A few days back, CNN asked aloud whether pro gamers should be considered athletes. The answer to that question, by the way, is an unequivocal “no.” If the answer was yes, then this kid would be the Michael Jordan of the sport. Check it out:
A four-day Xbox gaming marathon apparently was too much for one 15-year-old Ohio boy.
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.
Thanks to HuffPo for the story.