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The fact a gamer had died only came to light when his 23-hour gaming time was up.

Man dies in net cafe, gamers fail to notice

A Taiwanese man that died while playing World of Warcraft in an internet cafe went apparently unnoticed by fellow gamers for 13 hours.

Chen Jung-yu, the Taipei Times reported, had purchased 23 hours of World of Warcraft time but seemingly died of unspecified causes 10 hours into his gaming session. The internet cafe clerk raised the alarm when he went to remind Chen that his time was up.

The clerk said that he "saw that his face was blackened and that he was sitting rigidly in the sofa chair" prompting him to call the police. A crime scene photo shows that Chen’s hands were locked as if still on the keyboard.

Only when police began forensic investigations were the other ten players in the cafe aware that anything was amiss.

The officers were quite rightly surprised when "most either stayed in front of their computers and kept on gaming or took little interest."

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