10 People Killed By Video Games

10 People Killed By Video Games


A lot of people enjoy video games, myself
included. But some crazy bastards take them so seriously they end up forgetting about
real life completely, and as a result a number of people die each year from being glued to
their computer screens. So join us as we count 10 people killed by video games 10. 3 Day Gaming Binge
Only three weeks into 2015, two Taiwanese men have already met their unfortunate ends
due to gaming marathon binges. The first was a 38 year old man who was found dead after
playing video games for five days straight at an Internet Café in Taipei. The second
was a 32 year old man who had a heart attack after playing for three days without stopping.
The worst part? Workers at the internet café didn’t realise the man had passed away until
he was dead for 4 hours. Apparently he’s been known to sleep face down on the table,
so it just looked like he was grabbing a quick nap before continuing his session.
9. Death by Diablo Another Taiwanese victim, 18 year old Chuang
reportedly died in July 2012 after a 40 hour non stop marathon gaming session of Diablo
III, once again while at an internet café. After his crazy binge he was found asleep
and woken up by an employee. He stood up, took a few steps around and collapsed, after
which he died on the spot. Apparently the cause of death was either a heart attack or
a blood clot, either way, following this incident Blizzard, the creators of the game, released
a statement encouraging people to prioritize their lives over any form of entertainment.
8. Bezerk The earliest known deaths attributed to playing
video games come from two men, Jeff Dailey and Peter Burkowski, who both died playing
the popular at the time Atari game “Berzerk”. Both Daily and Burkowski died in a similar
fashion. They often visited their local arcades and eventually took it too far, reaching ridiculously
impressive high scores. Dailey died moments after scoring his personal best, he collapsed
and was pronounced dead of a heart attack at the young age of 19, while Burkowski also
fell victim to a cardiac arrest moments after entering his initials on the Berzerk score
board. 7. Too Much Halo
Chris Staniforth from the United Kingdom was in love with Halo. So much so, that he would
often have 12 hour long Halo sessions without taking any breaks. Sadly, during one of his
regular sessions, a blood clot travelled from his legs into his lungs, instantly killing
him. The autopsy revealed that Chris suffered from Deep vein thrombosis, which has an increased
risk when the person doesn’t move for long periods of time. 6. 650 Hours
A 33 year old Chinese man who’s name had not been released, decided to endure a totally
insane 650 hour gaming session before he eventually, and unsurprisingly bit the dust. Supposedly
he also shelled out over $1500 dollars on the game he was playing before he began on
his journey. Over this 27 day period he barely drank or ate or slept at all, and what he
did ingest was in the form of instant noodles, which pretty much sounds like a normal college
experience. He reportedly died of heart failure and malnutrition.
5. National Holiday Binge Back in 2007, a 26 year old man from China
named Zhang, died of heart failure after a week long marathon of online gaming during
a national holiday. Mr Zhang led a full fledged MMO lifestyle, devoting the majority of his
days power-levelling instead of you know, going outside, or standing up at all really.
Because of this he had a shockingly poor blood circulation as his heart struggled to pump
blood around his large body. 4. Hold Your Wee for a Wii
Perhaps the stupidest and most unnecessary death on our list. Jennifer Strange from California
willingly participated in a competition held on her local radio station called “Hold
your Wee for a Wii” in which she drank over two gallons of water and refused to urinate
in the hopes of obtaining a Nintendo Wii. Sadly this didn’t work out so well for Jennifer
and the mother of three met her untimely death by water intoxication.
3. 50 hours of Starcraft South Korean Starcraft addict Lee was an industrial
boiler repair man and college graduate, before his addiction let to his ultimate demise.
His devotion to gaming led to malnourishment and sleep depravity, costing him not only
his job, but his long time relationship with his girlfriend who was also an avid gamer.
You know you play too many games when your gamer girlfriend dumps you for playing too
many games. After these devastating blows to Lee’s life, he turned to binge gaming
which led to death by heart failure, caused most likely by exhaustion and dehydration.
2. Wii Unfit A contrast to other spots on our list, Tim
Eves met his death while attempting to actually improve his physical conditioning. While jogging
to the Fit program on the Wii, the 25 year old collapsed on the floor and was pronounced
dead before he even made it to the hospital. Tim was a healthy and fit individual who had
no prior health problems and worked in manual labour to make his living. It’s possible
that during his fitness session he ignored or didn’t notice signs that something may
have been wrong with his heart, but nobody’s quite sure.
1. The Gamer Girl The youngest passing on this list, a thirteen
year old girl, was casually talking, hanging out and playing on her Xbox 360 before telling
her mother she couldn’t breathe. She suffered a heart attack so severe that she was left
brain dead and on-life support. As difficult as it must have been for the parents, they
decided to pull the plug on her life support machine, making her one of the youngest video
game deaths in the history. It is unclear if the video games she was playing had any
relation to her death but it’s been speculated that she may have become distracted by her
gaming session leading her to neglect any symptoms she may have been experiencing.

