22-year-old Alexandra V. Tobias from Jacksonville, Florida shook her 3-month-old son, Dylan Lee Edmonson, to death because he interrupted her Farmville game on Facebook.
Chen Rong-yu, 23, died after playing a computer game at a Taipei internet cafe for 23 hours. Chen was playing the League of Legends, an online multi-player battle game. He took frequent nap breaks, so staff were not alarmed to see him apparently resting. The following night, an employee tried to wake him, but found his body was cold and called police. A combination of fatigue, lack of movement and the cold weather could have caused blood clots and a heart attack.
Kim Sa-rang, a 3-month-old Korean girl, died from malnutrition after both her parents spent hours each day in an internet cafe raising a virtual child on an online game, Prius Online.
A 31-year-old computer game addict collapsed and died on 6 March at his screen in Chengdu in the western Chinese province of Sichuan, after playing the online game Saga for 20 hours. He had Been playing the game regularly at the Internet cafe, where an employee said he would often play for more than 10 hours a day.