One Guy Hit Borderlands 2’s Level Cap in a Record-Setting 43 Hours

Matt Siegfried wanted to be first.

So, the championship gamer—who's already notched #1 rankings in various titles—got Borderlands 2 as soon as he could at a midnight launch and started playing right away.

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DivineAssault 1851d ago

Damn, surprised he didnt die from sitting in place that long.. Some ppl are more core than ill ever be.. I dont have the time for that kind of dedication.. Even if i did, i wouldnt play something that long like this.. Now what does he have to look forward to?

JellyJelly1851d ago

I'm sure he'll find other games to feed his OCD.

guitarded771851d ago

Exactly... Speed running and speed completionists aren't exactly what I consider gamers. They typically aren't playing to experience the game, but to prove a point to themselves. I'm not knocking them... it's their time and money, but then you have people who say "____ game is too short because some guy in South Korea bet it in ____ time period", when in reality, games like Borderlands 2, Skyrim, etc, etc are meant to be enjoyed over a long time period... Not rammed down the pipe, chewed up and spit out.

lastdual1851d ago

Eh, whatever makes them happy. I prefer to take my time and soak up the atmosphere of a game, but if someone else prefers speed runs or trying to top the leaderboards, etc., then more power to them.

Just try not to damage your health. Even if a game you've been waiting for just released, it's still important to get a little exercise every day.

badz1491851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

43 hours of any game is LONG no matter how you see it! you don't ask about atmosphere or anything if you've played the game for 43 hours!

knowyourstuff1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

And guess what ladies, he's single!

jony_dols1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

Handsome Jack must'av been thinking: 'How do you kill one which has no life?'

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OhMyGandhi1851d ago

the way I look at is: he finished the game in less than 2 days, breaking a record, but ultimately destroying the entire experience of playing a game.

I love milking my own experience with a game, taking my time, hell I'll stop a game after an hour or so just to get excited about the prospect of jumping back in later.

It's hopefully his playstyle, and if he's doing it to be an elitist prick and chest thump his achievement, than who is to stop him?

scotchmouth1850d ago

I am right there with ya. Taking my time and enjoying the details

showtimefolks1851d ago

I rather play take my time open every little chest for weapons,money and ammo than to rush through it

I spent over 150-200 hrs into borderlands 1 with all it's dlc and that's playing single player no co-op

But great for him and his achievement

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Legion211851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

That's ridiculous, the game hasn't even been out for a week.

admiralvic1851d ago

Eh I guess. Me and my friend already beat every mission on true vault hunter and got Terra down to a 1 minute 30 second fight. When you factor in his down time and such, it's actually a MUCH shorter fight.

Dms20121851d ago

Pace yourself man, jeez.

AzaziL1851d ago

what's funny is the boatload of gamers that follow this guy's example and a week from now will be complaining about how short the game was.

badz1491851d ago

how is 43 hours "short"? as a beginner, I finished Kingdom Hearts 100% in under 30H...that's short, but this, not even close!

steve30x1851d ago

@ badz149: To a lot of people a 43 hour game is short.

AzaziL1850d ago

Last I checked, a lot of best selling titles could be beat in 5-10 hours. 43 hours on a speedrun is love.

TheGOODKyle1851d ago

This is newsworthy? I can name 5 people off the top of my head who are already level 50 or damn close to it around 45 hours as well. This isn't anything special especially in a SP and Co-Op game.