Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk ZeoBandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.29.02
    Age
    41
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    17,830
    Favorite VH Album

    F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    Humans Being
    Last Online

    12.14.17 @ 05:57 AM
    Likes
    54
    Liked 40 Times in 29 Posts


    Donor

    Default Man dies after 3-day gaming binge

    Man dies after 3-day gaming binge

    BEIJING, China (AP) -- A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.

    The 30-year-old man fainted at a cyber cafe in the city of Guangzhou Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

    Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

    The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

    The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death."

    China has 140 million Internet users, second only to the U.S.. It is one of the world's biggest markets for online games, with tens of millions of players, many of whom hunker down for hours in front of PCs in public Internet cafes.

    Several cities have clinics to treat what psychiatrists have dubbed "Internet addiction" in users, many of them children and teenagers, who play online games or surf the Web for days at a time.
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

    www.geocaching.com - The site where you are the search engine.

  2. #2
    Sinner's Swing! Bullwinkle's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.08.07
    Location
    698 Sycamore Road, San Pueblo, CA
    Posts
    2,789
    Favorite VH Album

    Sound Magazine
    Favorite VH Song

    I Think I Love You
    Last Online

    06.07.15 @ 10:30 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Amateur.

  3. #3
    Baluchitherium
    Join Date
    07.23.02
    Age
    41
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    5,445
    Favorite VH Album

    F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    W/O U, WIL, & HFT
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 05:52 AM
    Likes
    98
    Liked 433 Times in 167 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    A 3 day alcohol, coke, etc... binge I would understand, but online-gaming
    Rock the Red!!!

    "Give Doc the shotgun. They're less apt to get nervy if he's on the street howitzer."

    "Dying ain't much of a living, boy."

    Save a Terrapin - Fear a Turtle

  4. #4
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    01.27.00
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    170
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    06.19.12 @ 08:25 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    Man dies after 3-day gaming binge

    BEIJING, China (AP) -- A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.

    The 30-year-old man fainted at a cyber cafe in the city of Guangzhou Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

    Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

    The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

    The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death."

    China has 140 million Internet users, second only to the U.S.. It is one of the world's biggest markets for online games, with tens of millions of players, many of whom hunker down for hours in front of PCs in public Internet cafes.

    Several cities have clinics to treat what psychiatrists have dubbed "Internet addiction" in users, many of them children and teenagers, who play online games or surf the Web for days at a time.
    Sorry, but I don't feel any grief for the guy. 3 straight days of gaming? Geez. One less dork in the world in my opinion. I know that sounds awfully harsh, but its a fact.

    Yes, even I enjoy the occasional Xbox 360 game. However, I don't waste my life on the thing.
    "France has neither winter, nor summer, nor morals. France is miserable because it is filled with Frenchmen, and Frenchmen are miserable because they live in France." - Mark Twain

  5. #5
    Atomic Punk WinterlessIceness's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.03.03
    Age
    32
    Location
    Newcastle, Great North of England
    Posts
    10,095
    Last Online

    07.05.17 @ 10:26 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman View Post
    A 3 day alcohol, coke, etc... binge I would understand, but online-gaming
    Could have been plain thirst

  6. #6
    Eye suffacozza YEWW! Goo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.01.00
    Age
    46
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    12,866
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic
    Last Online

    12.17.17 @ 12:07 AM
    Likes
    29
    Liked 65 Times in 36 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    This kind of thing happens with disturbing regularity in countries such as China and Korea. Pretty rare in 'western' culture countries though. Weird.

    I'm a big gamer, done the WoW raiding guild thing, all of that, but after about 2 or 3 hrs, a dudes just GOTTA get off his arse and do something else lol

    Plus eating, sleeping and toilet duty are NOT OPTIONAL. You gotta do that stuff fellas!
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

  7. #7
    Eruption TommyK's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.23.00
    Age
    37
    Location
    Lawrenceville,GA
    Posts
    980
    Favorite VH Album

    First 6 albums and bov1
    Favorite VH Song

    All of them
    Last Online

    03.16.12 @ 03:35 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Wow that is just crazy. I love my PS3 but damn i know when to call it quits. I play a few hours a night when i am not hanging out with my friends. Just some people just know when to put it down and go outside.
    Georgia Tech Football - Bring on Utah!!!! Go Jackets!!!!
    Falcons - I hear playoffs
    Atlanta Braves - Need to make some real moves
    Atl Hawks - 3-0 alright were undefeated and when did they pick up this guy called Marvin Williams?????
    PS3 Network - VanHalen

  8. #8
    Atomic Punk TheresOnlyOneWay's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.13.04
    Location
    Avengers Tower
    Posts
    10,149
    Favorite VH Album

    Chickenfoot III
    Favorite VH Song

    Different Devil
    Last Online

    11.30.17 @ 11:15 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 340 Times in 184 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    This is why they stay indoors and play games.

    Beijing, China - Security guards in a southern Chinese city stripped and shaved the head of a man they found illegally posting advertisements on walls to earn a bit of money.

    The victim, Xiao Liu, a 17-year-old migrant worker from the impoverished central province of Henan, was stripped to his underwear by about 10 men in the southern province of Guangdong.

    The men, who traveled on scooters and identified themselves as "city inspectors," also beat Liu and forced him to get down on his knees so they could shave his hair in punishment.

    "Walking around the streets in only my underwear made me want to kill myself," Liu was quoted as saying, adding that he earned 20 yuan ($2.66) a day posting flyers for a hotel on the streets.

    Clashes are common between members of the public and the inspectors, who are mainly responsible for cracking down on unlicensed hawkers suspected of selling unsanitary food or fake goods to "maintain social order.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/oddly...14398920070918
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    --------------------------
    IAMA I am a stage hand for big mainstream artists. (self.IAmA)

    Q: who was the biggest douche that you have worked with?

    A: Eddie Van Halen hands down he threatened all the stage hands that if we wernt all pushed to the side when he got off stage that he would "bash our faces in"

    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

  9. #9
    Atomic Punk jimmy812's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.03.04
    Age
    46
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,640
    Last Online

    06.03.17 @ 06:59 PM
    Likes
    1,188
    Liked 327 Times in 204 Posts

    Default

    Game over.
    2-time Fantasy Baseball Champion.

  10. #10
    Good Enough vhrocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.18.06
    Age
    46
    Location
    "Mean Street", Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,197
    Favorite VH Album

    The one I'm listenin' to.
    Favorite VH Song

    Can't pick just one
    Last Online

    01.21.15 @ 08:57 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts

    Default

    Some people just need to get a life.
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. KIM FOWLEY Dies At 75
    By Dutchie5150 in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07.09.15, 05:59 PM
  2. VH Links.com Steam community (PC gaming)
    By Goo in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09.13.07, 03:30 AM
  3. VHS dies at the age of 30
    By Bob_R in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11.17.06, 11:41 PM
  4. Bob Denver Dies !
    By Lodewijk in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09.08.05, 09:00 PM
  5. Metallica Live Shit:Binge And Purge on DVD
    By TopJimmy1978 in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09.13.02, 09:29 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •