From FOX News:

A schoolboy collapsed and went into convulsions after playing a new version of the "World of Warcraft" online computer game for 24 hours straight.

The 15-year-old boy and his friends were exploring the "Wrath of the Lich King" expansion pack when he suffered what appeared to be an epileptic seizure, it was reported Monday.

"They played all day and all night. Maybe they got a few hours of sleep. They ate a little food and breakfast at their computers," the boy's father told the Kvällsposten newspaper in Sweden.

Doctors told the father that his son's bodily systems had been disrupted by a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of food and the prolonged period of concentration playing the game.

The teenager and six friends were reported to have gathered at his home in Laholm, western Sweden, on Saturday to play the updated version of the game, which went on sale Thursday. He collapsed at around 2 p.m. Sunday.

The boy is expected to make a full recovery but his father said he plans on limiting the amount of time his son is allowed to play computer games.

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Comment by Yvan DESCOTES on December 2, 2008 at 3:47pm
Their parents were playing Call of Duty: World at War, weren't they? ;-)
Comment by Mark H. Walker on December 2, 2008 at 3:20pm
Yes, and there will be some lame-brain that blames the game, or software developers, or...well, whatever... where in-the-hell-where the kid's parents?
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on December 1, 2008 at 3:05pm
I still have my Atari 2600.
Comment by Andreas Ludwig on December 1, 2008 at 3:04pm
The good ol' days Jim... :-)
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on December 1, 2008 at 3:02pm
Me too. And we didn't have the crutch of Red Bull either.
Comment by Andreas Ludwig on December 1, 2008 at 2:40pm
Ah, these youngsters today are way too namby-pamby. Playing thru more than one night was kinda warm-up in my younger days :P

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