40-hour Diablo III binge blamed for sudden death of 18-year old gamer

Diablo III Gamer Dies

An 18-year-old Chinese gamer, identified only as Chuang, died after a 40-hour Diablo III gaming binge, according to the Australian Associated Press. The teenager reserved a private room at an Internet cafe in southern Taiwan and played the hit game for two straight days without eating. After an entire work week’s worth of gaming, a cafe employee found Chuang resting on a table. After the attendant woke the boy, he took a few steps and then collapsed. The teenager was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital. This is the second death in Taiwan this year tied to excessive gaming — a man in New Taipei was found dead, with his arms still reaching out for the keyboard, in February after playing a video game for 23 consecutive hours.

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