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Man Dies After Gaming Binge

Posted Sep 19, 2007 by Keith Cross

Man Dies After Gaming Binge

Reuters is reporting that a man in China has dropped dead in an internet cafe after a 3 day online gaming binge, although the names of the games he was playing were not released.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man dropped dead after playing Internet games for three consecutive days, state media said on Monday as China seeks to wean Internet addicts offline.

The man from the southern boomtown of Guangzhou, aged about 30, died on Saturday after being rushed to the hospital from the Internet cafe, local authorities were quoted by the Beijing News as saying.

"Police have ruled out the possibility of suicide," the newspaper said, adding that exhaustion was the most likely cause of death. It did not say what game he was playing. 

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