Taiwanese Man Dies After Playing Computer Game Non-Stop For Three Days


A Taiwanese man who was on a three-day computer gaming binge died inside an Internet cafe and went unnoticed for many hours, the second of such death in the area in less than a month. UPI reports:

The man, identified as Hsieh, went into the Internet cafe on Jan. 6 and was found motionless on a table on Jan. 8. Investigators said the man had a heart attack. His death went unnoticed for several hours as gamers continued around him.

“The CCTV footage from the Internet cafe showed that he had a small struggle before he collapsed motionless,” Jennifer Wu, a police spokesperson from the Hunei district, told CNN.

Family members told police the 32-year-old man was unemployed and would often disappear for several consecutive days. Workers said they didn’t notice the man had died because he would often take naps.

“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,” a cafe attendant told the Taipei Times.