Now, this is hardcore: Man dies after 49 hours of gaming

Initially an amusing story, something you might consider submitting to the Darwin Awards, the news out of South Korea that a man has died after 49 hours of continuous computer gaming is actually disturbing me now. With the popularity of computer games on the rise in general, and the release of certain games, such as Madden 2006, greeted with the same hoopla as feature film releases, how long is it until we see a similar story unfolding here in America?

Seriously, I understand gaming without sleep, as I’ve done it on a number of occasions, but gaming without food, without bathroom breaks, and gaming so often that you lose your job, and now your life—that, I have a hard time comprehending.