Let's Play for Child's Play
Gaming - Gaming Entertainment
What is "Let's Play for Child's Play"?
From August 8th, 2011 to August 11th, 2011, six Gameinformer Magazine Editors broke six different Guinness
World Records. Now, two Longwood University students set out to break two of those records. Matt Paxton sets
his sights on the record for “Longest Video Games Marathon Playing Mario (series)” which is currently set at 50
hours by Daniel Ryckert of Gameinformer Magazine. Any game in the Mario series can be used to break this
record. Dan Ryckert’s record is not the only one being threatened. Will Chase is looking to break the “Longest
Video Games Marathon Playing an RPG” which has been set at 44 hours by Bryan Vore of Gameinformer
Magazine. Whereas Bryan Vore won his record playing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Will is using Elder Scrolls V:
Skyrim as his weapon of choice. While both participants plan to break the record, they do not plan to stop at 50
hours. How long will these two last?
These two are not in it solely for the glory, however. While breaking these records, the two, supported by a crew of volunteer workers,
will be raising money for Child’s Play Charity. The goal is to raise $1000 dollars for Child’s Play Charity, a charity organization
that raises money, books, movies, toys, and games to children’s hospitals around the world to provide a ray of
light from a generally unpleasant experience.
During the attempts the crew will have call-ins such as Graham Stark from Loading Ready Run/Desert Bus for Hope,
Jamie Dillion of Child’s Play Charity, James Higginbotham of Pure Nintendo Magazine, and possibly Dan Ryckert
of Gameinformer Magazine.
The event will also feature live auctions of hand-made crafts created for this event.
The whole event will be live-streamed on our website, and it will have a chatroom so you can interact with the crew
as they slowly go insane from lack of sleep.
They've probably gotten in way over their heads, but the whole event should be a lot of fun,
so please stop on by to show your support or just say “hi”.