Boy Collapses Playing World of Warcraft

Submitted by: MarthFador 8 years ago in
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How many hours straight did it take this kid to keel over? Winner gets a cookie (in their cache).
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Female 251
20 hours?!? I thought addicted to mmorpgs but the longest ive ever played without a break was 4 hours! I don`t have that kind of attention span! D:
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Female 133
I`m slightly addicted to WoW, but playing for over 20 hours straight is over the top.
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Male 1
Shame, he have been dying for wow gold . Maybe he`s tired of his life.
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Male 6
Another victim of World of Warcraft:(
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Male 2,553
lmao calophox
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Female 587
that ad is hilarious
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Female 751
caiophox: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA! yes!
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Male 1,365
20 hours on the internet. There is no love in this kids household.
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Male 557
hey caiophox, that is because NOBODY wants to visit Sweden.
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Female 1,496
The ad is pretty clever.

I heard in Sweden college is free for anyone who would like to go and the work week is 3 days long.

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Male 140
the article is boring but that ad kicks ass
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Male 62
I loved the ad =]
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Male 90
wow!
lets brag about stayin online for ages!
bcos i need to prove to other dratwits how cool i am
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Male 248
only 20......what a wussy.
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Male 9,305
Moderation in all things.
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Male 84
My God, 20 hours? Me and my friend, back when we played wow, had logged over 30 hours before we fell asleep on our respective keyboards.
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Male 8,300
20 hours!??? What poo, I`ve seen some of our female IAB`ers spend twice that on Open Forums...
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Female 444
Alice_x, marijuana is not physically addictive, meaning you won`t get withdrawal symptoms. It could be psychologically addictive, but that`s about it.

SSRIs (think Prozac) are more addictive than pot. Sorry.

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Male 3,619
lol, i read about this days ago. don`t understand why this is world wide news all the sudden. wonder how the kid must be fealing?
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Male 3,296
20 hours??? no stamina
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Male 31
Only 20? psh.. get on a gamer`s level.
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Female 5,139
"Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:48:32 PM
LoofahBoy, Marijuana isn`t an addictive drug."

erm...yes it is.

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Female 5,139
Wow you guys, i feel bad after playing for 7-8 hours straight, no way could i last over 12 D;
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Female 5,139
-facepalm-
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Male 672
"Swedes` virtual church to bring online gamers to Jesus (16 Oct 08)"

That third link made me laff

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Male 426
20 hours is nothing
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Female 69
wow

W.O.W

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Male 1,835
"People bragging about how much they play video games... um.. losers?"
so... you`re on the internet... but you aren`t gaming... what on earth are you doing?
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Female 497
how did i know he was drating swedish!?!
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Male 292
Wow... I was thinking it would be over a hundred hours. But 20? Come on. I used to put in more than 20 hours at a time trying to beat King DeDeDe in Kirby`s Dreamland.
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Female 194
You know what else causes epileptic seisures? F*cking EPILEPSY.
20 hours? Pansy.
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Female 1,566
"People bragging about how much they play video games... um.. losers?"

Wow! You don`t get excited over the joys of marathon-gaming, and so insult people that do. You are SO FREAKIN` COOL!

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Male 66
I remember playing on the N64 with one of my friends, thin the game was Super Smash Bros., for almost 12 or 13 hours straight, NEVER did or will do that again.
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Female 1,004
I lol at the people who brag at how they can play games longer than 20 hours. Bragging over how pathetic you are.
But really....Epileptic seizures? Jeez, kid needs something better to do....
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Male 5,194
VV Yeah, I`ve played for a LOT longer than that! I remember when Pong came out, me and my buddies played it for 1,729 hours straight and didn`t even stop to pee.
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Male 119
Only 20 hours? Lightweight!

I could double that EASY! haha only not on WoW, I have no intention of ever playing that game haha

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Female 95
Parental control is needed. I guess that is the major difference between current generations and generations like my own. My parents would never have allowed that to happen!
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Male 233
I agree with firefliet, it had nothing to do with the video game though. Like first of all, it`s the parents neglecting the kid, like if my kid was on the computer all day then fine. I do that. But if hes not eating or going to sleep at night then drat that, get off the computer and sleep at least 8 hours or something, and you better eat good meals. I hate how they blame the game playing for it. Obviously this kid hasnt eaten or slept well, thats the 100% cause of it, it just happened to be while playing a game. If he did it doing nething else there would be no press about it. drating retards!
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Female 1,231
Who just lets their kid play for twenty hours straight? >.> Unless the parents were out of town or something, I don`t see how the kid got permission to do that in the first place.

