Videogames get a bad rap because of yet another idiot

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I don’t really know what to say about stories like this anymore…

You would think that somewhere deep down inside the mind of gamers, a small bit of logic would kick in and tell you that playing a game for 27 hours solid is probably not very good for your health.

This unfortunately was not the case with 15 year Swedish old World of Warcraft player who was keen to give his new “Wrath of the Lich King” expansion a good go when his body decided to have epileptic seizures instead.

I found it quite funny to read that “Understandably, the boy’s father plans to place limits on the amount of time his son can play videogames after he makes a full recovery.”

Did it have to come to seizures for the parent to realise that letting a 15 year old play for 27 hours was a really bad idea? Nice job parent and now videogames are going to take the fall for it, not you.


Last Updated: November 18, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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