- Nov 22, 2008
References: techradar
When a ‘World of Warcraft’ video game player almost died, the outside world learned a new term: "poopsocking." The word refers to the gamer practice of defecating into a sock to avoid getting up to use the bathroom; it's a badge of pride to show dedication to their video game addiction.

This particular ‘World of Warcraft’ game player had spent more than 24 hours at his console with little food or drink. Blizzard, the World of Warcraft developer, knew of the term ‘poopsocking,’ saying "No, no… I highly encourage players to use the restroom." A 15-year-old Swede was playing the ‘World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King’ expansion pack and had a seizure.