An organization of six game enthusiasts within the Netherlands has established that you simply can play video games non-stop for days on give up without kicking the bucket — sleep is damned.
The games broke the Guinness World Record for non-stop gaming via playing for fifty hours immediately over the past weekend.
The ultimate time a trifling mortal reportedly attempted to play a sport for that long, he died of a heart attack. No truly.
The six Dutch gamers started gambling Rockstar’s new Wild West game “Red Dead Redemption” on PlayStation 3 machines starting Friday night time in Rotterdam. The players, all of the while of twenty-two and 36, were brothers Edward and Maykel Leest, Sven de Vries, Renzo Bos, Robbie van Eijkeren and Marcel van Waardenburg.
Though the record placing event commenced out as a ultimate-man-status kind of opposition, there’s not anything like video games and sleepless nights to carry humans collectively. As the opposition advanced, the Dutch gamers’ unity grew and that they unanimously decided to cease the marathon collectively after they hit the 50-hour mark.
“The contestants entered as rivals however left as pals,” stated Gaz Deaves, legitimate adjudicator of Guinness World Records who was accessible to supervise the marathon.
The occasion becomes staged as part of an advertising for the brand new TwistDock docking station — a tool from European audio/video corporation Vogels that continues sports controllers constantly charged.
Tjerk Mellink, a spokesperson for Vogels, said that the gamers had been allowed to take quick breaks. According to Guinness World Record policies, the competitors have been allowed a 10-minute damage for every hour played and could gather runtime. For example, one player controlled to accumulate time sufficient for an hour-and-a-half of a nap, Melling said.
Two medics have been handy to preserve an eye on the players’ health as well. Meanwhile, the gamers had been examined to make certain no drugs were used to help maintain them wakeful. And although the games have been allowed to drink coffee, they have been now not allowed to drink power liquids including Red Bull, Melling said.
What? No Red Bull? How is that even possible?
“We felt Red Bull is so full of caffeine, it’s just bad for you if you use an excessive amount of,” Melling stated. “We desired them to try this on their personal electricity. Our important intention becomes to keep them wholesome.”
And what did the guys get for his or her sleepless nights and cramped palms? A cash prize of one,000 Euros (about $1,296 US bucks), six TwistDocks, and (most importantly) Guinness World Record bragging rights.
You can watch a number of ultimate weekend’s document-breaking in action right here, but you may handiest know what they’re pronouncing if you talk Dutch.
The preceding professional global record for non-prevent gaming become set in September 2009 with the aid of Chirantan Patnaik from India who played some other Rockstar sport — “Grand Theft Auto IV” — for forty hours and 20 mins.