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  • ZolgarZolgar Glouster, OHPosts: 533Member
    Originally posted by spirus7

    *Page is in Greek*

    http://24wro.blogspot.com/2012/05/72-diablo-3.html

     

     

    Google translate says:

    "H excessive use of video games may eventually damage ... Health.
    The 32-year old Russell Shirley died of a heart attack. Cause of death according to the website Flickcaste the fact that he played for three consecutive days without even sleeping, the new Diablo III breaking records in sales.
    The unfortunate young man was found dead in his home by the owner of the house and a partner.
    Similar episodes have been made ??in the past, doctors insist that physical exercise should be part of our everyday life and we spend hours playing computer games, numbered. According to the website, Russell was very lonely guy, and although the area professional offered him the possibility of free exercise in the gym, he abstained from any sporting and social activity.
    Emphasized that the death of Russel Shirley is not responsible course that video game ..."

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  • xeniarxeniar Posts: 805Member Uncommon

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    Well, only one in 6+ million so far ...

    Statistically speaking I'd be tempted to say playing this game is good for your health.

  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon

    Of course "Man dies of heartattack" is hardly news wrothy, and definately not going to get more hits on your website.  Journalistic integrity is actually an oxymoron.

  • sonoggisonoggi tdot, ONPosts: 1,119Member
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    well, technically it very much does. sitting for prolonged periods of time causes blood stasis. not sleeping causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic activity, which increase blood pressure. assuming he did not drink enough, or drank Redbull/caffeine, this caused dehydration and further sympathetic firing. so we're talking increased blood viscosity/clotting, increased work on the heart, increased blood pressure - the perfect recipe for a heart attack, even in semi-healthy individuals. most likely, the caffeine and blood stasis did him in the most.

    while D3 didnt physically reach out and clot his blood, D3 was the drug that caused him to sit there and die.

  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,517Member Uncommon

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  • UkihaUkiha BCNPosts: 58Member
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    I agree,the problem is the person behind the game, not the game itself.

  • sonoggisonoggi tdot, ONPosts: 1,119Member
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    Of course "Man dies of heartattack" is hardly news wrothy, and definately not going to get more hits on your website.  Journalistic integrity is actually an oxymoron.

    well i think video game addiction deserves more public awareness and exposure, like drinking, smoking, enjoying cocaine, etc. it's a social problem like any other.

  • aejoriiaejorii SF, CAPosts: 26Member
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    well, technically it very much does. sitting for prolonged periods of time causes blood stasis. not sleeping causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic activity, which increase blood pressure. assuming he did not drink enough, or drank Redbull/caffeine, this caused dehydration and further sympathetic firing. so we're talking increased blood viscosity/clotting, increased work on the heart, increased blood pressure - the perfect recipe for a heart attack, even in semi-healthy individuals. most likely, the caffeine and blood stasis did him in the most.

    while D3 didnt physically reach out and clot his blood, D3 was the drug that caused him to sit there and die.

    I guess all those fat people can sue mcdonalds now for making them fat.

     

    He's a grown ass man and made the choice to sit there.

  • XzenXzen Los Alamos, NMPosts: 2,607Member Common

    I wonder how many people have died while watching tv. How about sleeping? Better yet how many have died while exercising?

  • gaugemewgaugemew Madison, WIPosts: 158Member

    If I die like this, know I died a very happy man.  There are worse ways to go out.

  • SuperXero89SuperXero89 Amory, MSPosts: 2,544Member Uncommon
    Guess that explains that lone AFKer last night. Twas a shame. He had some good gear.
  • ZadawnZadawn SPosts: 651Member

    I really can't understand these kind of people.

    I also spend A LOT of time in front of the computer,but i also train every day and swim throughout the week.

    I sometimes neglect sports in the weekends but when its close to monday i feel like im going crazy if i do not move my butt.

    .....

    or people who forget to eat or drink....LOL

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  • ZadawnZadawn SPosts: 651Member
    Originally posted by gaugemew

    If I die like this, know I died a very happy man.  There are worse ways to go out.

    Nope,you won't.

