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Teen Plays 'Dance Dance Revolution' for 16 Hours, Lands World Record: Cool or Crazy?

Gaming 2011/12/28 22:35:36
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Marathon gaming generally isn't the healthiest thing for your body if you're playing games like "World of Warcraft" or "Modern Warfare 3," but 17-year-old Alexander Skudlarek got the workout of his life when he played "Dance Dance Revolution" for 16 hours, 18 minutes, and nine seconds in October. This week, he received confirmation that the feat landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records for "the longest videogames marathon playing Dance Dance Revolution."

According to Kotaku, the marathon did allow him a ten-minute break every hour, but it got him the record anyway so who's counting? Skudlarek also told Kotaku he isn't all that into "DDR." He just scoured Guinness and picked something he thought he could pull off. And he did, but "DDR" has a lot of hardcore fans. We anticipate a challenger some time very soon...

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  • gabitron 2011/12/29 04:05:39
    Cool
    gabitron
    +2
    that's groovy man ddr funny
  • NickTheAceBassist 2011/12/29 03:48:00
    Cool
    NickTheAceBassist
    +1
    Good exercise to I have trouble playing for fifteen minutes
  • Rukasaki ~~ Hawkshadow 2011/12/29 02:53:51
    Crazy
    Rukasaki ~~ Hawkshadow
    i love that game, but not even i could last more than a few hours...
  • Linkums 2011/12/29 02:42:08 (edited)
    Cool
    Linkums
    +1
    I have some friends that play ITG (like DDR only more moddable and better) pretty seriously. I think I'll share this story... I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of them wanted to challenge this record.

    Edit: I asked them and in fact there was a guy who did it for 40 hours but "wasn't recognized by Guinness because he couldn't afford pay for the Guinness people to be there that long. Several witnesses saw it, videos of songs throughout - what more do they want?"
    Here's the link about it: http://www.aaronin.jp/boards/...
    Edit: Though upon checking out the thread myself, it looks like it's still not out of the question for the guy to get recognized for it.
  • teddyheady123 2011/12/29 02:31:37
    Crazy
    teddyheady123
  • music7car 2011/12/29 02:23:31
    Cool
    music7car
    +2
    That IS cool! Kind of crazy but cool! I mean, if it were me I know I would have fainted after 3 or 4 ours in a row so for him to be able to keep it up for 16 hours is amazing! =)
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2011/12/29 01:53:55
    Cool
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    +1
    Anything that's crazy and done well, that's really cool.
  • Alexandria 2011/12/29 01:44:10
    Cool
    Alexandria
    +1
    Exercise at its finest.
  • Roberto 2011/12/29 01:20:59
    Cool
    Roberto
    +2
    It's like working out, so it's like a physical exercise
  • dv 2011/12/29 00:22:58
    Crazy
    dv
    That's rediculous they better have gotten paid for that! Lol
  • steven.lowell 2011/12/29 00:05:08
    Cool
    steven.lowell
    +5
    Thats awesome. I once played Rockband 3 for 24 hours straight for a charity event back in October! Rock on!
  • NickThe... steven.... 2011/12/29 03:49:01
    NickTheAceBassist
    What's your fav song on RB3?
  • James 2011/12/28 23:50:10
    Crazy
    James
    +1
    Yet cool at the same time
  • Marissa 2011/12/28 23:42:10
    Cool
    Marissa
    thats both cool and crazy, but i just had to go with cool.
  • Greenbay 2011/12/28 23:38:18
    Cool
    Greenbay
    +1
    I wish I could pick both because not only is it a good workout but it's a crazy long workout
  • critter171 2011/12/28 23:29:13
    Cool
    critter171
    +1
    that takes a lot of time to do he was not sitting with his fingers he was using his feet good for him. congrats bud don't worry about haters who said "crazy"
  • James critter171 2011/12/28 23:50:02
    James
    lol, just because they picked crazy doesn't mean they are haters... I picked crazy because that's just...crazy!! What would possess him to do that?!
  • critter171 James 2011/12/29 00:46:07
    critter171
    +1
    fun to do it? why would it be crazy...
  • James critter171 2011/12/29 04:08:45
    James
    lol, come on 16 hours? Bit extreme, but yes... it probably would be fun.
  • critter171 James 2011/12/29 04:12:42
    critter171
    knowing how bad the game is yes i could agree 16 hrs is to long but in this case.. i don't know...
  • James critter171 2011/12/29 04:41:06
    James
    lol, once again "What would possess him to do that?!" seems to be the question that remains! lol
  • OzSurfer 2011/12/28 22:56:57
    Cool
    OzSurfer
    +8
    The real challenge would be to play it with distractions :)
    real challenge play distractions
  • Ego Death OzSurfer 2011/12/31 16:29:28
    Ego Death
    +1
    naked women are oblivious to most gamers.
  • OzSurfer Ego Death 2011/12/31 20:49:46
    OzSurfer
    +1
    Lol! yeah notice the guy behind the girl - he's actually watching the game ??
  • Ego Death OzSurfer 2012/01/02 07:36:25
    Ego Death
    +1
    Choking on your Dorito's but can't take a break from pwning?

    We have a full team of anti choking escorts to perform the Heinrich Maneuver while you are in battle.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2011/12/28 22:37:31
    Crazy
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +1
    I can't even play that game for 16 seconds!
    I always be losin'!

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