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11-17-2008 @ 11:32PM
Halland, being a county in Sweden, is not located in the Netherlands.Furthermore, the kids was a dork and Aftonbladet is possibly the worst source of information you can get in Sweden. It's so full of gossip and "shock and awe" type coverage that it's best use is in the bottom of your kitty-litter. I'll translate the article for you, being a Swede and all, but google does a fair job.====A 15 year old boy in Halland (Sweden) was rushed to the hospital after sitting 24 h with the new World of Warcraft game. Food and sleep depravation caused the boy to experience cramps. His father now send a word of warning to other parents.- I want to warn other parents and kids about this, says the father to Kvällsposten (The evening post).The boy and six of his friends met up on Saturday evening to play the newly-released WotLK. During a 24h period the boy only got 2 h of sleep and a small breakfast infront of the computer. Around 14 o clock on the Sunday the boy collapsed."We were terrified"The cramps were reminiscent of a seizure, so the family alerted SOS Alarm (the swedish 911). The boy was brought by ambulance to the Halmstad (in Halland, Sweden) hospital wher he recieved fluid and nutrition intravenously.- We were terrified, but he is allright, the father says to the press.The Doctors daignosis was that the boy was knocked out from a combination of focused gamin, sleep depravation and a lack of nutrition. The boy got to stay over night to recover some lost sleep. Has to play less (yes the sentence is formulated that poorly).Now both parents have decided that the boy must limit his playtime. They have also spoken to his friends, who will also cut back on their playing.Meanwhile, teenagers across the world will play WoW like never before. The latest version of the game is expected to break an all time sales record for games.
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