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Monday, 01 August 2011 18:14

Gamer died after playing games for too long

Written by Nick Farell
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Played for 12 hours without moving
A man whose son died after playing computer games is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use.

Chris Staniforth, 20, who would played his Xbox for up to 12 hours, died in May from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). His dad David believes the condition may have been triggered by long gaming sessions and is caused during long periods of immobility.

The coroner said a clot formed in Chris' left calf before moving to his lungs. Once there, it caused a fatal blockage, known as a pulmonary embolism.

Staniforth said there was no difference between his son sitting at a desk on his Xbox and someone on a long-haul flight. He thinks that sitting still is literally the danger zone and millions of people worldwide are playing these games for hours, and there is a risk.


Nick Farell

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+3 #1 Warhead 2011-08-01 18:36
Very unlikely..this is just an excuse to blame games for all the bad things that happens in this world.

In Norway some shops have already stopped selling violent games because of what happened.

Wow, what about stopping showing violent movies on TV??? Not happening....
 
 
+4 #2 123s 2011-08-01 18:43
12h ? Hey, I didnt drop after doing overtime in office for that long, guess I am lucky that they dont have video games there :S
 
 
+7 #3 fuadzilla 2011-08-01 18:43
damn, i should've been dead a few times already...i used to play more than 24 hours sometimes. but seriously, prevention is better than cure. although not like there's anything to cure after i'm dead... :sad:
 
 
+11 #4 Haberlandt 2011-08-01 19:18
Quote:
A man whose son died after playing computer games is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use.

Chris Staniforth, 20, who would played his Xbox for up to 12 hours
Computer games or Xbox games?

Btw, if you let your son play games for 12 hours you're a bad parent.
 
 
0 #5 Sodomy 2011-08-01 19:26
no simpathy from me... 12 hours, seriously... I know the darwin award might sound like it is a good award to get... seriously how can you do that? he must have worn a diaper or somthing.
 
 
+1 #6 123s 2011-08-01 19:56
Quoting Haberlandt:
Quote:
A man whose son died after playing computer games is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use.

Chris Staniforth, 20, who would played his Xbox for up to 12 hours
Computer games or Xbox games?

Btw, if you let your son play games for 12 hours you're a bad parent.
This guy was 20, so you really cant blame the parent because he´s responsible for his actions. Though daddy thinks its the evil games but why giving people like that a platform by posting dis news anyway ?
 
 
+2 #7 NickThePrick 2011-08-01 20:23
Yea no shit. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just always blame someone or something for our own stupidity.
Not to be a cold harted douche, but if he plays his xbox for 12 hours without moving, then he pretty much got what he deserves.....
 
 
0 #8 FlOw 2011-08-01 20:30
Quote:
He thinks that sitting still is literally the danger zone and millions of people worldwide are playing these games for hours, and there is a risk.


Danger zone?
DANGER ZONE?
http://youtu.be/V8rZWw9HE7o?t=56s
 
 
+3 #9 Exodite 2011-08-01 21:34
By the reasoning used here we should probably ban sleeping because it involves being mostly immobile for a full third of our lives.
 
 
+7 #10 dicobalt 2011-08-01 22:41
Reminds me of working in a call center where I was chained to the computer.

*popup window*
*click button*
type
*popup window*
*click button*
*popup window*
*click button*
*popup window*
*click button*
type
*popup window*
*click ok*
*scroll*
*scroll*
*click ok*

etc etc... for 12 hours in a broken office chair on a 15" CRT running at 800x600 flickering at 60Hz.
 

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