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Mom Learns Lesson After Five Day Modern Warfare Marathon Sends Her Kid to the Hospital

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And you thought gaming unto exhaustion was a phenomenon restricted to Asia. Well, somehow, a 15-year-old Ohio boy gamed so hard on Modern Warfare 3 he required hospitalization for dehydration.

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What's more, the boy's own mother told local news he was locked inside his room with the game for "at least four days. Maybe five," writes WCMH-TV of Columbus, Ohio. His only appearances outside of the room were for snacks or a quick shower, she said.

Mom's inability to intervene and end this persistent threat to the health of her child over the course of five days was not explained.

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When the boy emerged from his room for the final time, he collapsed, and his lips turned a frightening shade of blue. The paramedics arrived and pumped him full of fluids, says WCMH. After a short hospital stay, Mom says she's learned a lesson. "The Xbox is gone."

Great. That totally solves all the problems in this household.

15-Year-Old Columbus Gamer Collapses After 4-Day Gaming Marathon [WCMH-TV, Columbus Ohio]

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trauma_hunter
Trauma_Hunter

Lol are you REALLY placing all of the blame on the parents here?

Come on guys...