Guinness World Record for longest video game marathon broken


November 19, 2012

The record was broken by Sydney-based gamer Okan Kaya, pictured above

The record was broken by Sydney-based gamer Okan Kaya, pictured above

Next time your hands are feeling sore following a particularly grueling gaming session, spare a thought for the digits of Okan Kaya, who just broken the Guinness World Record for longest gaming session with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, reaching over 121 hours of solid gameplay and counting.

With a keen eye on marketing, the Sydney-based sales manager embarked upon his quest at his employer's offices last Tuesday, November 13, in a bid to topple the previously held record of 120 hours which was set by a Canadian duo back in March of this year.

“This morning I actually broke through the barrier, and I had my extremely supportive team at 4Cabling with me here to celebrate,” said the impressively coherent Kaya. “However, I'm playing through till at least later tonight. I don't want to just beat the record – I want to smash it!”

Over the course of his 120-plus hours of Call of Duty, Kaya climbed to 49th in the leaderboards of Black Ops 2's 4.9 million players. He has continued to exercise and receive regular health checks, and he has taken a total of 20 hours worth of breaks since the attempt began.

As of writing, the record-setting video game session is still ongoing and those wishing to watch Kaya in action can do so by checking out the updates and live-stream which are available via the source link below.

Source: 4Cabling

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Poor guy. Hahaha. That'd suck blowing that many hours of your life, breaking world records, and not being 1st on the leaderboard.

Joe Apperson

Are you implying taking breaks counts as a whole gaming session? Once you start you dont stop, meaning if you want to eat, prepare lots of food beforehand, if you want to crap/pee play on the toilet. If this guy wanted to break records he should have played it that many hours straight.


Why is this even news? Someone has a lot of time to waste while the rest of us are working. The biggest idiot is the guy paying him while he goofs off. "the Sydney-based sales manager embarked upon his quest at his employer's offices" Keen marketing eye? "supportive team at 4Cabling" So , did they sell food and drinks while people watched him play? maybe sponsors for the gear he wears? Maybe they took bets on his ranking when he sits in one place long enough to accomplish his "feat" ? Great, another "event" to make records of like "pole sitting".


Well we tried that in 1994 in Slovakia and record was 170 hours where you had every 1 hours for 5 min rest. Here is the local press: We had to finish it after 170 hours because of lease contract for the place where the attempt was made. Unfortunately we did not have the official judge from Guinness world of records.

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