UPDATE, 630pm PT: He beat the world record! Still playing. - XJ
UPDATE, 9:00pm PT: Wow, okay, they finally stopped. Much screaming and champagne. - XJ
Following up on the post I made yesterday about a marathon attempt to set a world record for Grand Theft Auto gameplay (it's all happening right next door to Boing Boing tv, at DECA studios) -- bleary-eyed and sleep-depped Bush League GM/Executive Producer Allison Kingsley says, between caffeine slurps...
We're getting close! Jim, our dedicated Bushleaguer, is in his 23rd hour of playing GTA IV for the world record. It was a long, long night but he's nearing the 24th hour. The good news is he's doing surprisingly well, the bad news (in his words) after all this time he's only slept with one hooker.
Link to ongoing live video
Other favorite stats: 25.27% of the game completed34 missions passedstarted 23 fireskilled 10 people with bare handsshot to death 31 times265.46 is the longest jump distance1 kill with a molotov cocktail$50.00 most spent on a date (and although not a big spender he did score 5 times)38,188 spent on health care ...and the stat he's particularly proud of? 0 times cheated.
and chat; tweets here
, G4 just did an interview here
. Some quick iphone snaps I took of the ongoing madness are above, below, and here
Previously on Boing Boing:
* GTA IV world record attempt tonight, next door to BBtv
* Grand Theft Are You Fcking Kidding Me
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