Okan Kaya, a sales manager at the Sydney-based (Australia) online retailer 4Cabling set a Guinness World Record for the longest video game marathon ever by playing for 135 hours straight. Okan broke the previous record set earlier this year by Canadian duo playing Sony’s Resistance series for 120 hours, 7 minutes.
It took Kaya seven days to reach the 135 hour, 50 minute mark, though he didn’t actually play in one long uninterrupted session. According to Guinness rules, players are granted one ten-minute break every hour, and any unspent time is accumulated. By skipping several breaks, Kaya was able to actually catch a little sleep and stay in relatively good spirits.
In the past, gaming marathons have resulted in tragedies. In July a Taiwanese man collapsed and died following a 40-hour Diablo III marathon at an internet café. Last year, an American gamer suffered a pulmonary embolism during a 20-hour Xbox session.
Kaya at the end of his epic session was ranked 37th on the Black Ops II leaderboard. The game itself is a record-breaker as well, earning over $500 million in its first 24 hours.