So Monday morning when I got to the office, I immediately went into the blog’s mailbox to see who would become the winner of our contest. When I left on Friday, we had a couple guys with game times around 600 hours, but it turned out our winner would best these impressive efforts. There were also a few folks sending in multiple screen shots showing total game time across different players, but as the rules noted, this contest was for one game save.
Without further ado, I’d like to congratulate KrisztiÃ¡n KovÃ¡cs of Hungary as becoming the “Oblivion Iron Man.” With a gameplay time of 700:48:55, he was the official winner by nearly 50 hours. If you think about that, that’s like playing for the entire month of February — even if it’s leap year! To quote Pete on the accomplishment, “Da-yum!”
KrisztiÃ¡n, 33, has been playing Oblivion since the game’s release — replacing Morrowind as his favorite game. He claims that he doesn’t have much spare time, but when he’s taking a break from his job as a tinsmith, Oblivion is his favorite break from the real world.
Congrats to KrisztiÃ¡n! We’ll be sending out his copy of Oblivion, signed by Sean Bean and Terrence Stamp.