Man strives to shatter Call of Duty world record
Plays for five days straight
We all know gamers spend too long on their consoles, but even the craziest of enthusiasts tend to hit the sack when the sun rises. Bedtime, however, was the last thing on one madcap Australian's mind this week, as he attempted to set a world record for the longest videogame marathon known to man.
Retail worker Okan Kaya played Call of Duty: Black Ops II for an eye watering 135 hours and 50 minutes, apparently thrashing the previous record by over 15 hours.
Crawl of Duty
Source: 4Cabling Facebook
Now before you rush off to try and beat the guy's 'accomplishment', bear in mind Guinness does allow a ten minute break every hour, which can be built up and used cumulatively.
This is just as well really, as it's common knowledge gaming without break for such extensive periods can be fatal.
Kaya would have had nearly an entire day of rest spread over his five and a half days of FPS action. He sensibly used a stair master on occasion too to keep the blood flowing as he played.
The 28-year old father of two was aided by his boss as well, who gave him a conference room to play in, helped arranged the meals that kept him going and more importantly - perhaps - provided witnesses needed for Guinness to authorise the record breaking attempt. Then again, the CoD marathon has driven a fair amount of publicity to his company's Facecrack page, which closely followed Kaya's progress.
And this is what he looked like 100 hours later...
According to Guinness, Kaya's attempt has been registered, but the evaluation process could take some time to properly authenticate.
If only those CoD-obsessed teenagers didn't lie in bed until the afternoon, eh? With a little less sleep, they could be sat there breaking records instead. Even their parents might be proud of them, then. ®
I'd love to see a graph plotting his K:D ratio during the course of this record. I'd imagine it'd look like a slightly less steep backslash.
Otherwise, good on him. Being called a "fag", "gay", "loser" and whatever other insults squeaky American children hurl down their microphone for that amount of time takes some determination.
Missed that bit referring to him as "The 28-year old father of two" did you?
I found a 12" disc made of black vinyl with a hole in the middle. Is this a record?
And to think
I'm sure some naysayers suggested that spending so long playing games was a complete waste of time. He sure showed them!
Cumulative 10 minute breaks per hour?
C'mon, that allows him 4 hours per 24 for sleep and bathroom breaks! I typically only sleep 5-6 hours a night (without needing an alarm or caffeine) and can get by on less when needed. While I know that's not common, it's certainly not all that rare, either. I imagine even people who need more like 6-8 hours for a proper rest could get by on 3 1/2 a night for a week if they really wanted.
This "record" doesn't seem too hard to beat, except that you'd get bored out of your mind playing a game for six days straight. I'm not a gamer so I have no idea how hard it may be to keep your concentration that long, but the record doesn't appear to require you to play well, only to play.
Why do I think there are people reading this forum who have beat this record over Christmas break but didn't have anyone around to vouch for them?