The gaming community, at times, means serious business =/. It's sad how some people are too addicted to games and have their way of lives destroyed or taken away.
There are similar stories from the Chinese gaming community. Probably some from all over the world actually.
I remember on the news about a person playing WoW, and his mother was trapped under a bookcase with her being knocked out. The guy disregarded the sound (and that I think he had headphones on as well), thought nothing of it, and continued playing. It was too late to save the mother by the time he took his next break...
There are cases when people passed out (and a few encountered death) just by staring at the screen for too long doing nothing else for days (not sure about their eating habits).
Sad for all the gaming communities, sad for the world.