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Playing to the death

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by clau, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. clau

    clau Guest

    A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing on-line battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

    So guys, take it easy with the playing!!!

    Source: Reuters
  2. it wasn't because of the computer games was it?
  3. clau

    clau Guest

    Well, after 50 hours of playing I think that is normal that he sefferd someting.

    But I guess is not the game to blame.
  4. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I can't wait to see the warnings they'll now have to tag on games for excessive play.
  5. stealthhosts

    stealthhosts New Member Webmaster

    alledgedly, over 1/3 of the s.korean population is registered for online gaming, with their top players treated like pop stars earning 5-6figure salaries.
  6. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Not suprising considering how increasingly common big money gaming tournaments are being held. If you look at a game such as IL 2 Forgotten Battles, advertisers and supporters pay to have their logo on the side of an airplane.

    I'm just wondering when gaming will be included in the Olympics.
  7. clau

    clau Guest

    But how real is that airplane than? It probably looks interesting: a WWII airplane with a XXI century logo on it. :) Or is not about the airplanes from IL2?
  8. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Actually, the flight model in IL 2 FB is created from the actual planes. I'll see if I can find some screens that will prove interesting in nature. Having never flown a plane before I have no basis for comparison but I do know there are several pilots that do play the game and think it's physics are pretty good.

    Also, the level of difficulty settings for this game are incredible as are the number of configurable options. This will give you a good idea of some of the options available in that game:

  9. I heard on BBC click online that in online games there was now a "mafia" - gamers are going about in gangs mugging other online characters and stealing their throphey swords and items and then selling them using ebay or message boards.

    If you can get $200 for killing an online character and grabbing their throphey sword, even though they may have more hit points/ experiance than about 5 of these muggers, eventually they will kill them.

    Weird, huh?
  10. Duke

    Duke Guest

    OMG, that's just nuts.
  11. yeah, but i can see in thr future being acosted walking down the high street and a guy with a knife saying "Give me your warriorgames.com passowrd so I can steal your virtual trphey sword" That's if it isn't happening already...
  12. clau

    clau Guest

    Thanks for that link Duke. This game must be realy good. I need to get it. :)
    I guess it won't be like that. Or I hope so. Anyway I am not a fan of games like these.

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