Malaysians set world record for non-stop gaming

April 13th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Cyberjaya, Apr. 13 (ANI): Malaysian gamers have achieved world record by playing video games for 40 hours non-stop.

It took more than 1,500 cans of energy drink and 274 people to beat their sleep at Cyberfusion 2009 on Sunday to get Malaysia’s name into the Guinness Book of World Records, the New Straits Times reports.

The previous record of 36 hours by 203 gamers set in California last year, was broken when organizers Cyberview and Advanced Micro Devices added two more hours to the original 38, and the players agreed to it.

Cyberview managing director Redza Rafiq said when the gamers breached the 38-hour playtime, they were excited and one could feel the expectancy in the air when they continued playing for the additional two hours.

“We continued to supply them with food and drink as well as making sure the venue remained conducive for them,” he said, laughing.

Redza said 291 people from as far as Penang had signed up for the event, but 17 dropped out due to fatigue.

“Hopefully, Malaysia’s achievement can be listed in the Guinness Book next year since we can only have 4,000 records in the book,” Guinness World Records adjudication executive Talal Omar said, adding that Guinness received some 1,000 applications for records every week.

Almost every player brought along a good-luck charm, such as figurines and dolls, and pillows to drive them to complete their mission.

“After 40 hours without sleep and shower, I have to attend to these basic needs fast,” gamer Irman Mohd Nawawi, 36, said.

Another player, Elaine Tan, 18, said she also could not wait to hit the shower. (ANI)

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