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Video – Youth plays MW2 for 17 hours straight, goes mad

Saturday, 14 November 2009 13:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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There’s a video after the break of a kid who can’t “get into” Modern Warfare 2, despite playing it for 17 consecutive hours.

He’s “upset”. We won’t spoil it for you. Take a look. Thanks, Simon.

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50 Comments

  1. Redh3lix

    Politicians and newspapers are gonna love this kid. Poster child for the damage to kids by videogames.

    Seriously…. WTF m8. Get out the house.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    I’d love to think this is Shatner, post-banishment.

    Anyway what a crazy. Yeah get out more, get a haircut, get some sleep, do some exercise and meet some people.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Armitage

    Poor kid. Don’t think the game’s the issue. Maybe the walls, he doesn’t seem to like them.

    17 hours though? I’d heard the game was very short.

    25 hours is my record, Rome: Total War. I just felt like sleeping after that, though.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    12 hours is my record, but this was way back in 03 I think when I was 12 and played an NHL game I rented.

    :/

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Armitage

    I win. Or lose, looking at it another way.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. MasterChiefFenix

    wrong answer, Redh3lix. i’m in teh house all day, so am I liek this kid? MATURITY. ANYWAYS, I was lul’ing when he started hitting the wall! so silly lol. This kid is Hollywood material.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    14 hours on Chrono Cross eventually passed out while playing the game, woke up and my neck hurt like hell and I was still in battle. Good times.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    that’s probably fake, just like that video with a german kid going nuts about Unreal Tournament.

    anyway, the longest I’ve played a game without a rest wasn’t more than 5-6 hours I think. well, maybe 8 at best.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Chris Crocker

    Leave Modern Warfare 2 ALONE!!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    Anyone seen his website? Jesus.

    http://www.jono11.co.uk/All%20my%20pictures.html

    #10 5 years ago
  11. David Sarkisjan

    @10

    :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DaMan

    Lol. well, then it isn’t fake I guess.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    Jesus, Cullen, that is the scariest thing I ahve seen ever.

    The ‘My Popular Life’ page indicates some proper resentment killer potential.

    The sort of kid who takes a gun to school and kills his math teacher.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Mad-elph

    I have to admit that I played from 5pm till noon the next day on release day, just cause I was enjoying it. I noticed it was late when the sun was coming up but I must have gotten another wind… anyway I did not turn out like this kid, use discretion when playing though. You could be the poor sap who kills this kid that one last time that makes him break. But honestly so many little kids are playing this game. I asked the kid how old he was and he said 11. I believe him because his voice sounded like his balls haven;t dropped yet. The vid above is one reason games should be restricted to an appropriate audience.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Dean

    “Technically speaking, the guy’s a loon.”

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    That kid deserves a spanking with a willow branch. God I sound like my Grandmother. Still. Wow. What a piece of work.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    Lack of parents obviously. THis is just another kid that is a product of unwilling parents.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Superfrog

    Internet victim. Parents failed. That is your potential prototype school shooter. I still don’t get what exactly his problem with MW2 is (except that he obviously doesn’t like the weapon choice). Maybe he just got pwned over and over again in multiplayer?

    Anyway, I’m glad he’s not German, otherwise the German anti-gaming press would get nuts over this video.

    Btw, the dumbasses posting comments on Youtube are priceless: “Fucking PS3 fag. You wouldn’t get this shit on Xbox Live.”

    #18 5 years ago
  19. daytripper

    i cant understand what he’s saying most of the time, the lad lacks guidance or he is just a natural gobshite.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Hunam

    On some of the lans I’ve been too me and my mates ended up playing CS for 18 hours or so on the first day. First of 5 days mind. But with Icewind Dale I think I did 3 14 hour days in a row.

    Mental Fortitude +5 in my case I think.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    It’s fine very occasionally to play a game all day and night… Just not fine to react like this.

    Indeed, no doubt clueless parents. Or none at all and a lack of guidance. I am not gonna have kids ever… NEVER.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Hunam

    I have to say, when he pulled up the ps3 version there was no surprised in my heart.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DaMan

    I just never could play for so long, I guess it’s because I play a game for as long as it’s exactly ‘fun’.. I mean, I could never get into stuff like WoW, or MMOs in general. games like that are more like some kind of an uh, hobby.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. daytripper

    http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4657/brummypissbag.jpg

    forum avatar if anyone wants it

    #24 5 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    I am with Hunam completely. The correlation between PS3 owners and this behaviour is pretty much a constant.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. bravotangosix