100 Comments on “10 People Killed By Video Games”

  1. This video is retarded. The people died of their own stupidity, not by the videogames. They were able to stop, but they chose not to. Their fault, not the videogames'

  2. I don't know how many hours. But I am a total video game and computer game addict. More now than I ever was before. I practically own my life to video games. Since it is only 1 of 2 things that is helping me cope with my major depression. The other is my constant obsession for Bollywood. But unlike these people I know when it is time to to take breaks from playing video or computer games. But I really can go for hours playing games. My Sims 3 game is one of my most favorite games to play.

  3. That girl wasn't the youngest. That dishonor goes to the infant who tragically starved to death because her parents were to busy playing Second Life just feet from the crib where she lay dying. What was so important in the game they the let their child freaking starve? Why, they had to care for their virtual child, of course. Talk aboyt having your priorities mixed.

    Both parents were charged with criminal neglect and manslaughter and are still serving time in prison.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/mar/05/korean-girl-starved-online-game

  4. Then you probably heard of "the video game that is a PC shooter, a ghoul comes up to the screen and reaches out and touches you and kills you just by being touched by the monster in the first person shooter"

  5. I Just want to play all the day, But gosh after 8-10 hours playing one game… It will be boring as freak!

  6. is it just me or did anybody else think that when they seen this title they were going to see people that killed people because of too much GTA

  7. I barely made it to 12 hours if I couldn't do or complete the level I just go find other thing to do and try tommorrow

  8. To be honest, I'm addicted to games too, but I'm no crazy bastard who gets rekt by video games, I REK VIDEO GAMES, I AM THE HYPE!!!!

  9. I play 2 platform games( Mario and the picture on my profile, Sonic) But mostly Sonic games. I don't like playing bloody, scary or fighting games. Even Role playing games. And the longest I've played is 7 hours ( including breaks, eating and drinking something ) But Now when my body wants me to stop, I'll try stopping. But it's so hard to stop playing your favourite games ( Sonic games ). But If I meet characters in real life ( might happen in the future, who knows if we keep the earth clean) , I'll never touch a game again. This video is scary, but can save your life.

  10. I play 2 platform games( Mario and the picture on my profile, Sonic) But mostly Sonic games. I don't like playing bloody, scary or fighting games. Even Role playing games. And the longest I've played is 7 hours ( including breaks, eating and drinking something ) But Now when my body wants me to stop, I'll try stopping. But it's so hard to stop playing your favourite games ( Sonic games ). But If I meet characters in real life ( might happen in the future, who knows if we keep the earth clean) , I'll never touch a game again. This video is scary, but can save your life.

  11. this is bullshit…
    I've played (call of duty modern warfare 3 in Xbox 360) 24 hours with my bro just meal break but still I'm breathing

  12. This is propaganda. Those people died of natural causes by coincidence, while playing the games. I've been playing 8bitMMO for the last 77 hours and I feel absolutely fin-aghhhhhlllurrlllhllgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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