You've Gotta Take Breaks!: 18-Year Old Dies After Playing Diablo III For 40 Hours Straight With No Food Or Rest

July 18, 2012


An 18-year old in Taiwan passed away after playing Diablo III for 40 hours straight with no food or rest (just like the title says!). That is just too long. You should take a break at LEAST every 20 hours. You don't jump off the high-dive right after pounding a hotdog, do you? Because I have. I cramped up and sunk like a rock and then a boy lifeguard had to kiss me on the mouth!

The Taiwanese teen booked himself into a private room in an internet cafe at lunchtime on Friday, according to reports.

He was left to play until Sunday morning, when a member of staff came to check on him and found him resting on the table.

Chuang then woke up, took a few steps and collapsed.

He was rushed to hospital, but died shortly after his arrival.

Obviously, this is sad news. But gaming, like burying your face in a women's breasts and pretending you're a kid again, is an addiction. Except gaming can actually kill you. Motorboating will like, only make you pass out at the very worst. Rest in peace, bro.

Thanks to Victor and Tamara, who love sleep waaaaaay too much to die playing video games. SAME.

  • Akagi_Shigeru

    Actually I read a story last year about a guy that was smothered to death by a hooker's massive tits. So yeah, that can kill you too.

  • Diago

    this sounds like a story i heard a few years ago about a kid in (japan? i think) who died playing Final Fantasy Online for like a week strait

  • Raphael Matibag

    did he dropped any rares?

  • Guest

    How can anyone spend nearly two days glued to the screen without any rest or food?! There must be more to the story since he would of crashed after the first 9 hours.

  • Al Lo

    The wording of this looks exactly the same as another Taiwanese dude dying in a netcafe one after playing Wow when it first came out...

  • I'm pretty sure there's more to his death than just 40 hours without no food or rest. That just doesn't kill the average human, I'm sorry.

  • James McDole

    Actually it can! When you sit for a very long time your legs can pool with blood. Once he got up (I'm sure he was numb in his legs) blood flow can resume normally. Blood clots can form in your legs from sitting too long. Once that blood clot is freed, it can go to your brain and kill you!

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    40 hours without pooping

  • Lee

    Asians falling to video games..
    Caucasians falling to obesity...

    I dunno about you but I somehow I find this humorous how human nature makes us binge on one thing and brings us to our knees.

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  • Ed

    40 hours is weak. I could have made it at least 48; AND SURVIVED!

  • painweaver

    He could have at least died playing a good game, and not an overhyped turd.

  • Ragnogroth

    Why is it always asians who experiences fatalities while gaming? Do you guys remember the couple who "forgot" their baby that starved to death? Yes, also asians.

  • or how about the people that sold their children in order to keep playing games at the cafe??

  • luxlucetintenebris

    I've got sucked into games before but I always remember to eat! Seems a bit weird though, even if he didn't eat/sleep that's no reason to go and die!

  • $18922249

    Good ruck my rittre fliend!

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    This is NOT how you gold farm.

  • Bubbubsky

    If you're gonna die from playing a game, at least make it one that's not as overrated and hugely disappointing as Diablo III. Screw Blizzard for their customer-hating ways (especially since Activision took over).

  • Yeah, let's interject something that has nothing to do with the article!

  • Bubbubsky

    Um....I'm pretty sure the article was about Diablo III in some form or fashion.

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