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Congratulations?: Man Beats Bejeweled 2

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Bejeweled 2, a game best known for lowering worldwide productivity 5%, has finally been beaten by a California man. But it wasn't easy! No, it wasn't easy.

A California steel contractor named Mike Leyde recently displayed one such type of persistence by playing a single round of his casual game of choice, Bejeweled 2, for 2,205 hours and 51 minutes over the course of three years. In that time, he collected 4,872,229 gems, earning the game's highest calculable score, 2,147,483,647

Good job, Mike. I can't think of a better way to spend 2,200 hours than beating a game made for bored housewives. What? No I'm not being jealous! Gimme the trophy or I'll cut you.

A short video of Mike's accomplishment after the jump.

Man 'beats' Bejeweled 2 after playing for 3 years [joystiq]

Thanks to Jasper, who beat the game years ago but doesn't like to brag.

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