Wesnaw... What you`re doing is more than ban-worthy here. I`m sure the mods will get around to it... :D

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Male 807
He didn`t eeven die. What`s the big deal?
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Male 4,680
100% parent`s fault.

Also, enjoy your ban wesnaw56.

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Male 89
how to get banned example 1
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Male 386
"...playing online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft and Counter Strike"

I recently got a Magical Dharab`s Bow+1 in Counter Strike.

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Male 142
Couldn`t his parents just come up and pull the plug? Half of these problems are due to parents.
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Male 322
"his father said he plans on limiting the amount of time his son is allowed to play computer games"

No poo sherlock.

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Male 353
People bragging about how much they play video games... um.. losers?
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Male 118
20!
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Female 317
Whenever something isn`t reality, it is fantasy.
I hope this answers your question.
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Male 614
"She has seen a steady rise in computer game addiction, with most cases stemming from those playing online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft and Counter Strike."

Since when was Counter Strike a fantasy game?

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Female 80
why would his fricken father let him play that long
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Male 90
he shuda died
idiot
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Male 317
My plan is working to eliminate all swedish teenagers from playing WoW, mwuhahahahaha!
}-)

Now all I have to do i-SWE!?!?!?!?11111222!

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Male 1,114
LOL, what a drating pussy, 20 hours is NOTHING.

Before this, the shortest time i`d heard that had caused death was 3 days! And 2 days for anything like collapsing!

I`ve played 14 hours minimum a day for 2 weeks, with about 16 hour average, and 20 hour peak.

This guy`s a drating pussy.

Bet he`s like, level 12.

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Female 26
heh i remember wen i stayed up for about 24 hours of runescape but i passed out on the computer xD
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Male 1,148
Woah... WoW makes you ill?!
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Male 1,232
Wow, I love how the father said he wants to LIMIT the amount of computer games he plays. F**k that, take away his computer, the kid has a seizure.
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Male 175
dude, even *I* cant play wow for 20 hours without having to go to sleep or something, this is kind sad really
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Female 1,070
*sigh* video game addiction

not the first time this has happened, either

crazy WoWheads.

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Male 650
Next challenge: Get divorced over a 60 hour long monopoly game
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Female 15,763
Haha, all the people from Sweden are so full of shame...
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Female 1,984
20 hours is nothing. Pfft.

And I`ve never played WoW or any similar versions.

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Male 1,455
Coming from Sweden myself............

/facepalm

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Male 163
Pansy
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Male 44
On behalf of swedish gamers everywhere, I beg of you to not judge us because of just one weak individual! :P
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Female 81
...wow, I`ve been playing at a PS2 game all day today. xD Now I`m thinking I should stop before I have a seizure...
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Female 15,763
At least now he knows his... addiction?

Good god this game needs a 12 step program.

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Male 61
poopsockers! Goddamn poopsockers!
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Male 59
Christ, 20 hours? Did he use the poopsock?
We, here at the Internet, do not feel pity for your silly seizures and suicides. Your suffering is all for our depraved ammusment... }-) *presses fingertips together*
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Male 196
Hah, you youngsters with your fancy "graphical" games. I used to stay up 40 hrs in a row to play MUDs. Flunking out school, friends and health in the end. Grind by day, raid by night and ultimately keyboardprints in the forehead. But damn, it was FUN!
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Male 2,313
"i played this game to its fullest(3 70`s--one druid with 5 epic sets for each spec) and i never really had any fun at all during the 2 years i wasted on it.."

Clearly you are a master reasoner.

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Female 1,516
20 Hours? That`s nothing. I didn`t so much as use the bathroom until I beat KOTOR. I survived on Mountain Dew and Doritos.
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Female 1,566
Psssh, twenty? I remember when Kingdom Hearts 2 came out. I musta been in my basement straight for the thirty-eight hours it took me to beat it. Container of peanut butter to the left and a bag of bread to the right. That`s how you do it.
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Female 4,376
>from the article, "with most cases stemming from those playing online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft and Counter Strike."
lol since when has counterstrike been an online fantasy game?


