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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.

source: 1UP.com

Last Updated: November 18, 2008

12 Comments

  1. Where was his folks?
    Blizzard should have a parental timer build into WOW, like the 360 does.

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  2. Paradox

    November 18, 2008 at 11:13

    27 Hours 😯

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  3. Crud

    November 18, 2008 at 11:25

    i’ve done that and i’m still fine…think it was a bit more that 27 hours but anyway…was baldurs gate 2. sweeds are weak πŸ˜€

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  4. Shodan

    November 18, 2008 at 11:32

    I remember that night/day/night πŸ™‚

    Look the sun is gone… 12 hours later sun is back… 12 hours later sun is gone again.. I miss those days where we could play ps2 games for hours and hours on end πŸ™‚

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  5. V@mp

    November 18, 2008 at 11:34

    Wow,normally I get a head-ache or need a trip to the
    kitchen or the toilet,before the seizures set in.
    Now that’s dedication for you πŸ˜›

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  6. V@mp

    November 18, 2008 at 11:37

    p.s. Reminds me of the World of Warcraft Southpark
    episode πŸ™‚

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  7. Torchedqwe

    November 18, 2008 at 12:04

    It does πŸ˜›

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  8. ferver

    November 18, 2008 at 12:28

    loool, great episode!

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  9. Bboy

    November 18, 2008 at 12:54

    LOL, “how do you kill that which has no life?”

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  10. Swedish Boys dad

    November 18, 2008 at 13:47

    Im not an r tard

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  11. koldFU5iON

    November 18, 2008 at 15:02

    dude it’s spelt /r/-tard

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  12. Inferno888

    November 19, 2008 at 09:08

    It’s not the game that that get’s a bad name in a case like this, it’s the kids’s parents. It’s not like the kid suddenly went into a trance, took a sword to school and started slashing…!!!…

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