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World Records are becoming a bigger and bigger deal in the world of gaming, with the legendary Twin Galaxies giving way to the Guinness World Records, Gaming Edition. This weekend, some players in the Netherlands are going to take a shot at one record in particular: The longest stretch of continuous play in the racing category. Here’s where it gets a bit confusing: The six gamers are going to make their attempts on July 16 (OK), at a Dixons (OK), on a PlayStation 3 (OK), playing Red Dead Redemption.Wait, what?“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 at Vogel’s, the company who’s sponsoring the attempt through its controller-recharge station. “Of course, we want to beat this record. And we’ll find out if we do on July 18th. Exciting!”Hold up now. While there are racing elements in the game, does Rockstar’s open-world Western count as a racing game? We’ve contacted some folks to get clarification. Regardless, we predict that there will be some extremely tired dudes in the Netherlands in the next few days. Let’s hope for their sake that they’re not tired and crushingly disappointed...
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Good luck to them but I don't get how Red Dead counts as racing. I'd like to hear what y'all find out.
!!!!! I have already done this -_- Halo 3, 10 friends 2 days straight
I don't think Red Dead should count as a racing game, unless they are literally going to do nothing but compete in races. Regardless, this doesn't seem that difficult. 40 hours sounds relatively reasonable as far as world record goes. I have some gaming friends whom I beat could beat this.
I no longer think Im a loser.
Certainly not a racer by any stretch of the imagination... and a horrible choice really, if they're going to be riding horseback for 40 hours... that's a lot of tapping... as opposed to just holding a pedal or trigger for any real racing title.
I think everyone's been playing Red Dead wrong...
these people will be dissapointed once they find out that racing in red dead is only a sidequest. also, finding out about them just made my self esteem rise.
I would much rather do this in GT4, or GT5 if it ever comes out.
Also, is it just me or does that video only show 5 guys?
No, it isn't racing. This is an affront to the record... lol.
id like to shoot for a record lol thatd be fun
Quite the way to cheat the record. Tell the guinness world record team that a non racing game is a racing game. Hell, when I played WoW I could of claimed to of beaten this record....think I traveled much further on my mounts in that game than on horseback in RdR.
40 straight hours? sounds like a good time
It feels, and I know people agree and disagree, like many people have done this before but informally... oh well. Hope they break it and have an reason for why Red Dead Redemption is now a racing game...
I don't see how RDR qualifies for this. Sure you can race endlessly, but it's not a racing game. It'd be easier to play a custom match on R-Factor or something like that.
If RDR counts for the racing category then all this is null and void for the sheer stupidity of that.
i have played games for days on end tons of times before fulled by monster and red bull
Best of luck to them but I bet they will forfeit at the 32 hour mark.
Seriously you know how much strain on your eyes that would be? And what about bathroom, food/drink breaks?