I was thinking that same question lol

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Male 132
clearly this guy wasn`t "1337" or something. bloody sweeden.
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Male 132
"game over" treatment center. HA! thats funny twice!
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Male 112
Damn you have to wonder what his parents were thinking though. Allthough 20hours is nothing. Guess they don`t make em like they used to.
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Male 458
20 hours? Weakling....
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Male 633
from the article, "with most cases stemming from those playing online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft and Counter Strike."
lol since when has counterstrike been an online fantasy game?
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Male 211
rjmccrthy
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
8 Posts Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:48:46 PM
Bullsh*t like this gives gamers a bad name. I also saw a another report on that site that says violent games alter children`s heart rate. Just what anti-game people need to be hearing. Yeah doc you know what other media can alter a heart rate? How about movies? How about a really good symphony? How about A F*CKING BOOK?
Sorry. I hate this anti game stuff. Bugs me.

F**k yea man im wit u all the way, i thought this was hilarious by the way

that kid dosent need a doctor he needs a eb games next door so he can play games like a real f**king man!

lol

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Male 778
I think the longest i played a game for was 2 days with a three hour break. Was during break back when I had no job a few years ago- Now, I couldn`t even dream of this between classes and work.

I can`t believe he went down after only 20 hours though- But he did have a seizure which does make sense as fatigue + monitor + seizure potential = ... well a greater chance for a seizure.

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Female 195
@CrakrJak
Oh hell did I used to play Evercrack. I remember playing it for hours on end. Didn`t really know anyone else who played it though, WoW had just become big.

Yeah, Way life is wayyy better IMO.

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Male 17,511
Only 20 hours ? I used to spend 72 hours straight on Everquest. Thankfully I got a life and stopped playing mmorpgs
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Male 3,668
Guess: 50 hours

Wow, I was WAY off.
I liked playing WoW. I started playing around Burning Crusade, but never got BC. My roommate got me into it, and I have a level 31 Troll Mage. Considering I only played for 4 months, I say that`s pretty good.

I quit because it was too much money.

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Female 493
Jeez! What a puss! 20 hours is nothing! I used to stay up for days playing Wolfenstein and Diablo when I was 12-13. I never really got into WOW though.
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Male 2,313
Pansy. I`ve done 20+ hours on WoW. All you need is some good music and a 24 pack of Mountain Dew and you can go all weekend. I used to lose track of days playing Ocarina of Time.
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Male 264
One time, I was playing for hoursss. I had a raging score and my eyes were glued to the screen. I had no idea what time it was. I was just sitting there, playing, when all of a sudden two ghosts trapped me in a corner. I had no where to go. One came at me and that was the end. I will never play pac-man again.
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Male 904
HILARIOUS! wow. 20 hours? i wouldnt make myself stay up that long lol. and convulsions? wow.
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Male 264
The dad is just going to limit the time he plays now?

I would freaking smash the game!

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Male 350
you never had fun playing world of warcraft? hell why did you play it that long? I play since vanilla ( first wow version ) but really started playing when Burning crusade was released so I got me a priest leveled him to 70 which was really fun.. imagine first time of your life getting taken to karazhan ( first level 70 raiding place for 10 people) and you get to lean all the boss tactics and (for me as a healer) keep the group alive while talking over teamspeak.. really great fun! as long as you are not forced to play like when the new expansion came out some guilds on our realm told their players to get the game before release no matter what and they have to reach level 80 in 5 days or they can leave.. just to be the first to clear the first raid.. bullpoo.. here I stand with my lv 75 priest and I didn`t die for not being at the max. level.. what takes the fun out and makes it boring is when you get forced to do stuff.. and for that kid collapsing well.. your problem. not mine
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Female 151
i have a fiery passionate hate for this game.
it ruins lives. its pathetic
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Male 591
This is all ridiculous, its just a time waster, and maybe you hear about 1-2 people every month that have issues with the game, what about the other 11 FREAKING MILLION people that play?

so.. lets see.. math.. hmm

1-2 month (hell ill go 10 a month) thats.. 120 a year

120/11000000 =.0000109r% of the entire WoW population that have issues. OMFG ITS AN EPIDEMIC!!!!

