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

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


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.



  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.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. David Sarkisjan



    #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

    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

    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.

    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 –

    #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.”


    #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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