See, Video Games Can Be Deadly
from the video-killed-the-game-star dept
The recent Grand Theft Auto furor was but the latest manifestation of activists pointing fingers at video games for corrupting youth and turning them into violent sex-crazed maniacs. Those activists will probably feel vindicated by the news coming out of South Korea that video games "killed" a man there: apparently the guy had been playing online games in a net cafe pretty much non-stop for 50 hours, with breaks only to go to the bathroom and take brief naps, then suffered heart failure caused by exhaustion. $10 says if it happened in the US, somebody would be suing the video game makers for creating games so addictive that somebody would want to play non-stop for 50 hours, rather than questioning the intelligence or sanity of somebody that would want to sit and play games long enough to kill themselves.