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Chinese Gamer Almost Dies After Gaming Marathon

Long gaming sessions are excruciatingly hard and tiring. They often require a superhuman constitution to endure, but all that stress can lead to terrible things. One gamer in Fuzhou, China, had a gaming marathon during the Chinese New Year and is now in the hospital.

Xu Yi, 36, spent the better part of his week-long holiday playing video games. According to the Straits Times, Xu’s family said that he would game all night, sleep all day, and when he woke up in the evening he would go out drinking with his friends before going back to his games. They said Xu didn’t exactly love exercise, but he was always in fairly good health — but after his prolonged gaming session, Xu suddenly started complaining about dizziness and a headache.

Xu had suffered a minor stroke. Luckily he was at home with his family, and he was aware that something was wrong. Xu went to the hospital, where doctors took images of his brain and found that he had developed several cerebral haemorrhages. Since the problem was caught early, the doctors were able to help him. Supposedly Xu should be able to go back to his gaming habits within a month’s time.

We’ve reported on many Chinese gamers who’ve died while on their quest to game, and it’s always a terrible thing — so I must once again implore our readers: Have fun, but please take rests in between long sessions so you don’t overexert yourself.

小伙放假通宵网游突发脑溢血 送医抢救生命垂危 [Tencent]