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Australian gamer Okan Kaya has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest marathon gaming session ever recorded: a stunning 135 hour play session of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Is there an Achievement for that?
Kaya is employed by online retailer 4Cabling, and played the game for seven days to make the mark. Now, I know what you're thinking: "There are way more than 135 hours in a week, what gives?" Well, according to Guinness rules, a marathon game player gets a 10 minute break per hour. These smaller breaks can be saved up to allow the player to accumulate longer breaks for sleeping or eating. That said, 135 hours of gaming is an insane mark, especially considering that some of the Game Informer staff struggled to make it to 27 consecutive hours of Super Smash Bros. (watch our online documentary "Smashed" to see all the gory details), as well as a later Guinness attempt when Dan Ryckert and Jeff Cork managed to play for 50 hours straight.
Kaya's mark is well over double any of our attempts, so hats off to this remarkable gamer and his unbreakable will. Sadly, he was only 37th on the Black Op II leaderboards at the end of his session, so he's got some more practice ahead of him.
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