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Last Updated : Jan 20, 2020 12:09 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

25-year-old suffers brain stroke while playing PUBG in Pune

A 25-year-old Pune resident reportedly suffered a brain stroke while in the middle of a game, resulting in his death


Popular online multiplayer game Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds, otherwise known as PUBG, has claimed yet another victim. A 25-year-old Pune resident reportedly suffered a brain stroke while in the middle of a game, resulting in his death.

The man was identified as Harshal Memane, who was a resident of Shindewadi in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune. “It seems the stroke occurred because the victim was over-excited while playing online game PUBG. The post-mortem report has stated intracerebral bleeding with brain tissue necrosis as the cause of death,” News 18 reported, quoting from Memane’s postmortem report.

A severe addiction to the PUBG gameplay has directly or indirectly resulted in the deteriorated conditions or deaths of many young individuals. This game has rapidly managed to become a global phenomenon as it does not require any special gaming equipment and can be played on any smartphone with a data connection.

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Addressing this issue, developers have attempted to curb addiction by introducing an age lock along with a time restriction.



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First Published on Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am
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