Kid collapses after Modern Warfare Marathon

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Videogames are evil, and will ruin your life. This is fact. They’ve just gone and completely ruined the life of a teenage boy – who’s collapsed after the simple act of playing a videogame, for as short a period as four days straight.

Columbus teen Tyler Rigby was hospitalised for dehydration after having played Modern Warfare 3 for four days straight.

“It’s like he was looking at me but he wasn’t there. It was like he was looking through me,” Tyler’s aunt, Jennifer Thompson, said to reporters. “We were talking and I heard a thump and I looked over and he just fell.”

According to the boy’s mother, he played the game for four days, taking breaks only to use the bathroom or have a snack.

“I was very scared. I thought he was going to die,” Rawlins said. “He just fell over three times.”

The teen’s going to be just fine, physically – but he’s probably going to cry when he realises he no longer has an Xbox. “The Xbox is gone,” his mother confirmed, because the console and the video game – the devil’s tools – were obviously at fault here, and not piss-poor parenting in the first place.

Last Updated: August 10, 2012

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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