Years ago I remember reading that a kid died of a heart attack after posting a high score on the coin-op game "Berzerk." The Wikipedia entry for the game says nothing about it. A Google search comes up with a page that says there were multiple deaths associated with the game but one of them was a hoax. I dont know how reliable those pages are. For all I know, both deaths were made up, though one seems plausible of course.

What I find strange about the story is that the game doesnt even seem that fast-paced or heart attack-inducing. Robotron 2084 seems like a game that wouldve at least caused some kids to go into seizure mode or possibly give a mild heart attack to a kid born with heart defects. but Ive never played a game so intensively that I thought it would adversely affect my health.