Death by Diablo


A Taiwanese man, age 18, reportedly died after playing Diablo III for two days without food or sleep. He had rented a private room at an Internet cafe on Friday at lunch. On Sunday, an employee found him asleep. He briefly woke up and then collapsed. From CVG:

Blizzard released a statement following Chuang's death:

"We're saddened to hear this news, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We don't feel it would be appropriate for us to comment further without knowing all of the circumstances involved.

"While we recognize that it's ultimately up to each individual or their parent or guardian to determine playing habits, we feel that moderation is clearly important, and that a person's day-to-day life should take precedence over any form of entertainment."

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