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Ohio teen collapses from dehydration after playing Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox for 4 days
Washington Post ^ | 8/08/12

Posted on 08/09/2012 2:50:15 AM PDT by Libloather

Ohio teen collapses from dehydration after playing Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox for 4 days
By Associated Press, Published: August 8

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ohio; teen; warfare; xbox
He’s expected to be OK — but his mom has taken away the Xbox.

Thanks, mom.

1 posted on 08/09/2012 2:50:33 AM PDT by Libloather
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He’s expected to be OK — but his mom has taken away the Xbox.

Maybe she's just thinking ahead and put it in her basement.

2 posted on 08/09/2012 2:57:43 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Libloather

The boy and his parents need the dog crap slapped out of them.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 3:09:55 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Libloather

Apparently troop forgot to refill his canteens.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 3:20:39 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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His mother says he emerged from his bedroom during the four days only to pick up snacks or take a quick shower.

. . .

And she was okay with that?

I’m thinking either she was too weak to tell him no and stick with it, or that she didn’t discourage it because it kept him out of her hair while she did her own thing.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 3:24:28 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Libloather

I bet he was a hacker cheater too.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 3:25:18 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Libloather

.......he got game!/s


7 posted on 08/09/2012 3:39:24 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Libloather

I guess his “squad leader” wasn’t there to enforce the priorities of work.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 3:45:30 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Libloather

Where is the CPSA on this? Shouldn’t xBoxs come with warnings about the need for water, nutrition and sleep?


9 posted on 08/09/2012 3:54:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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Kid needs to suck it up, passes out after only 4 days? P@@@y!! /sarc Stupid kid just needed to drink some water and eat regularly and he would have been fine. At least pick a better game next time someone tries a marathon like that.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 4:04:12 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Jack Hammer
Apparently troop forgot to refill his canteens.

NCO detected. :-)

11 posted on 08/09/2012 4:09:08 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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12 posted on 08/09/2012 4:17:16 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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I would like to know the demarcation line concerning the generations who use X-boxes. I’m over sixty, and have never used one. Naturally, I have a 30ish son-in-law who is never without one. Are there any people fifty+ playing with these things?


13 posted on 08/09/2012 5:09:30 AM PDT by driftless2
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Here's the deal, before you let the little nerd play again, make sure he does it with a supply of MRE’s and a Camelback canteen. Stockpile several canteens next to him. Make sure he's wearing full body armor and a 70-pound rucksack for authenticity. Also, kick the heat on in his room to about 110 degrees for more authenticity. Let him play until he passes out from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:15:17 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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Or she is using “love and logic” and letting the boy learn the hard lesson that he would not learn other wise.

It’s like I tell my scouts while on a hike. I can tell you to drink water, but I can not force you to drink it. However, the paramedics can force an IV into your arm as they transport you to the hospital ... and you can then explain to your parents why you did not want to drink water.

STUPID SHOULD HURT


15 posted on 08/09/2012 10:14:35 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Libloather

One day kids will game their way through grammar school, high school and college.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: taxcontrol

Darwin failed here.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 7:24:39 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: SkyPilot
Early Christmas present idea for Mom:

Keep your kids alive! MW3 is serious business!

18 posted on 08/09/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Libloather

It has to be one of those online games. We have an addicted 30yr old too. As I understand it the xbox enters the internet and is fed games with other players playing the different characters. Considering what else is on TV, the games sound interesting and more challenging than couch and Twinkies, no?


19 posted on 08/09/2012 8:47:35 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: MasterGunner01

I like it... However, when my son was a teenager, I soon figured out, a new video game kept him out of a lot of potential trouble. At the time, several of my friends were dealing with teens in court and teen pregnancies. So, I made sure to play with him a bit. Having said that, he had to do chores and participate in family events like eating and drinking. I wish I could have found something engaging for my daughter to keep her out of the harmful influence of bad friends. I guess the Marine Corps will wake him up to reality. LOL.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 3:59:28 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today! Walker, Issa, Rubio,)
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Yup, the Marines will make a Man out of a boy. They've been doing it for quite awhile. Good luck to your son at Parris Island. Semper Fi.
21 posted on 08/10/2012 7:01:20 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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