One headline to take your attention: Russian Schoolboy dies after 12 hours of Computer Gaming. I bet the first thing that came to your mind was: “Oh! Like that korean guy!”. Well, not quite: everything looks like the boy already had health problems, but wasn’t caring about himself because of the game; not like the korean guy who simply decided not to eat, drink or sleep because of the game.
But both stories probably share the same reasoning: why these two care more about their lives inside the game than their lives in the real world? The only thing that come to my mind is that their real lives where sad (in their eyes) and they felt they could lead a full, happy life just inside the games. Games are not the problem here (they never are): people had problems in real life and instead of looking for help, they decide to escape reality.
Sad thing, that could be me.