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    A schoolboy collapsed and went into convulsions after playing a new version of the World of Warcraft computer game for 24 hours straight.

    The 15-year-old boy and his friends were playing Wrath of the Lich King when he suffered what appeared to be an epileptic seizure, it was reported today.

    “They played all day and all night. Maybe they got a few hours of sleep. They ate a little food and breakfast at their computers,” the boy’s father told the Kvällsposten newspaper in Sweden.

    Doctors told the father that his son’s bodily systems had been disrupted by a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of food, and the prolonged period of concentration playing the game.
    http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/...cle5173755.ece


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    Well that boy surely felt the wrath of the Lich King indeed... ;)
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      Indeed indeed, are they any 'legit' 80s yet?

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        Well that clearly proves that WoW is more dangerous than PR because I have played for over 24 hours and consumed a fair amount of beer in the process and I lived.

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          WoW, Darwin at work.


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            Re: Boy collapses after epic WoW session

            Originally posted by VegaBond View Post
            Indeed indeed, are they any 'legit' 80s yet?
            I play WoW a bit -- not fanatically, but occasionally, and I've been seeing the server messages that pop up announcing someone has reached 80 since at least Sunday.

            Then again, I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "legit".

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              Re: Boy collapses after epic WoW session

              Originally posted by KomradeObama View Post
              Well that clearly proves that WoW is more dangerous than PR because I have played for over 24 hours and consumed a fair amount of beer in the process and I lived.
              and that was just one map! :row__739:

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                Doctors told the father that his son’s bodily systems had been disrupted by a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of food, and the prolonged period of concentration playing the game.
                Wait till this kid goes to college

                but more importantly:

                that's the first time i have seen a "prolonged period of concentration" as a negative thing. Kids in high school's all over the world are jumping up and down and will most likely start to play Pink Floyd and Alice Cooper at loud volumes. (though if they are in Sweden ABBA will be the preferred choice)

                Whats with these 15 year old's lately???????? Coincidence or a weird pattern that will soon emerge?
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                  Originally posted by KomradeObama View Post
                  Well that clearly proves that WoW is more dangerous than PR because I have played for over 24 hours and consumed a fair amount of beer in the process and I lived.
                  you should get outside every once and a while. ha jk
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                    I work to play !
                    Outside is overrated !
                    Going outside leads to death !

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                      Originally posted by KomradeObama View Post
                      I work to play !
                      Outside is overrated !
                      Going outside leads to death !
                      Not getting exercise and eating = accumulation of fat = poor health = death on the horizon.
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                        Isometrics and the occasional CTD provide all the exercise any gamer needs.
                        Not to mention the 10-14 hour days spent fixing stuff before I can game.
                        That 24 hour stretch was a friday into a saturday and I have done it more than once as I'm sure many others have.
                        Coffee, while it takes some time to develop a taste for it, is the best way to deliver the hands-down best drug on the planet, caffeine.
                        Properly taken, with appropriate safeguards, it the best high you can get on a cost to benefit basis.

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                            Originally posted by Delta*RandyShugart* View Post
                            that's the first time i have seen a "prolonged period of concentration" as a negative thing.
                            I was shocked to read a few months back about how school is "too stressful" and the required high concentration levels are bad for kids. I wish I could remember where I'd read it. Probably the daily newspaper, though. Yet another obscene celebration of the mundane.
                            Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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