Chinese gamer dies after three-day online marathon
- — 18 September, 2007 08:19
Chinese officials reported on Monday that a man died after a three-day gaming binge in a southern Chinese internet cafe.
The man, estimated to be 30 years old, suddenly collapsed in front of his computer before emergency personnel could revive him, the Beijing News reported.
"According to preliminary findings, the length of time this man spent online might have triggered heart problems," the paper said without divulging the decease's name or game he was playing.
Amid increasing concerns of Internet addiction., China's government implemented a "game fatigue system" in April that docks gamers under the age of 18 who remain online for longer than three hours per session.