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      Consciousness in the Void Universal Mind's Avatar
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      Three classic video game world records broken this year

      A lot of you were not around when video games really became an enormous craze in 1982. I was alive, I was 10 years old, and I became obsessed with video games myself that year. The head hancho of video games then was Pac-Man, but three of the other biggest games were Asteroids, Donkey Kong, and Frogger. I just bumped into an article about a Seattle guy who broke the Asteroids world record this year. The record had been held since 1982. The guy played it for 58 hours straight to get the record. The article also mentions that the world records in Donkey Kong and Frogger were broken this year. I thought some of you might find that interesting.

      http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/p...mashed/1396032
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      DUDE!!!!!!!!

      I thought you were like, 24 or something :p but yeah, holy crap. that's insane. I can't believe the Asteroids record stood since '82!! 58 hours, jesus. wonder when that'll be beat...

      it's crazy those three were all beat in the same year, too. they are a little before my time, but still interesting to read about...the writer called this year a "rough year for video game records." why? why not, "exciting year"? o_o

      pff anyway. thanks for sharing! :D


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      Probably because they felt insane records like those should have stood the test of time. Especially since no one (most people) plays those games anymore.

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      I can't see these records ever being beaten at this point. I could always be wrong, but it seems like we are on the cusp of no one caring enough about beating the asteroids record enough to play for 58 consecutive hours just once, let alone all of the years of preparation it would take to get good enough to even attempt it.

      If it doesn't become some strange craze within the same generation as the guy holding the current record, the next generation isn't going to give two shits about it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Universal Mind View Post
      The guy played it for 58 hours straight to get the record.
      Hehe all I can think of is the WOW episode of South Park... "Mom, Bathroom!!" "That's a big boy"

      Some impressive numbers, though. I sucked at asteroids.

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      Man, I remember watching the documentary for Donkey Kong. These guys are nuts.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Replicon View Post
      Hehe all I can think of is the WOW episode of South Park... "Mom, Bathroom!!" "That's a big boy"
      Haha, no doubt!

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