World of Warcraft Cataclysm + Addiction
World of Warcraft (WoW) players are all excited about the upcoming new system〈World of Warcraft: Cataclysm〉 amazon
By the way if you don't already, WoW is known as the most addictive game in existence. here's some quotes from Wikipedia:
World of Warcraft, often referred to as WoW, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994...
The third expansion set, Cataclysm, was announced at BlizzCon 2009, and entered into closed beta testing in late June 2010.
With more than 11.5 million monthly subscriptions in December 2008, World of Warcraft is currently the world's most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers. In April 2008, World of Warcraft was estimated to hold 62 percent of the MMORPG subscription market.
On the net, there are quite a few articles, groups, about addiction problems with WoW. Here is a YouTube video.
World of Warcraft Addict
I remember reading online that there are cases of death in China and Korea. Where, it is reported that the gamer just played non-stop, then dropped dead. There are also news about suicide. The suicide cases is not surprising and likely happens now and then, but am not sure about playing to death by exhaustion.