Marathon Sessions Lead to Death in DotA, Halo, StarCraft, Diablo III and WoW
These stories are more common than anyone would like, with a similar narrative each time. Stories such as a young boy in the UK named Rustam who had died after playing DotA for 22-straight days, or a teenager named Chuang who had died after 40-straight hours of non-stop Diablo III. Whenever you are playing, be sure to take breaks and know when it is time to call it quits and enjoy a decent night’s sleep.
Children Murdering Each Other over Slender: The Arrival
One of the most famous gaming related deaths in recent history, two 12-year old girls murdered a classmate as a sacrifice or tribute to the fictional Slender Man character. A 14-year old girl in Port Richey, Florida was involved in a similar story, when she set her home on fire with her Mother and younger brother still trapped inside. In both cases, the girls believed they would earn favor from Slender Man, oblivious to the fact that he is a fictional character who had only recently been invented in online forums.