Now we all know that as gamers, deep down we’re a bunch of sad sacks. There’s not really anything particularly edifying about being sat in a darkened room for hours on end, twiddling buttons so you can beat a previous high score, or so you can ram the taunts of an weaselly little American kid right down his throat. And don’t get us started on the language some us use, it’s almost as bad as a Trekkie speaking Klingon.

So spare a thought for these happy Dutch campers, who spent 50 hours straight playing Red Dead Redemption in order to break the previous record of 40 hours. Why, given that they only won €1000, they did this is anyone’s guess, but it says something sad about human beings, doesn’t it? It’s sunny outside, go and look at barely dressed women, put the controller down!

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