Xbox addict dies from deep vein thrombosis

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  1. Inikalord

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    In before the Wii crowd uses this incident to prove their console's superiority.
     
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    Should have got a Wi---dammit.

    Edit: Should have gotten Playstation Move.
     
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    XBOX Kinect for the bloodclot....... I mean win

    New releases are now packaged with heparin
     
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    Tough break for that guy and his family.

    As a sufferer of a deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in the past, I feel a bit creeped out that someone actually died from it. There are plenty of warning signs that are pretty hard to ignore.

    Also, just so people are aware, there are blood disorders that make blood clots much more likely to form. I have one such disorder - it was cool practically watching my blood clot from cuts (always hoped I healed like Wolverine). But the negative aspect of that is clots form in extremities much quicker too. Luckily its helped by one simple pill a day for the rest of my life.
     
  6. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    It's ok to hit pause and walk away every now and then, geez.
     
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    It's things like this that make me wonder how people can stand 12 hours let alone 3 hours of videogames.
     
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    It's a shame the report focus on the "Xbox addict" angle.
     
  9. The Dark Seeker

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    So....they're going to blame his death on a gaming console, when the actual killer was a medical condition that coincidentally........wait.......this is stupid. Let's just blame everything on something else instead of what really is the cause. Yay us.
     
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    It wasn't just one session of 12 hours, it was multiple. I've done a 14 hour once but it involved getting up to at least get something to drink or use the bathroom.
     
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    Tripredacus, i used to do this too. as a kid anyways. every school break and weekends was just me and my n64 and my ps1 and saturn in the mid to late 90s sitting on my ass playing from dawn till midnight while only getting up to use the bathroom.

    ah memories.

    its sad what happened to this 20 year old. but the pause button exist for a damn good reason.
     
  12. Tripredacus

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    Yes it makes me think there was some underlying condition this person had that led to this besides sitting around all day playing games. So many people do that and don't die from a clot from it. So blaming video games shouldn't be the #1 reason.
     
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    Bloody Nora. I could only go for about 3 hours max.
     
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    Seems to be a bit of a stretch. Or lack of stretching. Who knows.

    In any case, blaming video game addiction is a media attention ploy.
     
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    3 hours would be a long Xbox strech for me. I'm only good for an hour or so. Sux getting older.
     
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    ive sat twelve hours on video games wimp well i do go to the bathroom and eat if i need to so maybe 10 hours
     
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    It *was* the pre-existing condition that killed him and it has nothing to do with video games. He had blood clot problems and if not treated they will kill you eventually. This story has nothing to do with his gaming habits.

    Hell, most consoles nowadays (especially XBox) have parental controls where they can be set to shut down after X amount of time.

    Again, this incident has nothing to do with gaming. This guy could've died in his sleep from the same thing and you'd never hear people blaming sleep. He had a pre-existing medical condition and apparently didn't take care of it.
     
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    Videogames always take the blame from the media, I'm not surprised
     
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    I admire the man's sheer dedication, but that was fucking stupid.
     
  20. TFareCool

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    Yeah, that is stupid. I can only play 2 hours or so on multiplayer.

    Good for you? Also, some punctuation would do you wonders. I'm guessing your ~12, but still. Be careful on those games though...
     

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