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The tech giant is partnering with the Guinness Book of World Records at E3 for a contest that will challenge 50 gamers to play tablet games for 26 hours straight.
The Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge happen during the annual gaming convention and is being held to promote Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processor. It will take place in the Gilbert Lindsey Plaza in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 5th and 6th.
If you'd like to participate, a qualifying event will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at the Lexington Social House in Hollywood. The 50 top players at that event will be invited to attempt the world record at E3. If you make it that far, you'll play tablet games from Gameloft, Halfbrick, Sega, and Namco Bandai on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. There will be up to $50,000 in cash and prizes awarded -- including a grand prize of $20,000.
As some of the Game Informer staff learned, setting a world record is hard work! So we wish all the participants the best.
For more details go to the challenge's official site.
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I don't think angry birds could keep anyone busy for 26 hours.
Oh boy, tab;et games for 26 hours? That's gonna be tough...
i hope they can kill pig and aim straight at the same time, whenever they need to go to the bathroom.
WHY IS IT FOR ONLY CALIFORNIA STATE RESIDENTS!!! Nothing to do with gaming ever happens in poor old Gilbert, Arizona....I am very good at playing games continuously, I pretty seriously have a chance to defeat this record, like a lopt of poeple could. I just have no contest or anything going on out here in the middle of the desert...I love this state, mind you, i just wish more stuff could happen here...anyody else wishing for mmore stuff in their home state?
Twitching carpal tunnel Batman! Tablet games???
Ugh that sounds horrible.
I wouldn't mind playing Infinity Blade II for 26 hours.
C'mon, if Dan can do 50 hrs anybody can do this. And I mean ANYBODY! XD
i hope they could kill pig and goal straight at precisely the same time, every time they should go to the rest room.
A true test of endurance. Playing mobile games for 26 hours straight would be boring as hell, even with a variety of games.