Man dies after marathon video game session
A South Korean man who recently quit his job to play more video games died after playing almost non-stop for 50 hours at an internet cafÃ©.
"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official told Reuters.
The 28-year-old man began playing on-line battle simulation games at the cafÃ© in the southeastern city of Taegu on Aug. 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the washroom or take brief naps on a makeshift bed, police said.
When he didn't come home, the man's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafÃ©, he said he would finish the game and then go home, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported.
He died a few minutes later, the paper reported.
Former work colleagues and staff at the internet cafÃ© said he had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games.