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When Dan was recruiting Game Informer editors last March to join him in a crazy attempt to break a Guinness World Record, I was initially intrigued. Then I heard they were playing Super Smash Bros. and thought, “No way in hell!”Of course, I love Nintendo’s fighting series as much as the next gamer, but I knew there was no way I’d be able to stand playing it for 10 hours, let alone the 30 hours they eventually put in to break the record. To me, fighting out with friends is fun for an evening on the couch, but that much time would just drive me insane.After their record was broken later at E3, Dan came around again with a new take on the Guinness Records. We all would go for different ones of our choosing. I grabbed “Longest Video Games Marathon Playing a Role-Playing Game” and knew immediately what I would play.The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is made to be played for crazy amounts of time. I can picture the hours just flying by as I complete quests for all the various guilds, collect loot, and screw with the townspeople – or so I’m told. I’ve never actually played Oblivion for more than 20 minutes. Yes, it’s completely shameful, I know. Everyone loves this game, and I’ve always wanted to play it. I guess friends’ tales of investing over 100 hours into it always daunted me. After all, I could play five to seven other games in the same time span! Now that time is not an obstacle there’s no excuse. Besides, I’ve played plenty other RPGs like Mass Effect for that long in my gaming career.I know this is an awesome game and that the upcoming Skyrim could possibly be game of the year, so this is the perfect opportunity to jump into the Elder Scrolls world with both feet and see what I’ve been missing.
Be sure to read up on what the other editors are playing: Phil (Final Fantasy), Jeff Cork (Grand Theft Auto), Ben Reeves (Metal Gear), Tim (Resident Evil), and Dan (Mario).
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This is gonna be great!
Good luck Bryan! I had the same idea a few years ago actually. I'll be rootin for ya!
This will be a pretty awesome marathon considering you havent even really played it yet(shame on you by the way lol) When is this marathon stuff begin anyways?
I wish you luck on this journey. I honestly have not finished Oblivion the entire way. I did put a couple of hours into it, and was fascinated by the world around it, but for some reason, I could truly never get into it after that. I will be buying Skyrim though since it looks a lot better and feels right.
Another one game player. Can't say I liked Oblivion, but good luck, Bryan.
You all are just daring your readers to beat your records that you are setting you know.
These are the type of records that make me feel that the Guinness World Records are just a bunch of jokes.
Very good pick.