It almost sounds funny till one realises that it’s no joke, it’s real. While the game in question has not been identified, I can recall at least 2 incidents in recent years where gaming lead to deaths:
- A young man committed suicide when he was robbed of his EverQuest belongings
- Another young man died after a non-stop Diablo 2 marathon
(I’ll try to find the actual news postings and link them here. )
Just a reminder of how powerfully addictive online gaming can be, and how dire the consequences it can have on the real world.