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World Record For Gaming Could Be Shattered This Weekend

World Record For Gaming Could Be Shattered This Weekend

Love seeing records broken? What about records that you never thought could ever be broken? Vogel's, which is described as the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, has just announced that on July 16th, Gerdi Vogels, CEO of Vogel’s, will give the starting shot for a new Guinness World Record attempt for Non-Stop Gaming.

Yes, non-stop gaming. You may think that's a record that you'd love to attempt to break. But is it? The world record sits at 40 solid hours in a row, so that means that Gerdi will have to game for nearly two full days without sleeping in order to break it. Now are you still interested?

Of course, the company is also using this opportunity so introduce the PS3 TwistDock accessory, as gamers at Dixons will spend the entire weekend playing Red Dead Redemption on the PS3. The Guinness World Record winner will receive a 1,000 Euro prize plus a TwistDock docking station for the PS3, but we suspect it'll take at least a week before the winner can recover and actually enjoy the spoils. So, anyone entering?


VOGEL’S ANNOUNCES WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR NON-STOP GAMING

Attempts to Beat the 40 Hour Gaming World’s Record on July 16, 2010 in Rotterdam

Gamers Use Vogel’s TwistDock at Marathon to Keep Controllers Charged for Continuous Gaming

July 13, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands, - Vogel’s www.vogels.com, the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, announced today that on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM Central European Time (CET) in Rotterdam, Gerdi Vogels, CEO of Vogel’s, will give the starting shot for a new Guinness World Record attempt for Non-Stop Gaming.  The world’s record attempt marks the introduction of the new must-have accessory for the Sony PlayStation®3 (PS3TM): Vogel’s TwistDock www.twistdock.com.

Gamers to Play Red Dead Redemption for Entire Weekend - Ultimate Test of Stamina & Endurance

On July 16th at Dixons, the largest chain store in the Netherlands, the marathon session for the Guinness World Records will begin with six champion gamers spending the entire weekend – day and night – playing Red Dead Redemption on the PS3.  The gamers will attempt to beat the current World’s Record of 40 hours for gaming in the racing category with the help of Vogel’s TwistDock providing non-stop play by keeping their PS3 controllers continuously charged.  The Guinness World Record winner will receive a 1,000 Euro prize plus a TwistDock docking station for the PS3.

“During this attempt to break the record, it’s all about stamina and perseverance.  The current gaming Guinness World Record in the racing category is 40 hours,” said Albert Zeeman, VP of Innovations, Vogel’s and the inspiration for the record breaking attempt.  “Of course, we want to beat this record. And we’ll find out if we do on July 18th.  Exciting!”

Vogel’s TwistDock – Clean, Stylish & Sexy

The Guinness World Records gaming marathon coincides with the introduction of the new essential docking station for the PS3:  TwistDock.  TwistDock connects, docks, expands, and charges the PS3, keeping cables and controllers organized and neat for a home entertainment center that looks clean, stylish and sexy.  A must-have for all PS3 users, TwistDock received rave reviews for its elegant form and functionality after its introduction at E3 Expo held in June in Los Angeles (see press quotes: http://www.twistdock.info/aboutus/press/pressquotes/).  TwistDock is expandable and integrates with the PS3, working with both the Original and the Slim versions of the PS3 gaming console.

Currently available in Europe through Dixons and Dynabyte, TwistDock will be available in the U.S. Q4 2010 in time for the holiday season.  For more information, see: www.twistdock.com and www.vogels.com. 
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40 hours dosnt seem that long. didnt some korea guy do it for 3 days or something? Also why are we having dumb contest like this, it should be on the pc not ps3

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where did you get 3 days from? I goggled non-stop gaming record and came up with 40 Hours.

Also you asked why... Because they can and this is the stuff we like too see :P. This is not dumb :)

But, i could never last 40 hours gaming, and its just racing, i would get bored so fast :(

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I could probably game for 40 hours straight lol

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Yea i did 40 hours once on a bet (though i did go to the bathroom). but i remember reading about this korea guy that was said to have died from playing WoW for 3-4days

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40 hours playing a racing game. Please note that this is for racing games and not for overall longest time playing games, still I wonder how long he can do it without getting bored racing the same tracks over and over again.

