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voyager_663rd
08-02-2011, 01:33 PM
I definitely think about things like this happening

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/xbox-...-clot-111934041.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/xbox-addict-dies-blood-clot-111934041.html)



Xbox addict 'dies from blood clot'

The family of a budding computer programmer have on Saturday launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing online computer games after their son died following a marathon session on his Xbox.

A post-mortem revealed that 20-year-old Chris Staniforth -- who was offered a place to study Game Design at Leicester University -- was killed by a pulmonary embolism, which can occur if someone sits in the same position for several hours.

danjama
08-02-2011, 04:45 PM
I have never and would never spend 12 hours in front of a screen. What a waste of your life.

Pathetic.

GratedLeeman
08-02-2011, 10:52 PM
I remember Rhe Sun's "Death by Xbox" headline that went with this story...
I don't think I could concentrate that long!
2-3 hours tops, when I have nothing else to do.

Treetop64
08-04-2011, 08:57 PM
I love the comment:

"1 death this week in England, 1 death in Korea in 2005. We have real epidemic on our hands."

Metatron_123
08-05-2011, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
I have never and would never spend 12 hours in front of a screen. What a waste of your life.

Pathetic.

How to spend one's time, surely a subjective matter?

The guy made a mistake, overdid it, payed the price. It was however his passion and he was going to make a career out of it.

Would a construction worker dying on the job not be 'pathetic' cause he fits our stereotype of an honest, butch, hard working dude?

But ultimately, who cares, we're getting sucked in by sensationalism.