    Everybody seems to have skipped over the fact that MW2 is an 18 rated game and that this kid is far from 18, be that phyiscally or mentally. Children are not equiped to deal with too many mental pressures or strains. This child is a prime example of why we have a rating system and what happens when that rating system is ignored just to satisfy the demand he has put on his parents to buy him the latest games. Rules are there for adults, parents are supposed to be there for children. Where are the parents?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Talyis

    Really come on only 17 hours, I hope this guy is not on my friends list if this vid really legit. I have played well over 17 hours straight on games like FF7, Beyond the Beyond, Rogue Galaxy, Lunar, Grandia, Suikoden, Disgaea and more. My buddy even played Counterstrike Source so long his nose started bleeding and he still kept playing I think his nose started bleeding at around 48 hours!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. daytripper

    @26 he’s19 not 9!

    #28 5 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    bravotangosix, I don’t know what to say, I believe this generation has been broguht up on mature games.

    Not one of my friends hadn’t played GTA3 when they were 12 or 13. And then each successive GTA, while underage.

    I knew kids, who had played Manhunt when it came out, my age.

    While it’s hypocritical of me to do my own backseat psycho-analysis and protest yours, it’s safe to say mine is way more general. And even then, I am comfortable saying mine is very likely not an accurate summation of the cause of his problems.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. reask

    bravotangosix said:

    Where are the parents?

    Waiting for the slow git to hurry the f**k up with the game so they can play it. :)

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW4RF5gHOMo

    After watching that, he’s either a comic genius or needs serious psychological help.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DarkElfa

    Well, thank god he’s British and not American, we have enough problems with wankers.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Robo_1

    I honestly don’t know what’s worse, the cringeworthy contents of the video, or the bile filled comments.

    I mean people just openly telling him to go kill himself or make a suicide video next, mixed with a heap of comments on how ugly the poor kid is! The guy clearly has issues so I’d be very worried about firing off those sorts of comments at him.

    Poor show all round really. :(

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    I think I played WoW for something like 24 hours straight once. I felt really, really ill by the end of it.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Robo_1

    “Anyone seen his website? Jesus.

    http://www.jono11.co.uk/All%20my%20pictures.html

    Holy hell!!

    Have you got up to the I’m better than everyone page. Fuck me, there’s some proper amaze packed into that site!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Dralen

    That was really really fucked up. When he started punching the wall my jaw almost fell off. Poor kid needs to sleep, I wouldn’t be surprised if the crazy van comes round to his house sooner or later.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Mike

    My best is 64 straight hours on Championship Manager on the Amiga back in the early 90s.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    I assume you mean with bouts of sleep… because I’m pretty certain after 64 hours of gaming without sleep you’d do some permanent damage to yourself.

    (Not to mention that would have smashed the world record. ;) )

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Uncontested

    Can’t believe this would get posted here.. worst video ever.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DaMan

    this is nothing compared to this guy – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSqDbfuUFYQ

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Bulk Slash

    Yeah, I’m dying a lot in the game as well. But I don’t film myself crying about it and put it on the internet. Maybe I should?

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Dannybuoy

    I did about 72 hours on and off with the flu, in bed, off work playing TLoZ Wind Waker when it came out. It was a strange experience. I’m not sure if the game made my flu better or worse. It sent me a little bit mad I’d say

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Psychotext

    I once watched nine months worth of Eastenders over a few days when my missus came back from working in Germany.

    We were borderline suicidal by the end of it. :D

    #43 5 years ago
  44. shinsen_dn

    This guy needs some serious help…..

    #44 5 years ago
  45. DarkElfa

    I watched the first five seasons of lost in one sitting. Then I had a psychotic episode.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. cachucha

    haha my comment deleted :/

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Armitage

    I once ate THREE shredded wheat.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    “I watched the first five seasons of lost in one sitting. Then I had a psychotic episode.”

    I recently watched every season of the Sopranos over a week or so…

    …and was confused by the ending.

    “I once ate THREE shredded wheat.”

    8O

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Slam Da Brakes

    I am assuming the poor lad is struggling with Spec Ops? He doesn’t explain why the game sucks. Perhaps he should consider using a walkthrough. After 17 hours (the game is quite short) he could have done with a couple of hints or so.

    Please don’t let the tabloids get hold of this video. This lad could be end up being the turning point of this industry…

    #49 5 years ago
  50. theworm

    My longest was probably 14 hours, overnight on Illusion of Time on the SNES many, many years ago. I could barely function the next day, so I had a shower, then played for another 5.

    #50 5 years ago

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  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

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  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

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  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

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  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]