Neoseeker : News : Frag Dolls get into Guinness by playing a FPS for 24 hours straight
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iamjoe56 Apr 11, 08
This is kinda funny. I am surprised the record was only 24 hours, though. I have sat and played for 12 straight, easy. Maybe I should go two days.
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Jaseyboy12 Apr 11, 08
could beat that anyday

still kudos to them..
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SUPREM_KITE Apr 11, 08
good for them but i have played games with my freinds for two days (well actually a little less i think we fell asleep at about 40 hours) no sleep but it wasn't a single game it was multiple.
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kspiess Apr 11, 08
I'm not sure, but I think the Record was invented for this occasion. And not to say anything bad at all about what the Frag Dolls girl did -- that's great that they raised some dosh for breast cancer research -- but I'm guessing you couldn't throw a stone at a LAN party without hitting someone who could break 24 hours if it meant getting into Guinness. The next record will probably be like 72 hours at least, I'd guess.
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OkamiAlucard Apr 11, 08
more than likly this record will be broken shortly. nothing agaisnt the Frag Dolls but knowing how some people love their FPS games that record won't hold a week. proably hasn't because people rarely time how long they play games. I myself want to know what the record is for playing an RPG is and break it myself. Then have it broken by a person in japan shortly their after.
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VeGiTAX2 Apr 11, 08
Depends on the rules of the situation, if the server has to be populated the entire time or if they're allowed to browse. Either way if someone beats it I'd hope they'd do the same and show that gamers can help support research and charities as well. Seems that the mass media generally only gives FPS players bad press these days.

The 72hour thing is iffy, you have people dying at 74-76 hours on MMO's. Depends how they run the show for the record taking, I'm sure it also involves medical monitoring as well or it may prohibit things like your average energy drink.
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kspiess Apr 11, 08
Well if no energy drinks or caffeine are allowed, than that'd be completely different. Just figured that that stuff would be in. 72 would be very difficult, but out of the millions of FPS players, I could imagine there'd be some people up for it.

There is now a video on the event up on the Frag Dolls site:

http://www.fragdolls.co.uk/index.php/profile/category/kitt/

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VeGiTAX2 Apr 11, 08
Just seems like if they monitor enhancers for everything else, they'd monitor the use of energy drinks or caffeine as well in the process. It also makes it more interesting on their end because people can run hard but things escalate by the 20th hour. Although I do know a few insomniacs that would be up for it.
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kspiess Apr 11, 08
I could see the Guinness people not allowing energy drinks. Otherwise things could get dangerous!
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iamjoe56 Apr 11, 08
Veg. People do not DIE at those lengths without sleep, what happens is your brain shuts you down without asking. Death happens when the brain has been active for periods beyond four days. So three days would be pushing it, some may need sleep more than others, so they may end up being passed out before the limit. But death is not going to happen at three days without sleep.
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chautemoc Apr 11, 08
"They also tend to have agreeable appearances as well."

Hahaha, oh Kevin.
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iamjoe56 Apr 11, 08
He does have a point, Chautemoc.
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VeGiTAX2 Apr 11, 08
Joe apparently this guy didn't get your memo then.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Seung_Seop
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iamjoe56 Apr 11, 08
You do understand that the Human body is slightly more able to deal with lack of sleep than this, yes? I would be wiling to bet that he ended up dead because of the amount of Caffeine he ingested, lack of medication, or if he was an addict, Increased heart rate, etc. Though sleep deprivation is not a big cause in death. It also mentioned he was dehydrated. Also, exhaustion can be caused my muscle strain, like tensing when something is happening, even sitting for prolonged periods, like on a no backed stool. Can cause fatigue, also lack of food and dehydration cause fatigue. So really, there is no proof it was lack of sleep that killed him. Also, as I mentioned before, at a certain point, the brain will shut off the body and repair the damage. SO, unless he passed out, it was NOT lack of sleep that had anything to do with it.
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