A man Dies after Internet Gaming Binge in Taiwan!


A Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an internet cafe in the island’s south, the second such case this year.

A 32-year-old Taiwanese man has died following a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in Taiwan; the second such case in the country this year, according to a report reviled on Saturday.

The departed, Identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe in Kaohsiung city.

Patrons in that Internet cafe had noticed that the man wasn’t playing the game anymore but thought he was just sleeping. It is an employee’s curiosity that led to the realization that he had stopped breathing long ago. Even after effortless rushing him to the Hospital, he was pronounced dead, the Taipei Times reported.

A medical practitioner who was following the case said there were no signs of external damage and the passionate gamer died from cardiac failure, ruling it a “sudden death” from prolonged computer gaming.

“Hsieh was a regular customer here and always played for consecutive days. When tired, he would sleep face-down on the table or doze off slumped in his chair. That is why we were not aware of his condition in the beginning,” the employee was quoted as saying.

It was not clear what Hsieh was playing at the time of his death, with the report describing it only as “combat computer games”.

Internet Death 1

Don’t be surprised the late Hsieh’s death is not the only Internet caused death this year. In New Taipei City on Day 1 in the New Year,  a 38-year-old man was found dead at an Internet cafe following five days straight of video game binging.

Police said in both cases other patrons appeared nonchalant about the deaths, continuing playing even when tables were cordoned off for investigators to gather evidence.

“We went inside to cordon off the tables and had investigators there to gather evidence. Only then did the other patrons realize that someone had died, but they still showed no concern and kept playing their games. We were amazed at their nonchalant attitude,” a police spokesperson said.


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