A British man dies, so gaming must be responsible. So says the BBC, who argues that long gaming sessions can cause deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) even in the young. Sitting down too long is a classic DVT cause.
Long airplane flights are often associated with DVT, hence the importance of getting up when trapped in planes.
To his credit, the poor man's father offers a nuanced response, neither anti-gaming nor blaming. "Don't stop your child from gaming - it's great fun! ... Enjoy it, just take a break." In contrast the BBC report makes the fear more palpable.
Has anyone ever associated reading with DVT? Or movie marathons? Note that the reporter casts the blame broadly, to all multimedia, but ultimately focuses in on games.
(via Ed Webb's Diigobrain)