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Gamer dies in Internet cafe, no one notices all day

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2012 14:51 User comments (17)

Gamer dies in Internet cafe, no one notices all day A gamer in Taiwan passed away at an Internet cafe last week, and no one noticed for a full 9 hours.
Chen Rong-yu, who was 23, suffered and died from a heart attack after playing League of Legends for almost 24 straight hours.

The gamer, playing in the cafe in New Taipei City, died but stayed in the same position, with his hands outstretched and on the keyboard. Rong-yu was known to take naps in his chair, so no one seemed to notice. There were 30 other people playing around him but no one noticed until rigor mortis had begun to set in. At that point, a waitress realized what had happened and called the police.

Rong-yu had a history of a bad heart, and initial tests say he died of a heart attack "brought on by low temperatures, fatigue and lack of movement," says the Mail.

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17 user comments

14.2.2012 15:10

That's too bad. People should appreciate what else life can offer besides VGs.


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

24.2.2012 17:13

how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

34.2.2012 17:19

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O
Some people are born with a bad heart condition. I know a few such people myself.

44.2.2012 18:33

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.

54.2.2012 19:39

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
No one is addicted to games.

It's a mind over matter thing.

People just think they need to play them, that isn't an addiction.

64.2.2012 20:22

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
....And too much fast food.

We do not need to go to war with China as long as McDonald's is alive.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/mcdon...-138457219.html

Jeff

74.2.2012 20:55

Originally posted by xtago:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
No one is addicted to games.

It's a mind over matter thing.

People just think they need to play them, that isn't an addiction.

Wrong, and you pretty much just defined addiction.

84.2.2012 21:10

Originally posted by weedude99:
Originally posted by xtago:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
No one is addicted to games.

It's a mind over matter thing.

People just think they need to play them, that isn't an addiction.

Wrong, and you pretty much just defined addiction.
Anybody who stays up for days playing something that has nothing to do with reality has a problem. Just like Meth heads and the like.

It is definitely and an addiction.

Next up, a twelve step program for Gamer addicts. I wouldn't doubt it.

Step one: Admitting you have an addiction to games, etc....

Jeff
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Feb 2012 @ 21:11

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94.2.2012 21:39

I know you can have a bad heart, but lets admit it, usually the people who gets heart attacks are the older adults such as 40 yrs or more unless you are a drug addict teenager ,and unless you just don't take care of yourself. yea, you can born with a heart condition, but this person doesn't seems to be born with anything not that is mentioned. So sad that ppl ruin their life because of video games


Being nice always has its own consequences

105.2.2012 0:44

maybe he had other problems.maybe he played the game to escape reality because reality was so bad.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

115.2.2012 7:38

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
maybe he had other problems.maybe he played the game to escape reality because reality was so bad.
Reality pays the mortgage and bills, not a video game.

It is sad to see kids with potential in the real world wasting their lives disassociated with reality.

Jeff

125.2.2012 9:32

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

Not necessarily a bad heart, as heart attacks can happen to generally healthy hearts from strokes or other issues due to stress/lack of sleep/diet/etc...things that are commonly bad behaviors by 'addicted' gamers.
Agreed. My family has a history of heart trouble. I had a very mild heart attack when i was 22, and I hope to never experience that again. Yes, stress and lack of sleep was one of the factors that contributed to it, but fortunately I wasn't playing games like this unfortunate man did. Get out and experience life for what it is, and live your day to the fullest that you can.



Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

135.2.2012 13:22

Quote:
how you have a bad heart at age 23? o_O

My daughter was born with a hole in heart, and my best friend has a hole in her heart (which causes them to be less active because if the heart pumps too hard, than picture kaboom).

There are numerous other ways to have a bad heart, we have no idea what his condition actually was. So it's not necessarily a shock that someone would die in his circumstances. Just sucks that no one thought to offer him a coffee/tea anything sooner to avoid death. A simple nudge and hello, could have prevented this.

146.2.2012 0:09

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
maybe he had other problems.maybe he played the game to escape reality because reality was so bad.
Reality pays the mortgage and bills, not a video game.

It is sad to see kids with potential in the real world wasting their lives disassociated with reality.

Jeff
thats assuming he had a mortgage and bills.for all we know he might of been homeless.

as for a heart condition.i know someone born with a heart problem that had a heart attack aged 14 while playing football and had a heart operation.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1513.2.2012 12:30

Bored to death?

163.8.2012 23:57
Jinxers
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
yea, you can born with a heart condition, but this person doesn't seems to be born with anything not that is mentioned.
"Rong-yu had a history of a bad heart,"

Congratulations. You've graduated to reading at a Kindergarten Level.

174.8.2012 1:41

Originally posted by Jinxers:
Originally posted by Hyasuma:
yea, you can born with a heart condition, but this person doesn't seems to be born with anything not that is mentioned.
"Rong-yu had a history of a bad heart,"

Congratulations. You've graduated to reading at a Kindergarten Level.

and,like the people that didnt notice him all day,you dont seem to have noticed the date on the original post.rong-yu too.

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