Man Records World’s LONGEST Video Game Marathon

Man Records World’s LONGEST Video Game Marathon

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A man from Quebec broke a Guinness World Record for playing an online video game for 44 hours, 44 minutes and 44 seconds.

According to news agency United Press International, Bobby Gamache runs a video game streaming channel on Twitch.

Gamache said he planned his session playing World of Warcraft to end at 34 hours.

“We learned at that time that someone else was actually trying to break the same Guinness World Record,” he said.

Gamache’s final time of over 44 hours earned him the Guinness World Record for longest video game marathon.

The previous record of 32 hours and 34 seconds came from Florida gamer Ian Haimes in 2017.

Meanwhile, someone has bought a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System for $660,000.

According to various news reports online, it broke the record for the highest price fetched for a video game.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said the copy of Super Mario Bros. took part of a short run produced in 1986.

“[F]inding another copy would be akin to looking for single drop of water in an ocean,” Valarie McLeckie said.

Accordingly, the video game spent 35 years untouched in a desk drawer since its purchase in 1986.

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