Video games are often only worthy of short sessions, or can be completed over the course of a weekend. Many of the people who buy the Call Of Duty games year in, year out play through the campaign on the day of release, for instance.
However, there are games which last a little longer. Sports games can be played until the end of time, RPGs takes hundreds of hours to squeeze the most out of, and strategy games are notorious for sucking your life away.
One Reddit user has proved this beyond all doubt, revealing (via VentureBeat) he is currently playing a game of Civilization II that has lasted for over a decade. The story of how it has lasted so long – three superpowers fighting for what is left in the nuclear wasteland – makes for fascinating reading.
It looks like this is a war that can never be won, but a whole subreddit has been created aimed at bringing the game to an end. This whole thing offers a fascinating glimpse into how video games can addict, enthrall, and ultimately frustrate those who play it.