COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A four-day Xbox gaming marathon apparently was too much for one 15-year-old Ohio boy. WCMH-TV reports that the Columbus teen collapsed and was hospitalized Tuesday after becoming severely dehydrated. His mother says he emerged from his bedroom during the four days only to pick up snacks or take a quick shower. The boy was so engrossed in playing Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox that he made himself sick. He’s expected to be OK — but his mom has taken away the Xbox. Dr. Mike Patrick, an emergency physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recommended that gamers use some common sense: Get plenty of food and fluids, take breaks for physical activity and get some sleep.
Gamers get no love in this goddam country. No respect. Just look at the Olympic walk-racer from last week. What happened there? Dude was dehydrated, passed out, and shit himself doing what he loved. And what do they say about him? They call him a hero. We talk about his dedication and his perseverance. How hes so courageous to try to fight through the grueling pain.
Well whats the difference between some dude walking too fast and shitting his pants and dying, and some kid playing Modern Warfare for 4 days and doing the same thing? How come we don’t praise his devotion? How come nobody admires his courage? Now, chances are its because all these nerd gamers end up shooting up schools and movie theaters and stuff, but whatever. At least this kid actually made it to the bathroom instead of just pooping his pants.