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  • sonoggisonoggi tdot, ONPosts: 1,119Member
    Originally posted by aejorii
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    well, technically it very much does. sitting for prolonged periods of time causes blood stasis. not sleeping causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic activity, which increase blood pressure. assuming he did not drink enough, or drank Redbull/caffeine, this caused dehydration and further sympathetic firing. so we're talking increased blood viscosity/clotting, increased work on the heart, increased blood pressure - the perfect recipe for a heart attack, even in semi-healthy individuals. most likely, the caffeine and blood stasis did him in the most.

    while D3 didnt physically reach out and clot his blood, D3 was the drug that caused him to sit there and die.

    I guess all those fat people can sue mcdonalds now for making them fat.

     

    He's a grown ass man and made the choice to sit there.

    and fat people do sue McDonalds.

  • Bama1267Bama1267 Waterloo, NYPosts: 1,847Member
    Originally posted by gaugemew

    If I die like this, know I died a very happy man.  There are worse ways to go out.

    Personally , If I die ... I hope it's a) natural causes b) something worth dieing for . Definitely not because I was a gd idiot playing a game with no common sense to sleep, drink and eat. Im sure my family would be proud of me , If I die over a fckn game.

  • ukforzeukforze LiverpoolPosts: 331Member

    Well as many ppl have said there worse ways to go out, plus how many ppl have died watching

    TV exercising etc...

     

    When i was playing SWG (pre-cu) i used to do 44-50hr sessions most weekends for about

    1-2yrs!!! never did me any harm!!!

     

    The point is, when you hear of these rare cases ppl always blame the game!? obviously these

    ppl have health issues!

     

    im not the only person who has played games for stupid lengths of time without sleep & we

    haven't died... ppl to quick to blame the game... he made his chioce Blizzard didn't tie him up

    & force him to play for 72hrs

     

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    everything & screwing things up due to the odd case like this, it wont be long before

    they time lock your game or net connection... the big brother control state is coming...

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  • EladiEladi ArnhemPosts: 1,100Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by aejorii
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    well, technically it very much does. sitting for prolonged periods of time causes blood stasis. not sleeping causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic activity, which increase blood pressure. assuming he did not drink enough, or drank Redbull/caffeine, this caused dehydration and further sympathetic firing. so we're talking increased blood viscosity/clotting, increased work on the heart, increased blood pressure - the perfect recipe for a heart attack, even in semi-healthy individuals. most likely, the caffeine and blood stasis did him in the most.

    while D3 didnt physically reach out and clot his blood, D3 was the drug that caused him to sit there and die.

    I guess all those fat people can sue mcdonalds now for making them fat.

     

    He's a grown ass man and made the choice to sit there.

    Just like how drug users do it themselfs, how alcohol users do it themselfs.. gaming is adicting, and it can cause death in extreme cases.

    -I- am adicted to online interaction and gaming, -I- had a hearth infarct  on 13  february this year,  at that time I already was seeking help and still am in the long slow process of it, however I do sport these days and game far far less then I used to.

    point is, gaming can be dangerus and like every type of substance or behavior we use to supress reallive it can get out of controll were the game(s) dictate youre live and you as a person have no choise in the matter anymore, you need someone to drag youre ass away from the game in order to break the circle (or end up in hospital like i had)

    Untill developers start adding more time controll limets these cases will come up from time to time and these are just the known media covered cases. as whit mine ,there are far far more people adicted to gaming and online interaction then we dare to admit. 

    so for youre own sake, stop pretending its the peoples own faulth and admit that these kind of uncontrollable adictions that causes deaths exisist , it might save youre live one day since admiting that a problem might exsiste is the first step to solving it.

     

    ps: i was a very very healthy 34 year old,  health issue's are not the cause of these common hearth attacks/infarts.

    basicly anyone who sits longer then 4 hours whitout moving gets a dice roll ,do this often and you get two dice rolls , if you roll a 6 youre dead.. tempt fate or get of the chair for 15 min.. that is a choice..when not adicted yet ;)

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon

    Not to sound like a dick, but who cares? Game didn't hold him at a gunpoint and threated him to play it for X number of hours. Blaming games for someone's addictive nature or lack of willpower never gets old.

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  • i_own_ui_own_u Posts: 312Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    Of course "Man dies of heartattack" is hardly news wrothy, and definately not going to get more hits on your website.  Journalistic integrity is actually an oxymoron.

    well i think video game addiction deserves more public awareness and exposure, like drinking, smoking, enjoying cocaine, etc. it's a social problem like any other.

