Gamer plays Black Ops II for nearly 136 straight hours

Australian gamer claims he broke Guinness World Record for game marathon after clocking 135 hours and 50 minutes of latest Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II set a sales record for publisher Activision, but it also helped one gamer set a new world record. News.com.au reports that 28-year-old Australian man Okan Kaya played Black Ops II multiplayer for 135 hours and 50 minutes straight, rocketing past the previous Guinness World Record for a video game marathon.

That mark was held by two Canadian gamers, who clocked 120 hours and seven minutes, the site writes. New Guinness stipulations allow for 10-minute breaks every hour, Kaya said, adding that they can be taken together if desired.

According to the report, Kaya was not able to attract sponsorships from retailers due to their unwillingness to be associated with "addictive gaming." However, Kaya's employer--4Cabling--allowed him to use a company meeting room to attempt the record.

In order to prove he eclipsed the record, new witnesses were brought in every four hours. Additionally, video footage needed to be taken. This documentation is now being sent to Guinness adjudicators who will verify and confirm (or deny) Kaya's world record attempt. A result is expected in the coming weeks.

"It was a lot of fun, but I'm glad it's over," he said.

During his nearly five-and-a-half-day Black Ops II marathon, Kaya rose to a worldwide rank of 29 after beginning his campaign with a rating somewhere in the millions.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Adam_GI
Adam_GI

Suicide by gaming, he was almost a hero. Seriously though this shouldn't be supported at all, what is the point of compitive gaming if the only way you can ever compete is to literally give up days of your life to sit there alone and play a game for what five days?

MaskedPlayer
MaskedPlayer

People act like this the only game that exists.

 

Its a sad world we live in the only thing I can do is pray and hope for more indie games.

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Wow. He's lucky he didn't get a blood clot from sitting so long. I bet the bathroom was calling him for doody.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

I can't even last playing one hour of that dull rehashed game.

yellosnolvr
yellosnolvr

i'm extremely impressed. this guy deserves money, women, and miscellaneous rewards for enduring such a terrible game for so long.

the_specialist4
the_specialist4

How does a 28 year old have 135 hours of nothing better to do? This is impressive considering after 4 hours of constant sitting I'm more restless then a weasel in a sweat sock.

Vambran
Vambran

Every 6 hours of playing he could take a 1 hour nap. Anybody could do this if they had the free time.

seanmcloughlin
seanmcloughlin moderator

Ans not a single fvck was given. It's not an achievement, it's a waste of time. 

genjuroT
genjuroT

"136 straight hours" = false. "He took 10 minute breaks every hour" = true. If it were literally straight hours he'd be dead like a korean gamer, unless someone fed him and he walked around while playing.

Adomonkey
Adomonkey

My god she is just painful, and not that good

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

Pretty foolish, but at least he didn't die like those Korean dudes some years back.

Super_Jedi7
Super_Jedi7

That is nothing compared to the 200 hours I just spent playing my Favorite MMO.

brynhyfryd
brynhyfryd

This guy is extremely lucky that he did not drop dead.

 

What an absolutely stupid thing to do, especially with such a mind-numbing game.

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

is this guy the one of the prophecy??

KittyHeart
KittyHeart

this guy is a black ops 2 master and we should respect and him

 

no one on this board can play this that long.  that guy deserves a medal.  everyone needs to show respect and give money to this guy

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

This is pathetic....does this guy really think that this was a good idea.He is lucky that he didn't die from this.The funny thing about this, he is stll not on top of the leaderboards lol

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

WOW I would not want to show the entire world what a loser I was for completing such a task........

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

Kaya was not able to attract sponsorships from retailers due to their unwillingness to be associated with "addictive gaming." I think by that they mean they didn't want to sponsor someone who may die at the end and bring them bad reputation.

Anyway, I find this so silly and isn't worth the effort. Games are mainly for FUN, and even if you kept playing for that long you will start losing the fun factor and it will just turn into torturing.

Blazakenki
Blazakenki

I can already imagine it....the headline a week from now. "13year olds across the globe die attempting to beat Guinness World Record for Black Ops"

 

Glorious...

Razer361
Razer361

And does this guy know that it's possible to die of fatigue?

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

He had breaks in between hours of play. I'm sure he ate and used the bathroom during this time. 

 

Not sure why this is news, I'm sure there's Korean goldfarmers out there that doubled this record, with less breaks.

dazer2001
dazer2001

WTF was the Korean at #1 in the ranks doing?  Bending time?  He's likely a contender for the record....if he doesn't drop dead.

ShadowRun02
ShadowRun02

why CoD? why no PlanetSide 2? or some other decent game?

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

Why would someone torture themselves by playing Black Ops 2 for 136 hours straight? If you're gonna play that long, at least make sure its a decent game. :P

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

A certain South Park episode comes to mind when reading the article. Make love not Warcraft. Did his wife have to bring him the portable potty? O.o One just has to wonder.

twtech
twtech

 @Vambran Or alternatively, stay up for 24 hours, sleep for four, etc.

Kickable
Kickable

 @Vambran yea really I'm usually not impressed unless it's something super dangerous

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

 @KittyHeart HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHHA you have the funniest comment on this article so far.....thanks for the entertainment!!!

osxgp
osxgp

 @KittyHeart

 He deserves a medal? Real soldiers are dying in combat zones "in real life" for a war they may or may not believe in but a guy who sits on his ass playing a video game deserves a medal?

Mabrry
Mabrry

 @KittyHeart No one can play this that long, because not only does BO2000 play exactly the same as its predecessors, playing ANY game for 136 hours is just retarded. (and dangerous) Think, this guy could've died, and from a video game... that's just sad! 

wyan_
wyan_

 @Feedbackula lol!

First world achievement: Dumbass plays game in comfortable meeting room for five days with plenty of breaks.

Third world Achievement: Young homeless child goes for 5 days without food or water. No breaks.

philMcCrevis
philMcCrevis

 @Mabrry  @KittyHeart youd have to be in really bad health, have an existing condition, ignore hydration and elecrolytes and god knows what other stupid decisions to die from something as lame as a video game marathon.  I mean, we have soldiers in wars doing far worse for far longer and POWs stuck in tiny cages for decades that manage to survive.  you'd have to be a fat, stupid, piece of shit to die from a damn video game!!   but i know what you are saying some fat korean guy died from starcraft or whatever.

brxricano
brxricano

 @wyan_  @Feedbackula 

Homeless child: A place in heaven and everyone's hearts. Also a chance to persevere and rise from the bottom.

First world dumbass: 0 Gamerpoints and no trophies.

 

Feedbackula
Feedbackula

 @Razer361  @ShadowRun02 I think ShadowRun02 may have meant a game that had more content. Because, let's face it, Call of Duty is only aim & fire.

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

 @snova9308 Indeed. The mental images of either of those gives me some laughter, to say the least.