A man plays a computer game at an internet cafe
IN PHOTO: A man plays a computer game at an internet cafe in Beijing May 9, 2014. As growing numbers of young people in China immerse themselves in the cyber world, spending hours playing games online, worried parents are increasingly turning to boot camps to crush addiction. Military-style boot camps, designed to wean young people off their addiction to the internet, number as many as 250 in China alone. Picture taken May 9, 2014. Reuters

After a three-day gaming binge, a 32-year-old man died unnoticed by anyone in an online café for a few hours after a session. The incident happened in Taiwan and went unnoticed by the gamers in the Internet café and the man was thought to have lain there dead for several hours before anyone noticed that the man hadn't gotten up in a while.

The man, only identified by his last name Hsieh, had been a regular in the café. He was reportedly jobless for quite some time and was known to disappear for days. The café he played in is located in Kaoshiung, which is one of Taiwan's biggest cities. A policeman told CNN that the man was rushed to the hospital on Jan. 8 but was announced dead from cardiac arrest upon entering the hospital. Apparently, none of the other customers even flinched or noticed when paramedics were working on Hsieh.

As to why no one acted on his behavior right away, GameSpot reports that the man would usually take breaks and sleep on his computer before waking up and continuing to play online games. Since he had done this before, everyone thought he was just going through his usual sleeping routine until someone noticed he hasn't woken up. Right now, it is unknown as to why he spent many a sleepless night in the café.

This is reportedly the second online game-related death to have happen in Taiwan this year. Prior to this, a 38-year-old man had died of cardiac arrest after playing for five days straight in an Internet café. The death also happened during the first day of the New Year according to The Independent.

Sadly, these incidents have happened before-- even to much younger people. Back in 2012, the website Computer and Video Games covered the death of an 18-year-old boy who was only identified as Chuang had played "Diablo 3" for 40 uninterrupted hours. He reportedly collapsed after waking up and attempting to walk out of the café. Developer of the series Blizzard released a statement regarding Chuang's death: "We're saddened to hear this news, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

32 Year Old Taiwanese Man Dies After Playing Video Games for 3 Straight Days at Internet Cafe (Credits: Youtube/ActionNEWS)

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