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Microsoft MinecraftMinecraft is known for pulling its players in, but this guy ended up playing the game for over 35 hours this past weekend.

According to the BBC, British man Joe Kelly played Minecraft for 35 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds, beating the known current record of 24 hours and 10 minutes.

Additionally, Kelly’s Minecraft spree raised a little more than $2,700 for cancer research.

Photo via YouTube/Joe Kelly
Photo via YouTube/Joe Kelly

Kelly told the BBC he’s been playing Minecraft only a couple hours per week since 2010.

Known as the the Magikel One on YouTube, he said that he wanted to do the longest Minecraft game ever to set the new world record — “probably the nerdiest recored I can think of,” he says via YouTube — and raise money for cancer research.

“Staying awake wasn’t too bad — I did the whole thing without any caffeine,” Kelly told the BBC. “There were no stimulants other than sugar and stubbornness.”

Next up: Submitting results to Guinness World Records.

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