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?
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.
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.
Wow. He's lucky he didn't get a blood clot from sitting so long. I bet the bathroom was calling him for doody.
i'm extremely impressed. this guy deserves money, women, and miscellaneous rewards for enduring such a terrible game for so long.
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.
Every 6 hours of playing he could take a 1 hour nap. Anybody could do this if they had the free time.
"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.
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.
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
@KittyHeart HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHHA you have the funniest comment on this article so far.....thanks for the entertainment!!!
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?
@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!
@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.
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
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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
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.
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