Gamer Chases Continuous Playing Record With Skyrim
You think you have gaming marathons every once in a while? Bet you aren't willing to try this...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a massive game, one that can easily suck up 100+ hours of gameplay. I remember losing three or four hours at a clip without even noticing, so it has that curious "time disappearance" capability.
And according to a report in the The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville gamer Drew Carrico is going to use that to his advantage as he tries to break a world record. He has already been up for over 24 hours, and he intends to stay awake past 43 hours and 21 minutes, the current record for continuous playing of a video game. He won't be happy with 43 hours and 22 minutes, though; he wants to play for 80 hours.
The rules are that Carrico can eat and drink, provided it doesn't really stop him from playing, and he can take a 5-minute break every hour. If he doesn't take that break, the five minutes will build up, and he can take a longer break at a later time. Said Carrico:
"My goal is to build up to get a two- or three-hour break. That way I can take a nap and be re-energized when I am about to crash. Will power is what is keeping me going, I haven't had any energy drinks or coffee. It's mostly will power, and I have got some really good friends here helping."
Stay away from those energy drinks or any caffeinated crap, Drew. That's a good plan. The ones that don't have caffeine could help, but the ones that do would just make you want to crash and burn a few hours later...and that would totally suck when you're trying to stay awake and concentrate.
Anyway, good luck. I ain't doin' that.
12/30/2011 10:33:23 AM Ben Dutka