So am I.

But I can't be arsed. I'll let the AI driver do it and stick it on accelerated time. Should only take, oh, 8 hours that way.
Wed 10/08/05 at 22:23
"The definitive tag"
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I can't stand to play games for long periods of time. My longest was probably about 8 hours on San Andreas the day I got it.

I'm thinking about doing a 24 hour endurance race on GT4 and trying to do the whole thing, will certainly be one hell of a challenge.
Wed 10/08/05 at 22:04
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12 hours of MKDD last year, all night. Then my cube died. Poor thing
Wed 10/08/05 at 20:56
"You've upset me"
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Longest gaming session I've ever had was 18 hours on CM 99/00 :-(
Wed 10/08/05 at 20:45
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I could use a new over priced paper weight (I work in a windy office). Count me in.
Wed 10/08/05 at 13:55
"High polygon count"
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I don't need a new PC. Not just yet.
Wed 10/08/05 at 13:53
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Ok. Would you like to go first WM?

Set the bar and all that?

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