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Apparently Microsoft was inspired by our heroic record-breaking Super Smash Bros. marathon, because they've announced they're giving Live members the chance to help set a record of their own. On April 23rd at 10am CST, they're attempting to set the "largest online 100m sprint" record utilizing Kinect Sports.
Microsoft fails to mention in their press release if there is even a previous record holder, but my keen journalistic investigation methods (a.k.a. the ability to perform a search on the Guinness site) haven't uncovered any evidence of one. Everyone that participates will receive a free Avatar t-shirt, but they'll all be winners just because they don't have to share a world record with Tim Turi. I envy them.
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very odd, but will probably get them a good amount of business.
they would have to share if tim joins in on this
that would be fun to be a part of
Sounds like fun, sort of, lol.
I don't get it. So they want a bunch of Kinect owners to log on and run a 100m sprint? Why would anyone want to do that? And as stated in the article, is there even a previous record? Why would there be? So if only the people at Microsoft log on, they'll still get it?
Is this just supposed to be a fun thing like, "Hey, you bought our piece of equipment even though we're not really supporting it, so let's all get online and pretend to run! Then we'll get a world record!"?
Also, I have this feeling they aren't going to list everyones name, or Xbox Live gamertag. So, I guess you can take pride in knowing you're one of the "people who logged on"? Just seems weird to me. I guess I'd do it if I'd found any reason to go out and buy a Kinect.
I really hope your record makes it to the next printed copy.
I hate when they just make up records
wait microsoft wants a bunch of gamers to run!? I know the old stereotype of gamers is gone but most of the gamers who play enough to pay for live (myself included) are still pretty lazy so microsoft is asking quite a bit of us lol