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Video Gamer Dies After Playing 40 Straight Hours

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This is the second death of a marathon video game player that we’re aware of.

This guy must have wanted to play so much it just killed him!

An 18-year-old man died in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after participating in a marathon session of Diablo 3.

The man, so far only known by his surname, Chuang, collapsed and died after 40 straight hours of action. An attendant checking on him in his room found him with his head on the table, apparently resting. After being awakened by the attendant, the man staggered to his feet, stumbled a few steps, then collapsed. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

In February, a man in New Taipai was also found dead slumped in a chair after playing more than 23 hours.  His arms were still stretched out to the keyboard. His cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest. Health experts say excessive inactivity is just as bad as smoking.

A recent study detailed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) says inactivity greatly increases one’s chances of getting cancer,  heart issues, and other major diseases.

Medical experts believe the excessive sitting for hours at a time could have created cardiovascular issues for both men. This reminds us of a recent episode on the SPIKE TV show “A Thousand Ways to Die” where a video gamer perished in an eerily similar manner.

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