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According to a report on mobile news portal Ananova, a 13-year-old boy in Italy was rushed to hospital by his father fearing something was seriously wrong.

The teenager couldn't speak and didn't appear to understand anything that was going on around him. The doctors thought he was suffering from a stroke or a severe brain disorder, and it wasn't until they discovered he'd just finished a lengthy session on his PlayStation that a more accurate diagnosis was given.

Local politician Antonio Buccoliero said: "They eventually managed to take care of him once they understood that this was a strange kind of mental detachment connected to his PlayStation."

The boy later told his father to get rid of his PlayStation, telling press: "If I even think about it I want to throw up."

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It didn't even say PS3, just Playstation, so it might have even been a recycled story from the 90 's.
Posted 12:55 on 21 November 2008
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I wonder if he'd been playing Mirror's Edge. I know it made quite a few of my friends nauseous/disorientated just watching me play it, if he ignored feeling ill and continued playing he could have worked himself into such a state that a paranoid father rushed him to hospital. Considering how uncommunicative 13year olds can be (especially when feeling ill) it wouldn't surprise me if Doctors didn't have a clue what was wrong with him and simply answered a loaded question from a journalist about brain damage/stroke. Hmm I've thought far to much into this haven't I? Probably just the usual tripe they use to fill 24hour news and tabloids.
Posted 09:59 on 21 November 2008


sounds like a modern Urban Myth. I'd need proof before believing a story like that.

Are the words Daily and Mail involved by any chance?
Posted 21:36 on 20 November 2008
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wow. this kid fails
Posted 18:59 on 20 November 2008
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I bet it was a puzzle game, Super Puzzle Fighter or The Next Tetris.

Please. No more blocks.
Posted 17:00 on 20 November 2008
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lol fm, this made me giggle very badly. Likewise with Dav which game was he playing.
Posted 16:17 on 20 November 2008
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I used to get this from playing Barbie Race and Ride. I'm over it now. Giddyap.
Posted 13:18 on 20 November 2008
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We need to know what game he was playing.
Posted 13:16 on 20 November 2008
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