Xbox Addiction Claims A Life

A 20 year old guy Chris Staniforth died because of pulmonary embolism, which occurs if someone sits in the same position for a very long duration of time. According to his family, Chris died after following a marathon session on his Xbox.

Chris’s father said that his son normally spent upto 12 hours playing on his Xbox. He further stated that,”He got sucked in playing Halo online against people from all over the world.”

This is not the first time that a gamer has lost his life due to excessive playing. These type of news are commonly heard throughout Asia. In the past, a South Korean gamer had died after 3 days of non stop online gaming in 2005.

Online computer games have become an addiction now a days. Various games are available on the Internet which can be played with other players from all over the globe.

Though these games are pretty good, but addiction of anything is always bad. Obesity and lack of interest in other pursuits of daily life are the common diseases that are found in gaming addicts.

Our take on this is that games should be considered as games only. They should not become the target of a person’s life. There is a real life beside virtual one which is the most beautiful gift of the god almighty.

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Microsoft Apologizes For Its Tweet On Winehouse

Microsoft has apologized for one of its tweets after the death of British singer Amy Winehouse. The tweet, which was apparently an effort by the software giant to increase its music sales, had created a fiasco in the British media.

The alleged tweet, which was posted on Microsoft’s ‘tweetbox360’ account at microblogging site Twitter asked users to buy Winehouse’s “Back To Back” album from social.zune.net in her memory. Zune is Microsoft’s website that provides music,films and other entertainment content for computers, smartphones and Xbox 360 consoles.

Microsoft was criticized a lot on Twitter beacuse of this tweet. As a result, Microsoft’s UK PR had to come forward and apologize to the people by saying that,”Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated”.

Amy Winehouse’s latest album was at the top of the charts on the iTunes music store. Her last single,’Rehab’, was one of the most popular songs over there.

The British singer was found dead at her house on Saturday. The cause of the death remains a mystery but cops are not treating it as suspicious.

At the end Microft’s UK PR tweeted,”With Amy W’s passing, the world has lost a huge talent, our thoughts are with Amy’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

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