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96-Hour Marathon Allegedly Blinds Chinese Gamer

In the name of science - or because his domestic situation was driving him nuts - a Chinese man played games at a cyber cafe for four straight days. The good news? That will only temporarily blind you.

Unlike porn, which yada yada insert joke here rimshot hey-oooo. Anyway, according to the China Daily, a man of indeterminate age named Xu, of Xining, had been quarreling with his wife and then embarked on an online game marathon at a local cafe. Doctors said Xu complained of losing his vision, but apparently it was only temporary. I'm sure the 96 straight hours without a wink had nothing to do with this, either.

Since this has happened before (also in China), I hope that game makers will add a "don't play this for 96 hours" surgeon general's warning to the "Important Health Warning About Playing Video Games" that no one reads in the front of the manual.

Man Goes Blind Playing Computer Games [Asbury Park Press via Hot Blooded Gaming]


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