Gamer Dies In Internet Cafe After Marathon WoW Session, Body Ignored By Fellow Gamers For Hours

You have to sort of admire someone who checks out doing what they love, but this is certainly not how I want to die…

A 23-year-old man died in an Internet cafe in New Taipei City (新北市) after 10 straight hours of gaming on Tuesday and police said yesterday they were shocked to find complete disinterest from the other gamers in the cafe during their investigation.

According to police, Chen Jung-yu (陳榮宥), who worked at Northern Taoyuan Cable TV as an engineer, had paid for 23 hours at a New Taipei City Internet cafe at 10pm on Tuesday to play World of Warcraft, but died 10 hours later.

About 10 other players were in the cafe, but said they only knew something had happened after the police started cordoning off the area for forensic sweeps, but to the police officers’ surprise, most either stayed in front of their computers and kept on gaming or took little interest.

This reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw on an El Camino recently: “I’d rather die 69ing.” Seconded.

(HT: Hypervocal)