May 03 AT 7:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

Qualcomm has $50k in cash prizes if you can game on a tablet for 26 hours straight


Think you could game on a tablet for 26 hours in a row? Ever dream that your name would appear in the Guinness Book of World Records? Want a shot at $50,000 in cash prizes?

Today Qualcomm announced they are working with the Guinness Book of World Records to host the first ever Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge at this year’s E3. Gamers will be provided with a Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and then be challenged to play the latest Android games to beat the record of Longest Video Games Marathon on a Tablet.

Qualcomm tells us they have partnered with popular developers Gameloft, Halfbrick, Sega, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., Glu and Com2Us, so there should be plenty of games to keep you going.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and we know a lot of you do, then you should register for the qualification event that is taking place later this month. Anyone who is a California resident and over the age of 18 can sign up, and they will be entered into a random drawing for one of 120 spots for the qualification party.

Qualification Party details include:

  • What: Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge Qualification
  • Where: Lexington Social House, 1718 Vine St., Hollywood, CA
  • When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:oo PM
  • How: Register now

Once the 120 participants have been chosen for the qualification event, they will compete on one game that will be announced at the event. The top 50 Challengers will win a coveted seat for the Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge at E3 from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 through to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.

Those who are lucky enough to qualify for the World Record challenge will have a chance to score some serious cash prizes and a new Android tablet.

Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize – $20,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Second Prize – $15,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Third Prize – $7,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Fourth Prize – $5,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Fifth Prize – $3,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab

We love Android games and I’m thinking about attending, so let us know if you register and plan to attend. Are you up to the challenge?

Source: Qualcomm

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  • Zagrash

    all I need are Kairosoft titles…26 hours? that’s nothin…

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Yes, comment voting is working again! +1 to Kairsofot.

      • Zagrash

        +1 to Kairosoft indeed! damn those games…

    • Joel

      Any of the GTA games will hold me over for 26 hours. But damn, on a tablet?…hm….I could ninja the hell out of some fruit for that long too….damn fruits..

  • droilfade

    man this looks awesome! Sadly, I don’t near LA nor do I live in U.S.

    Sidenote: Yay! The points system is working. I also my score should be higher than what it is now :) What gives?

  • HiyaBuddy

    Let the construction of the basis for frivolous lawsuits begin.

    I can’t make it to L.A. and sadly I’m in Boston , smack on the other side of the country.

  • WlfHart

    Quite tempting… LA is just north of me.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Sign up and see if you make the first cut then. That should help you decide :)

  • Thomas Biard

    I’m already signed up. 45 minutes away from my house. I’m new to tablet gaming though. I just want the chance. Good luck to all

  • Kevinthebox

    10 minutes away from my house. Challenge Accepted.

  • YNWA

    20 hour drive from Seattle. Anybody want to give me a lift?

    • LukeT32

      CA residents only.

      and sadly Iowa is not part of Cali…. :D

  • spazby

    nice prizes

  • Laurel laurel25

    I could play euchre for 26 hours straight, but I’m guessing that won’t be one of the games chosen. :(

  • pablo antutu

    Load a remote player like logmein or whatever and I’ll play skyrim for 26 hours easily

  • ama332

    Please make this successful, I’d love to see one in New York, or anywhere on the East Coast.

  • skugern

    Love this kind of promo/advertising – way to go Qualcomm!

  • diem

    All I gotta say is that this is honestly sick. Great incentives Qualcom. Great ideas… We’ve lost measure here people. Sick is all that suits this.


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