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Male 544
So, did the kid exercise for months beforehand, then suddenly cease all movement, while playing the game?
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Male 2,148
I stopped playing WoW when I realized it wasn`t fun to do the same thing over and over again for an hour, let alone 20.
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Male 889
this game is designed to be addicting, dungeons can be cleared in 2 hours but not when it takes an hour to set up before each pull + wipes...not to mention gold farming

i played this game to its fullest(3 70`s--one druid with 5 epic sets for each spec) and i never really had any fun at all during the 2 years i wasted on it..

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Male 1,036
Twenty hours. I`d like my cookie chocolate chip please.
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Male 475
if blizzard didn`t make raids so fun it might not be addictive
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Male 868
"Who was reading swedish news?"

This made me laugh.

"Bullsh*t like this gives gamers a bad name. I also saw a another report on that site that says violent games alter children`s heart rate. Just what anti-game people need to be hearing. Yeah doc you know what other media can alter a heart rate? How about movies? How about a really good symphony? How about A F*CKING BOOK?

Sorry. I hate this anti game stuff. Bugs me."

And I know what you`re saying, it annoys me too. It`s not that this isn`t something to take note of but still, things like these give the gaming industry a bad look. And this is ALL news agencies report (besides gaming networks, but that`s different), not how good a recent game is. Biased pricks.

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Female 360
kurush, you can get addicted to anything
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Female 85
Wow, seriously? 20 hours...
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Male 10,440
Most I every played was 12 hours right when I got Age of Empires II, this was almost a decade ago.
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Male 7,933
20 hours?

I did 72 hours when I got my PS3.

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Male 475
i used to play 19hours during the summer but it killed my back
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Male 1,766
Who was reading swedish news?
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Male 2,372
Hope the kid doesn`t decide to go into IT, or medicine.
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Male 62
Bullsh*t like this gives gamers a bad name. I also saw a another report on that site that says violent games alter children`s heart rate. Just what anti-game people need to be hearing. Yeah doc you know what other media can alter a heart rate? How about movies? How about a really good symphony? How about A F*CKING BOOK?

Sorry. I hate this anti game stuff. Bugs me.

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Male 146
LoofahBoy, Marijuana isn`t an addictive drug.
And this kid is definitely a dumb ass.
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Male 460
wow is this game like drugs or somthing, im glad i never got into it
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Male 650
pssh 20 hours only?
on a normal summers day i do 10am-2am =D
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Male 868
Ha, the kid should have learned such a thing called a "break."
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Male 3,301
I think it`s time that Warcraft was registered as an addictive drug just like Marijuana and Cocaine. I`m not kidding.

This kind of poo happened with Starcraft too, in Korea. I wonder how Blizzard feels?

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Male 309
pfft ive gone longer than this over the summer at the age of 12. more like 1 to 2 days straight with breaks for eating but probably 40+ hours over 2 days. oh and it was a game that was 5 years old at the time and probably way less awesome than WoW. at some points in the early morning id be like one of 3 or 4 people playing globally
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Male 4
TOPS TO THAT
20 HOURS .....SOUNDS LIKE MY BREAK TIME ...
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Male 3,014
I thought it was going to be 72. What a pussy.
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Male 277
what a dumb ass
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Male 2,788
Pfft.
Noob.
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Male 173
20 hours? that`s nothing.
Also, Counter Strike ain`t a fantasy game >-(
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Male 591
20 hours is nothing oO; especially if you just do it one day, I mean really, people work longer then that, and most kids do that on a saturday night or something. Don`t just chalk it up cause he is playing a game.
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Male 32
20 hours? ...***K! i remember playing swg for 3 days straight XD lmao
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Male 1,685
lol, VVV you guys are crazy VVV
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Female 2,064
My dad just told me about that 10 minutes ago. Woah. I-Am-Bored is psychic. XD
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Male 265
pfft. 20 hours is nothing.
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Male 436
20 Hours?

What a newb. He needs more practice.

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Female 1,004
Link: Boy Collapses Playing World of Warcraft [Rate Link] - How many hours straight did it take this kid to keel over? Winner gets a cookie (in their cache).
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