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  • A good reason why I'm taking a TUT break...

    Bad Vibrations:

    In early 2002, a letter in The British Medical Journal described the case of a 15 year old boy suffering from hand arm vibration syndrome(havs). brought on by playing games with a vibrating controller, the syndrome cause hand numbness and is usually seen in people who operate jackhammers.


    uncool and the gangs;

    players of counter-strike sometimes take the online combat game too seriously. in the l.a. area alone, violence between two cs gangs has prompted more than 300 calls to police since last june. including an altercation involving 100 players from two teams, some of whom were scrapping with pipes. one teenage boy was shot in the leg and another was hit in the head with a chair.

    shake well before dying:

    a 30 year old louisiana man played n64 so often tha he had a seizure, hit his head on a table and died. mom claims her boy never suffered seizures before buying an n64 and playing 8 hours a day 6 days a week.

    asian sensations:

    hong kong teen played diablo 2 between shifts at his job at a game cafe rather than sleeping. in may 2002, this habit drove him to his death. he was found slumped at his computer, bleeding from the mouth and nose. last october, a 27 year old taiwanese managed 32 straight hours of game play before being found dead.

    self destruct button:

    a 12 year old from thailand was reportedly so frustrated about not being able to complete the game bomberman that she hanged herself. in wisconsin, a woman is considering suing the makers of EverQuest over her sons death. after the 21 year old left a home treatment of addictive behavior, he quit his job and played the game 12 hours a day for a week before shooting himself.
    The only constant is change.
    (And I wouldn't have it any other way.)

  • #2
    Ehm, maybe I shold take a break as well...






    No, don't listen to him! he's making it all up!

    No, CD whold never do so!

    Yes! He whold!

    Not listening! Not listening!!!!

    He will make you hang yourself!

    Not listening!

    He's right! You will kill yourself! And I will die to!

    Yes!!! No! No!

    Yes... We will both die as the taiwanese!

    Yes... We we will not take a break... We will play...
    hehe.... this is a sig no?

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    • #3
      awww crap, LR beat me too it while I was off breaking my finger.
      The only constant is change.
      (And I wouldn't have it any other way.)

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      • #4
        LMFAO

        all that is just laughable. Not because it is false, which it isnt, but rather because people actually think that those situations are normal occurence. They aren't. Those people represent *does a bit of research and a few calculations...* exactly .00291% of all gamers out there.

        The fact is, people who take all this seriously enough to die over it should die anyway.

        CrouchingDork, this had better be a joke. I know i enjoy a few select games more than TUT, but those aren't any reasons to quit TUT for even a little while.

        (by the way, my few select games i would play over TUT are: Slave Zero, Planetside, Snood, Enter the Matrix, HalfLife: The Specialists and RTCW: Enemy Territory)

        I think my altered phrase:

        "What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger. However if it does kill me, it is most likely for the best."

        is very applicable here.


        Jeezus christ, you don't deserve to live if you play like that.

        "Holy shit, death had better have broadband."

        LM
        Sh33p! Shaepard i yam!

        Where be that taffer Williams?

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        • #5


          That's just crazy.

          Well....

          Perhaps not that crazy.

          I once played Thief so much, that I actually wandered around the house on occassion thinking I was still in the game, while lamenting that I had lost all my gear.

          ops:
          "I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory,
          even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch
          of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." -- Professor Severus Snape.

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          • #6
            I was joking obviously, i have a life.
            The only constant is change.
            (And I wouldn't have it any other way.)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CrouchingDork
              awww crap, LR beat me too it while I was off breaking my finger.
              Dude, you just never learn. I'm always at LEAST five steps ahead of you!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CrouchingDork
                I was joking obviously, i have a life.
                [enter stage left: dorky yet nostalgicly cool Mario avatar holding hands with Wallace and Grommit Sh33p avatar]

                Mario: Yes, yes, he has a life. I am absolutely sure of it. I watch him at night, i can see clear evidence of a life in all the unwashed dishes and myriad of soda cans. He jerks off every hour, on the hour and is never late for any important downloads.

                Sh33p: CrouchingDork, you rawk!

                [both exit left and go for a beer]


                LM
                Sh33p! Shaepard i yam!

                Where be that taffer Williams?

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                • #9
                  LR: That's because I got behind when I wiped out today and messed up my finger.



                  LM: Go away.

                  LOL
                  The only constant is change.
                  (And I wouldn't have it any other way.)

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                  • #10
                    I read this book on numbers and how people are fooled by them once. Called Innumeracy.

                    It had stats in on the suicide rate caused by D&D and other games, and compared it to those that are not D&D caused.

                    I don't remember the numbers, but I did some math on my own, and my findings are:

                    Computer games like EQ REDUCE risk of suicide.

                    (I used EQ b/c I found somewhere where it listed EQ caused suicides. The rate was nowhere near the other suicides.)
                    Garlisk's Fantasy Art Gallery
                    www.usyetzer.com

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                    • #11
                      Man, I thought you left already.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Garlisk
                        I read this book on numbers and how people are fooled by them once. Called Innumeracy.

                        It had stats in on the suicide rate caused by D&D and other games, and compared it to those that are not D&D caused.

                        I don't remember the numbers, but I did some math on my own, and my findings are:

                        Computer games like EQ REDUCE risk of suicide.

                        (I used EQ b/c I found somewhere where it listed EQ caused suicides. The rate was nowhere near the other suicides.)
                        something I just wanted to add to that, I think a lot of deaths that are blamed on video games are a way of people trying to get closure on a death that didnt make sense to them, I mean, if you look at everything wrong thats in the world and all the shit an average person has to go through (bad times in their life, low points and high points, ect) would you really think a rational, mentally healthy (even if youre not counting clinical depression) person would really kill themselves over a game? Im sorry I just dont buy that
                        "Shivers running down my spine,
                        whos blood? I know its mine.
                        -I am The Hunted"

                        GBH

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CrouchingDork
                          a 12 year old from thailand was reportedly so frustrated about not being able to complete the game bomberman that she hanged herself.

                          you darest speak ill of the king of games....Your treasonous acts against Bomberman Wilst not be forgotten you fiendish boy...I suggest you take that break...and you don't come back...for i'll have a bomb waiting for you

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CrouchingDork
                            LR: That's because I got behind when I wiped out today and messed up my finger.
                            FIVE steps. Minimum.

                            ALWAYS.

                            Damaged fingers don't enter into it.

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                            • #15
                              Zing!
                              Sh33p! Shaepard i yam!

                              Where be that taffer Williams?

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