The social gaming site Raptr tracks the number of hours its users spend playing each game, and has named Borderlands 2 the 2012 release that players spent the most time on.
Black Ops 2 actually earned the highest number of total hours played on Raptr for a new game, but the average playtime per user for Borderlands 2 was nearly 50% higher than for the latest Call of Duty game.
Borderlands 2 also won the award for 'Most-Played Long Awaited Sequel' and the 'No Bathroom Break' award for longest average play session without stopping.
For the latter award, both Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect 3 broke the previous record with average play sessions over four hours, though Borderlands 2 was slightly higher.
[Left: 'Dragon's Dogma' / Right: 'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition']
Other awards included Dragon's Dogma winning 'Most Played New IP', Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition winning 'Most Played XBLA Game', Star Wars: The Old Republic winning 'Most Successful Paid To Free-To-Play Game', Portal 2 earning the 'Biggest Boost From User-Generated Content' award and Modern Warfare 3 winning the overall title 'Most Played Game Of 2012'.
Borderlands 2 continues to receive new content, as the newly announced Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC will be the third of four pieces of campaign DLC releasing between now and June 2013.
Each pack costs $9.99 (£6.30) on PC and PS3, and 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80 / $10) on the Xbox 360.
All four pieces of DLC are included in the Season Pass, which can be picked up for $29.99 (£18.90) on PS3 and PC, and 2400 Microsoft Points (£20 / $30) on Xbox 360.
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Watch the launch trailer for Borderlands 2 below: