Quantcast
Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon


1:30 PM on 08.09.2012
Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon  photo



In science news, did you know that if you play Call of Duty for four days straight without drinking, you're ten times more likely to be hospitalized with dehydration? A teenager in Columbus, Ohio found that out just this week!

The 15-year-old boy collapsed after the four-day gaming binge, and had to be taken to hospital after getting himself severely dehydrated. His mother reported that the teen only briefly emerged from his room during the session in order to obtain the occasional snack or use the bathroom. 

Dr. Mike Patrick has issued some helpful advice to kids around the world -- don't do this shit. He put it a bit more eloquently than that, but it was more or less the gist of things. If you don't want videogames to kill you, don't do this shit

The mother, for her part, has confiscated the Xbox. A sound idea in theory, but now the kid'll probably just go back to wanking for days on end.

Ohio teen collapses after 4-day Xbox marathon [Chron, thanks Junebug!]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






First-person shooter

2:00 PM on 09.19.2014
A quick guide to all four Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skill trees

In case you have not yet heard, the full, interactive skill trees for all four of the Vault Hunters in the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel have been released for public consumption. Some of the mathematics governing the ...more



7:00 AM on 09.19.2014
First gameplay footage of Battleborn's cooperative campaign

In a whopping 18-minute video released today, Gearbox Software's Andrew Goldfarb, Aaron Linde, and Randy Varnell discussed the factions and characters in the multiplayer shooter Battleborn, before showing off the first gamep...more



3:00 PM on 09.18.2014
Devolver Digital's Heavy Bullets leaves Early Access

Publisher Devolver Digital and game developer Terri Vellmann are pleased to announce that the gloriously neon-soaked, procedurally generated first-person shooter, Heavy Bullets, is leaving Steam Early Access today. It's avai...more



View all First-person shooter






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more