A 30 year-old Chinese internet user dropped dead after a three day online marathon at a local cybercafe.

The man collapsed at his computer and medical personnel were not able to revive him.


“According to preliminary findings, the length of time this man spent online might have triggered heart problems,” the paper quoted a local hospital emergency medic in the city of Zhongshan as saying.

China’s government has taken steps to combat the online problem by offering warnings within the games as well as asking online gaming sites to deduct points from gamers who play too long.

Although with companies willing to let their players pay their monthly fees by donating blood, it is likely to get worse before getting better.

Earlier this year in February, a 26 year-old obese gamer died in a similar situation and caused an outbreak of concern in China.


Aki Nakimura

Aki Nakimura

Aki Nakimura, from Tachikawa, Japan, spends much of his time in Tokyo working for a small book shop in Shinjiku. It could be his interest in news or his lack of work ethic but he spends a lot of time reading various newspapers and magazines at work. He is nice enough to share and publish articles that he finds weird enough to pass on.
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