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access_time July 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM in PC/Mac by Ramon Aranda

Man Dies After 40-Hour Diablo III Marathon

The Australian AP (via Gamespot) is reporting that a Taiwanese man collapsed and died this past weekend after playing 40 consecutive hours of Diablo III without eating.

We know Diablo III is fun but no food, and all play? Unreal!

The report says that the 18-year old checked into an Internet cafe in Taiwan on Friday and went on the Diablo III binge like there was no tomorrow.  The man later collapsed and then died at the hospital.

For those who are saying to themselves, “wait, hasn’t this happened before in those neck of the woods?”  The short answer is, yes.

In light of the situation, Blizzard released the following statement:

“We’re saddened to hear this news, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We don’t feel it would be appropriate for us to comment further without knowing all of the circumstances involved.

“While we recognize that it’s ultimately up to each individual or their parent or guardian to determine playing habits, we feel that moderation is clearly important, and that a person’s day-to-day life should take precedence over any form of entertainment.”


The moral of the story?  Be sure to eat, no matter how much you enjoy a game.


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