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  • Dutch gamers break non-stop gaming world record at 50 hours!

    19 July 2010
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    Endurance Gaming Event World Record set by 6 gamers at 50 hours
    Last Friday 6 Dutch gamers began a gamermarathon that ended up lasting 50 hours. During this time, they played that many hours of Red Dead Redemption in a row and set a new world record!

    Called the “Twistdock Endurance Gaming Event”, it took place at a Dixons store in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Official representatives of Guinness World Records were present. They confirmed this was a successful attempt at breaking the previous world record by Chirantan Patnaik from India, that was set at 40 hours and 20 minutes.

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  • “The participants entered as foes and left as worldrecord-holding friends.”

    While the group of 6 gamers started out as competitors, along the way they unanimously decided to make it through the last tiring hours of the marathon together. “Gamers unite!” as they say. Gaz Deaves, record official for Guinness World Records had this to say: “The participants entered as foes and left as worldrecord-holding friends.”

    Congratulations to Edward & Maykel Leest, Sven de Vries, Renzo Bos, Robbie van Eijkeren, and Marcel van Waardenburg. Aside from the title Guinness Worldrecord holder, they each received €1.000 (that’s $1,300) and a Twistdock PS3 controller charger.

    For more photos of the event, check out the Endurance Gaming Flickr page.

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • http://hilarylindler.com Photographer Leia

      That is VERY impressive.

    • http://www.videogamesblogger.com Ferry

      Yeah it really is impressive Leia. I don’t know about you, but I get woozy/dizzy after staying up for 20+ hours in a row!

    • http://hilarylindler.com Photographer Leia

      I think the longest marathon I played was around 14 hours. Not only did I go to bed that night with Morrowind’s theme song playing in my head while I fought of daedra and nix hounds in my dreams … but I also didn’t want to play the game for a good moth afterwards.

      I have pulled a couple of all nighters out of necessity before, but I’m with you. 20+ hours of awake time is deficiently the ticket to wozzy/dizzyville

    • http://hilarylindler.com Photographer Leia

      *definitely the ticket to woozy/dizzyville

      Clearly I need more sleep.


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