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Ohio teen collapses after 4-day Xbox marathon

By Associated Press


COLUMBUS, Ohio >> 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.

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SteveToo wrote:
This is so news worthy.
on August 8,2012 | 06:54AM
SueH wrote:
I'd say the mother is the "sick" one for letting her son engage in this kind of self-destructive, anti-social and unproductive behavior in the first place......How is a 4 day marathon in X-box going to get him that bank president position or a place in medical school??
on August 8,2012 | 10:05AM
f206 wrote:
How stupid!!
on August 8,2012 | 10:05AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
My son was playing this game and a player's gamer tag on Playstation sums it all up, WeAllFakeHere. These kids need to realize that all their accomplishments here is all but fake. So all their time is wasted on fake accomplishments.
on August 8,2012 | 10:10AM
Cubsfan wrote:
Those silly mainlanders. lol
on August 8,2012 | 11:39AM
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