When somebody dies in a game, they don't get K.O'ed in real life. Sadly, for yet another hardcore gamer in Asia, his 3 day online gaming binge lead to his death. No health potions or restarts can help him now.

The 32-year old man who was known only by his surname, Hsieh, was found face down in front of his computer at an internet cafe in Greater Kaohsiung, Taiwan at 10:18 a.m. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead.


According to reports, his body was already beginning to undergo rigor mortis so he must have already been dead for a few hours before staff at the internet cafe discovered his body.

Hsieh was apparently unemployed and his only solace came from playing games at the cafe. His family told reporters that it was not uncommon for him to go on gaming sprees for days on end.

Hunei Police Precinct chief Weng Chun-neng said that Hsieh's death was due to cardiac arrest. The cold temperatures plus lack of movements and over exhaustion from playing for so many hours non-stop were contributing factors to his "sudden death" from gaming.

"We advise people to get up and move around after every two hours of computer gaming. More patrols will be conducted to remind residents about the dangers of prolonged sitting and game-playing," Weng said.

Hsieh is another addition to a string of deaths due to excessive gaming in recent months and the second one out of Taiwan in a month. On New Year 2015, a 38-year old man was found dead at another cafe after 5 straight days of online gaming.

Perhaps even more disturbingly, excessive gaming has become such a norm that when authorities arrived at the cafe where Hsieh was found, other customers were said to have not even batted an eyelash when police began to cordon off the section of the cafe where his body was discovered. And even when they realized that police were investigating the fact that someone had died in their midst, many kept on playing as if nothing was amiss.

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