A South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks.
The 28-year-old man collapsed after playing the game Starcraft at an internet cafe in the city of Taegu, according to South Korean authorities.
The man had not slept properly, and had eaten very little during his marathon session, said police.
Much as I spend time in Second Life and the virtual world (aka mobile phones, landline phones, computers, text books, novels, theoretical treatises, et al.) and as much as I am an insomniac (this post is being written at 3:32am Tuesday), I can’t see me staying up for 50 hours to play computer games.
Then again, in the mid 1980s I *did* stay up and on-air 48 hours as an announcer/disk jockey at an Armed Forces radio station to raise money for the station.
I was a basket case afterwards (there will be no correspondence entered into about whether I remained a basket case).
Currently listening to: After The Fall – ‘Concrete Boots’