    I do not believe there is any such thing as "video game addiction." An addiction as defined by dictionary.com is "the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma."

    I do not believe that any individual will suffer severe trauma if brought away from a video game. Narcotics create a physical need in your bodily system that you physically cannot live without.

    There is a problem with people becoming obsessed with video games. but I believe that you cannot say video games have the same pull physically as lets say, cigarettes.

  • xeniarxeniar Posts: 805Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eladi
    Originally posted by aejorii
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    well, technically it very much does. sitting for prolonged periods of time causes blood stasis. not sleeping causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic activity, which increase blood pressure. assuming he did not drink enough, or drank Redbull/caffeine, this caused dehydration and further sympathetic firing. so we're talking increased blood viscosity/clotting, increased work on the heart, increased blood pressure - the perfect recipe for a heart attack, even in semi-healthy individuals. most likely, the caffeine and blood stasis did him in the most.

    while D3 didnt physically reach out and clot his blood, D3 was the drug that caused him to sit there and die.

    I guess all those fat people can sue mcdonalds now for making them fat.

     

    He's a grown ass man and made the choice to sit there.

    Just like how drug users do it themselfs, how alcohol users do it themselfs.. gaming is adicting, and it can cause death in extreme cases.

    -I- am adicted to online interaction and gaming, -I- had a hearth infarct  on 13  february this year,  at that time I already was seeking help and still am in the long slow process of it, however I do sport these days and game far far less then I used to.

    point is, gaming can be dangerus and like every type of substance or behavior we use to supress reallive it can get out of controll were the game(s) dictate youre live and you as a person have no choise in the matter anymore, you need someone to drag youre ass away from the game in order to break the circle (or end up in hospital like i had)

    Untill developers start adding more time controll limets these cases will come up from time to time and these are just the known media covered cases. as whit mine ,there are far far more people adicted to gaming and online interaction then we dare to admit. 

    so for youre own sake, stop pretending its the peoples own faulth and admit that these kind of uncontrollable adictions that causes deaths exisist , it might save youre live one day since admiting that a problem might exsiste is the first step to solving it.

     

    ps: i was a very very healthy 34 year old,  health issue's are not the cause of these common hearth attacks/infarts.

    basicly anyone who sits longer then 4 hours whitout moving gets a dice roll ,do this often and you get two dice rolls , if you roll a 6 youre dead.. tempt fate or get of the chair for 15 min.. that is a choice..when not adicted yet ;)

     You talk about addiction.

    whil a long gaming session does not mean your addicted.

    i used to do long gaming sessions tons of times. heck when a new wow expanion cam out there went 3 days of almost non stop gaming,

    I for one take care of myself tho. i would get food and drinks. when i started feeling my tummy.

    There is no addiction in a long gaming sessions. i do a long gaming session because i want too not because im addicted. That guy probaply did asswell. And he made a choise not to exercise despite his illness.

    please go bring your addiction crap somewhere else because thats hardly the case

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    Of course "Man dies of heartattack" is hardly news wrothy, and definately not going to get more hits on your website.  Journalistic integrity is actually an oxymoron.

    well i think video game addiction deserves more public awareness and exposure, like drinking, smoking, enjoying cocaine, etc. it's a social problem like any other.

     Erm.......no, I gotta disagree.

    Alocohol, cigarettes and cocaine all have something in common.  They are all psychoactive substances with KNOWN and PROVEN addictive properties.

    Video gaming is erm...not.  It's a recreational activity like any other.  Can some people play video games to the point of detriment?  Of course...but they could also do this with any recreational activity like sports, TV, reading books, walking around the mall, collecting things, hanging out with their friends...

    Why don't we see stories about a guy who was "addicted" to football dying from a heart attack because he trained too hard?  I'm sure it has happened...and probably multiple times.  Heck, I heard from a coworker that some kid got their neck broken at a high school football game and it probably didn't even make the city paper.

    I'm going to be honest here...I don't think you can get "addicted" to video games (specifically) in the same way you can be addicted to drugs. 

    But I DO think people can be addicted to "escapism" in general and basically not wanting to face their real life.  They can pick a specific kind of escapism to be addicted to (like video games), but that doesn't mean there is any "magical" property of video games that make them "addictive" like drugs are.

