Man Dies At Door Of Video Game Arcade

A man in west China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region died over the weekend from a 3-day gaming binge.

The unidentified man was apparently frequenting the Happy Sunshine Animation Game arcade for the last three days of his life playing various video games. It appears that as he was entering the arcade on Friday, he just dropped dead at the door.

This incident of course isn't the first time that Chinese gamers have died while on a gaming marathon, but this actually maybe the first time that they did so without being in an internet cafe.

Police are currently unsure of what the exact causes of death are but the owner of the arcade who refused to provide his name said that the man doesn't seem to have eaten very well.

Local reporters however provide a different take on this story. Local reporters said that through a phone call with another manager of the arcade that the man was only inside to escape the rain and had died because he fell on his way outside.

"The deceased showed signs of extreme fatigue, his lower limbs were swollen," said local emts at the scene. "That and the recent hot temperature could have lead to sudden death, we also understand that he isn't a local".

乌鲁木齐市一男子连玩三天 猝死电玩城 [Tencent]


    This sort of thing always makes me sad and hearing that a potential gamer has disappeared is tragic, but...

    "Happy Sunshine Animation Game" arcade

    I kinda just fell in love with that ridiculous name

    Wow ... that sucks. I don't mean this disrespectfully but hey, he died gaming.

    I can understand dying in an internet cafe because it's charged by time and is fairly cheap ($1 an hour in Korea = $72 to die after a 3 day binge) but an arcade? Even if it's 25c a 3-4 minute pop, that's a fortune for 3 days of play.

    Would be awesome if he knew he was going to die.
    Just wanted to spend his last 3 days playing vedyah ghems.

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