Woman, 20, games for 40 hours and nearly dies

As it turns out, Mum was right: we should take a break from games and walk around.

A 20-year-old Chinese woman almost died of deep vein thrombosis after a mammoth 40 hour gaming marathon, as a result of sitting still for an extended period.

Kotaku reports that the avid gamer was taken to hospital after complaining of leg soreness, where she underwent surgery.

DVT causes blood to clot in the deep vein of the leg, causing pain. It can become lethal if part of the clot breaks off, travels through the blood stream and blocks vital organs such as the heart of lungs.

Nicknamed "Traveler’s Thrombosis" it's normally associated with long-haul flights.

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Makra
Makra K:25427 30/04/2013
Aww wanted to know what game she played for that long! WoW? SC2? LoL?
Tyrus
Tyrus K:58396 30/04/2013
Just... why? Why play that much? Such an unnecessary trial.
Makra
Makra K:25427 30/04/2013
Wow, just read the Kotaku article and it is horribly written. [sick]
Loupek
Loupek K:15294 30/04/2013
Meh, not the first, won't be the last
Guyver
Guyver K:438262 30/04/2013

Makra said: Aww wanted to know what game she played for that long! WoW? SC2? LoL?




It's got to be one of those addict games for sure.
KeyDriell
KeyDriell K:2265 30/04/2013
How can people sit so still for that long. I have to move my legs or stretch them at least every hour, much longer than that and i just become too restless and go check if the fridge has magically refilled with food.
mordillo
mordillo K:12962 30/04/2013
She's an idiot.
MoeMan
MoeMan K:55547 30/04/2013
wonder what she played!
coconut1z
coconut1z K:694 30/04/2013
What keyboard is in that picture? Probably LoL yeah
PS3sR2Dear
PS3sR2Dear K:665 30/04/2013
40hrs meh, get a more comfortable chair.
Leasha
Leasha K:96484 30/04/2013
How did she not need to get up and pee?

I get up to pee like every hour..
Aeschylus
Aeschylus K:4821 01/05/2013
Weak, went 3 days then blacked out... damn korean/chinese people dieing gives everyone a bad name.
mikepatton
mikepatton K:136 01/05/2013
Wow, those whacky Chinese really get into their games, huh? Have there been any deaths attributed to marathon gaming sessions outside of Asian countries? With the exception of "Bezerk", of course.
Pact
Pact K:21927 01/05/2013

Makra said: Aww wanted to know what game she played for that long! WoW? SC2? LoL?



Farmville 2 in 3D!
MCpreditor
MCpreditor K:547 01/05/2013
Oh lol, just read the summary and thought, Chinese.

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