40 Hour PS3 Marathon Sets World Record!
An article in ZeenewsÂ states thatÂ Chirantan Patnaik,Â a 26 year old private equity broker,Â spent a massiveÂ 40 hours and 20 minutes playing GTA IV on the PS3 which may sound quite sad at first, but it is an impressive mental feat to pull off. The 40 hour marathon started from 10:00 am on September 4th and endingÂ atÂ 2 am onÂ September 6th. TheÂ safety guidelinesÂ for the record allowed himÂ to take aÂ 10-minute break after every hour, but Patnaik said he only took four breaks throughout the entire attempt . The previous record for playing GTAÂ IV was 28 hours 1 minuteÂ whichÂ was set late last year.
And by all accounts Chirantan had never played GTA IV!:
“There are so many other games which I have played for long hours. But I had never tried playing this particular game seriously. However, I knew that I can do it after I saw my brother playing it … I enjoyed the game very much. It’s fun playing long hours. It wasn’t that exhaustive for me, as one might feel.”
Chirantans’Â marathon was monitored by Zapak.com which had observers in place to inform Guinness World Records and make the attempt legitimate.
ChirantanÂ describes himself as an avid gamer that buys “The latest games in the market if it interests me. I don’t mind spending money on games at all.” To prepare for the massive endurance test he took up Yoga and exercised on a regular basis. He also drank a LOT of coffee during the marathon!
A true hardcore gamer! Hope he tries to break more records in the near future but I want to see some contenders to try and kick him off the podium!