Cory just sent me this story about a Chinese man who spent all of Lunar New Year holiday playing online… and died from it.
An obese 26-year-old man in northeastern China died after a “marathon” online gaming session over the Lunar New Year holiday, state media said on Wednesday.
The 150-kilogram (330-pound) man from Jinzhou, in Liaoning province, collapsed on Saturday, the last day of the holiday, after spending “almost all” of the seven-day break playing online games, the China Daily said, citing his parents.
China has 137 million internet users, and 20.8 million bloggers. (These seem like respectable sources, but I also saw 5 million and 60 million bloggers… as with most Chinese statistics, the margin of error is +/- 50%)
No word on what game he was playing, but I’m going to have to guess CounterStrike.