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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by kserg, Aug 10, 2005.
Oh and some dude died...
This isn't the first time. When I was over there they had a channel virtually dedicated to Starcraft. Guys playing for that many hours in internet cafes is pretty normal among the more geekier parts of society.
do they have endoresement deals with shoe companies?
shoes...for sitting down?
Some dude killed himself (United States) over EverQuest. The MMORPG...
When I was teaching in China many of my students would do an all-night deal at the net cafes where they would pay 10 yuan and basically get locked in the place and play games all night. I'm sure some of them probably stayed through the next day. I don't know that they would stay in the place ALL weekend but it wouldn't surprise me. They were some counterstrike playin' mothers.
We used to do role playing at work. It sucked, but I didn't know it could kill you.
I like to do the role playing as the role of the customer against my boss. I always screw him over. Sadly he rarely picks me anymore.
These games should be outlawed! They are clearly too dangerous to be allowed into the hand of anyone, ever!
/sarcasam off...its only 4:30, I can grind another level on WoW before bed...
psh warkraft n' starkraft r 4 n00bz. cs;sourze yo! FPS!
My mom and I used to be hardcore Everquesters. In addition to leveling our own characters and earning gear, we also spent more money on Ebay'ed items than I did on my car (I would guess $20,000 but my mom handled all the Ebaying). She could run two characters at once on two seperate computers and I could run five characters at once spread over two computers. We were insane, and yeah, I did marathon sessions like the one described above. I eventually got bored of it and I quit a few years ago.
Anyone here ever play on the Nameless server? If so you probably hated us My mom plays WoW now, but I think she's gone 'legit.'
About once a month I attend a LAN party somewhere... and it usually lasts about 72 hours. The ones that are sponsored I can win cash at, or my team can, whichever. I don't mind, it's fun playing games for that long, and trying not to go psycho after being up for so long. I think it's taking a toll mostly on my bladder though... start a new game and have to "hold it" for 7 or 8 hours... not healthy. But, the doc says I'm in fine shape.
There are a lot of lan centers in the U.S. that do the same thing. I'm fairly guilty of doing all-nighters of counterstrike too
Some of the more hardcore LAN nerds I know actually bought a bottle designed for LAN users...basically you pee through a tube very discreetly whilst playing.
They didn't make this either, there is actually some company that makes these. You might want to check that out.
I actually was HUGE playing Dark Age of Camelot, and actually started a fairly respectable clan with a few work people, then friends, and I got out shortly before the tshirt orders came in. WOW, we had shirts made with cape outlines on the back and our guild crest. That was loserish.
Other than that, I was big on Counterstrike. But had to stop when my wrists went kaput.
I love how everquest gets mentioned in that article when it had virtually nothing to do with the actual situation. Ten years from now it will still be mentioned when some dude dies playing halo 18 for 82 hours straight.
If it wasn't Starcraft for this guy it would have been drugs, alcohol or a myriad of other addictions. When was the last time you read about a guy who died because of a 50 hour drunken bender? I'm sure that happens way more often.
I must apologize, as an avid gamer these kind of stories really tend to irk me off. I guess since it's such a new phenomenon the media chomps at the bit to get some interesting news out.
u gotz skillz 4 pl4y1ng t3h 4w3som3 g4mez... u r no n00b, u r t3h pro!
Hehe, that made me laugh. Seriously though, I'm not affilated with them in anyway, but they're worth checking out when you have a bit of spare time.
Seriously? That game was addictive... Seriously addictive... *must resist urge...* GAH!
Is Starcraft still that big? IIRC, it's from 1998... yeah, it's a good one, one of my all-time favourites, but it still struck me as strange that
1. he would be playing a game so old
2. it's no mmorpg, but rts...