Fatigue takes its toll on dedicated extreme gamer, Xu Zhipeng (left), who plays online games day and night at Ming Wang Internet cafe in Shanghai, China. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) he caloric value of his day's worth of food in June was 1600 kcals. He is 23 years of age; 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 157 pounds. He lives at his computer station, day and night, sleeping there when he's tired and showering once a week at a friend's apartment. His longest continuous game lasted three days and three nights. When he tires of gaming at the café he reads fantasy books. ?It's nice to rest your eyes on a book,? he says, even though he's reading it online. China has more than 300 million Internet users?a number close to the entire population of the United States. MODEL RELEASED.
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