According to this article, a 20-year-old British man died of a deep vein thrombosis in May that he developed from playing video games for 12 hours a day. A thrombosis is a clot that forms in the veins and if the clot breaks off it can get lodged in another part of the vein, including in the heart, lungs, or other organs, and cause a blockage that can cause injury or death. It also said that this condition can be caused by taking long plane or car rides.
While I don’t want to speak ill of the dead, I can’t help but wonder why anyone would play video games for 12 hours a day. I like video games as much as the next guy, but 12 hours a day? Hell no. Even on my days off and I don’t have anything better to do, I don’t play them for 12 hours. I think the longest I’ve ever played video games in one day is 5 hours, maybe 6. This guy apparently AVERAGED 12 hours a day. How did it not get old?
I’m not saying that people shouldn’t play video games. They should. Video games are a lot of fun. However, if more than half of the time you’re awake in a day is spent playing video games, you’ve got problems.