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  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    Of course "Man dies of heartattack" is hardly news wrothy, and definately not going to get more hits on your website.  Journalistic integrity is actually an oxymoron.

    well i think video game addiction deserves more public awareness and exposure, like drinking, smoking, enjoying cocaine, etc. it's a social problem like any other.

     Give me a break.  You can be addicted to anything, it's a part of being human; just like making big issues out of things that don't require that much attention.

    I have a porn addiction and it's causeing some excessive skin chaffing.  Perhaps you could be sympathetic enough to start a charity to get me some help?

  • Bama1267Bama1267 Waterloo, NYPosts: 1,847Member
    Originally posted by Eladi
    Originally posted by aejorii
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by xeniar

    He had an illness,

    he died from his illness and his own choise to not exercise despite his ilness,

    nothing to do with diablo 3 or any gaming in general

    well, technically it very much does. sitting for prolonged periods of time causes blood stasis. not sleeping causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic activity, which increase blood pressure. assuming he did not drink enough, or drank Redbull/caffeine, this caused dehydration and further sympathetic firing. so we're talking increased blood viscosity/clotting, increased work on the heart, increased blood pressure - the perfect recipe for a heart attack, even in semi-healthy individuals. most likely, the caffeine and blood stasis did him in the most.

    while D3 didnt physically reach out and clot his blood, D3 was the drug that caused him to sit there and die.

    I guess all those fat people can sue mcdonalds now for making them fat.

     

    He's a grown ass man and made the choice to sit there.

    Just like how drug users do it themselfs, how alcohol users do it themselfs.. gaming is adicting, and it can cause death in extreme cases.

    -I- am adicted to online interaction and gaming, -I- had a hearth infarct  on 13  february this year,  at that time I already was seeking help and still am in the long slow process of it, however I do sport these days and game far far less then I used to.

    point is, gaming can be dangerus and like every type of substance or behavior we use to supress reallive it can get out of controll were the game(s) dictate youre live and you as a person have no choise in the matter anymore, you need someone to drag youre ass away from the game in order to break the circle (or end up in hospital like i had)

    Untill developers start adding more time controll limets these cases will come up from time to time and these are just the known media covered cases. as whit mine ,there are far far more people adicted to gaming and online interaction then we dare to admit. 

    so for youre own sake, stop pretending its the peoples own faulth and admit that these kind of uncontrollable adictions that causes deaths exisist , it might save youre live one day since admiting that a problem might exsiste is the first step to solving it.

     

    ps: i was a very very healthy 34 year old,  health issue's are not the cause of these common hearth attacks/infarts.

    basicly anyone who sits longer then 4 hours whitout moving gets a dice roll ,do this often and you get two dice rolls , if you roll a 6 youre dead.. tempt fate or get of the chair for 15 min.. that is a choice..when not adicted yet ;)

    Its more of a lazy, irresponsible, cop out IMO rather than an addiction. "Sorry teach ...didn't do my homework, Im addicted to sitting around watching tv and doing nothing all day"

  • SorrowSorrow St Pete, FLPosts: 1,195Member
    Originally posted by i_own_u
    Originally posted by sonoggi
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    Of course "Man dies of heartattack" is hardly news wrothy, and definately not going to get more hits on your website.  Journalistic integrity is actually an oxymoron.

    well i think video game addiction deserves more public awareness and exposure, like drinking, smoking, enjoying cocaine, etc. it's a social problem like any other.

    I do not believe there is any such thing as "video game addiction." An addiction as defined by dictionary.com is "the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma."

    I do not believe that any individual will suffer severe trauma if brought away from a video game. Narcotics create a physical need in your bodily system that you physically cannot live without.

    There is a problem with people becoming obsessed with video games. but I believe that you cannot say video games have the same pull physically as lets say, cigarettes.

    Actually you are 100% wrong even as far back as the 80's game designers admitted studies were conducted to find the right combo of lights and sounds to produce an endorphin release in players. Since then tons of scientific studies have been conducted and have determined video games CAN be just as addictive as opiates to many gamers. Video game addiction and withdrawl can be a very seious condition to many people, and is recently recognized by support groups like AA. Video game addiction has even successfully been argued as a disability to Social Security.

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