Gird yourselves for the inevitable media onslaught brought on by one man's stupidity.

A gamer in China collapsed at his terminal in an internet cafe earlier this week, after an excessive gaming binge, proving once and for all that those "Take a Break" warnings in games really do improved your survival chances.

BEIJING – A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.

The 30-year-old man fainted at a cybercafe in the city of Guangzhou on Saturday afternoon after he ha been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death.''

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016