The editors at Game Informer magazine have once again made their way into the records book, this time with six new videogame marathon records.
Jeff Cork, Phil Kollar, Ben Reeves, Dan Ryckert, Tim Turi and Bryan Vore all played for over 24 hours in the Game Informer offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, starting August 6th and ending on August 7th or 8th.
Back in March this year, Jeff, Ben, Dan and Tim attempted the longest fighting game marathon, setting an impressive benchmark of 30 hours.
That record was broken by CraveOnline in June at E3, prompting Game Informer into action.
Instead of going for the fighting game again, two new editors (Phil and Bryan) joined in with the team deciding to sweep out the category by breaking six different videogame records.
Of the six, only one was a current record, with Jeff Cork attempting to beat the longest videogames marathon playing Grand Theft Auto (series) at 40 hours 20 minutes. The other five were all new records, with a minimum of 24 hours.
The new records are as follows:
Dan Ryckert - Longest videogames marathon playing Mario (series) - 50 hours
Jeff Cork - Longest videogames marathon playing Grand Theft Auto (series) - 50 hours
Tim Turi - Longest videogames marathon playing a survival horror game (Resident Evil series) - 27 hours 9 minutes
Ben Reeves - Longest videogames marathon playing a stealth game (Metal Gear Solid series) - 48 hours
Phil Kollar - Longest videogames marathon playing a Japanese-style Role-Playing Game (Final Fantasy series) - 34 hours.
Bryan Vore - Longest videogames marathon playing a Role-Playing Game (Elder Scrolls: Oblivion) - 43 hours 21 minutes