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If he died from playing games 3-4 days straight he already had something wrong with him.

Also... i've gone on some pretty long gaming binges lol Even Playing racing games... If I knew the record was set so low, i'd have made an attempt at it long ago lol

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To set the record straight, the Korean dude died playing StarCraft for 50 hours...but not strictly speaking continuously, since he took brief naps and toilet breaks. And this was in public, at an internet cafe.

Honestly, I think this sort of contest is despicable. I will admit I'm at the "addiction" level where I can sit down to a game and not be able to tear myself away for hours (I think the longest I made it was "only" 8 hours, and only one time) but this is just sick. Encouraging something like this...do they have no shame? How can they promote crapping into a sock, pissing into a cup, and having Red Bull fed into you intravenously for at least 40 hours straight?

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lol People have broken records far more stupid than this lol

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Why are you guys talking about racing games? They said Red Dead Redemption, which is even worse. Unless, you think riding on a horse and shooting people is a racing game.

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How is the game red dead? havnt got a chance to play it yet.

If this contest was for a game like battlefield, counter strike, or some kind of mmorpg it would be so easy.

Also are you able to pee in a bottle or do you have to hold it for the contest

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@fat78: I invented a device for when I was addicted to EQOA and would play for such a long time continuously it would make that anecdotal Korean guy look like a quitter. I called it the "PeeDock." OK, it was just a bottle on a tiny rolling Ikea table, nut still.

The report on the South Korean guy (henceforth "the SKG") was on BBC News, so it's reliable. Most of the rest of the chatter has classic Urban Legend attributes: "Everyone knows a story about..." "There are many reports of..." And while I'm sure that there have been deaths while playing videogames (gamers tend not to be such heart-healthy people after all), I think it's rarer than the popular (and sensationalist) press would have us believe. A plot on Boston Legal, which was about a latchkey game-addicted kid and a mom working overtime, probably has been quoted as a real case by someone with an axe to grind.

The SKG, and other reputed deaths, mostly have to do with people fatiguing themselves to the extreme-- not videogames per se. Synopsis: You're safe, guys, just cut down on the cheeseburgers and hit the gym every once in a while.

I wonder, though: Performance tends to degrade after 16 hours doing anything, no matter how fascinating the task. Are they going to subtly switch to "Easy" setting halfway through?

And why are we amazed at a mere 40 hours? Guinness no longer records self-destructive feats, but when they stopped, the record was 276 hours; claims have been made of up to 449 hours. I guess they're stopping at 40 because after 60 hours or so awake most people hallucinate-- and when the game is essentially Grand Theft Auto with horses, maybe you don't want that as source material.

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He'll probably look something like this when he beats the record. 

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What are the rules on bathroom breaks, eatting and naps?

Not allowed?

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well i know that most people arnt going to die from playing video games, i am just wonder what happened with that korea guy. Why was he playing so long?

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fat78 probably because he's addicted to the game and can't stand to stop playing the game for even 1 second except for bathroom breaks and stuff.

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Sooooo are there any results to this happening yet?

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That's about as long as your average doctor works during residency.

 

Also, Guinness withdrew its backing of a sleep deprivation class because of the associated health risks. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/6689999.stm

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Wow that's pretty nuts, 11 days with no sleep and eating raw food too. Doesn't sound too appetizing lol

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that is insane. 

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i love my battlefield bad company 2 game alot but i am not going to play the game for 3 days unless i was geting something for it.

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You'll get something for it lol not something you'll want.... but i'm sure you'll get something... lol

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fat78:

i love my battlefield bad company 2 game alot but i am not going to play the game for 3 days unless i was geting something for it.

What you talking about, you get experience which you use to unlock the important stuff that you're supposed to have, such as defliberators and the ability to repair vehicles. Plus, who wouldn't play for 3 days, they're hooked on the game. It's their choice to keep playing beyond their limits.

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heh.... I guess he could get that stuff too... I was thinking more he would get poor blood circulation from staying in 1 place so long, and sores, and some really bad BO. Things like that :-P

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