Jun 01 AT 6:12 PM Taylor Wimberly 26 Comments

Five of our readers will try to set the Guinness World Record of longest games marathon on a tablet next week at E3


Last month we shared that Qualcomm was hosting the Snapdragon Gaming challenge in hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record of Longest Video Games Marathon on a Tablet. Several of our readers attended the qualification event and five were lucky enough to make it through to the finals.

Jason Arias, Kevin Marquez, Thomas Biard, Victor Gonzalez, Jose Lopze, and 45 others will now attempt to game for 26 hours in a row to put their name in the record books and compete for $50k in prizes. The challenge begins next week at E3 in Los Angeles from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 through to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.

Challengers will get to game on an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and they will be randomly assigned 1 of 5 games to play. Title’s include Let’s Golf 3 by Gameloft, Virtua Tennis by Sega, Galaga: Special Edition by Namco Bandai, Blood & Glory by Glu, and Fruit Ninja by Halfbrick.

Gaming for 26 hours is a tough challenge (especially if you get stuck with Fruit Ninja!), so we mailed the guys a case of Bawls. If anyone is going to break the Guinness word record, hopefully it is one of our own.

You can also win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9!

If you want to cheer for our guys and follow the event from home, you could also win a free Galaxy Tab 8.9 from Qualcomm. All you need to do is follow @Snapdragon and tweet #SanpdragonWRC for a chance to win. Basic contest details are listed below, but head over to the official sweepstakes page for the full rules.

You could win:

  • One of five Samsung Galaxy Tabs 8.9 (MSRP: $449.99)

How to join the conversation:

Example tweet and retweet:

  • I love gaming on my mobile device #SnapdragonWRC
  • I’ll be live tweeting from the  #E3 pre-qualifier #SnapdragonWRC
  • RT @Snapdragon Are you ready to witness history #SnapdragonWRC?

Good luck!

Via: Facebook

Source: Snapdragon Gaming

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  • txbluesman

    That’s cool. Give ‘em hell guys.

    • erikiksaz

      A tip to the contestants who don’t wear glasses, go to the store and buy some reading glasses for gaming, something like +1.50. That’ll relax your eyes. I KNOW FOR A FACT that will give you a huge advantage.

      I can’t imagine what gaming for 20+ hours would be like on your eyes while staring at something less than 40cm from your face. My eyes get tired after a few hours of staring at the computer.

      • ObsceneJesster

        Dude, you couldn’t be more right. I have perfect vision but I have worn over the counter 1.00 reading glasses for the past 7 years while using the computer or gaming for extended periods. If your eyes start to ache/burn, immediately upon putting the glasses on, your eyes no longer burn. They definitely help with eye strain.

      • Thomas Biard

        Great advice however I already wear glasses that are just prisms so I can’t get any that are for reading. My 20/20 vision is fine if my eyes could look at the same thing without my glasses. Thanks for the tip!

  • Victor Gonzalez

    I’ll be there as well. I can’t wait for the competition!

    • Jorge Eslava

      Best of luck!

    • Thomas Biard

      I’ll be there. I’m the guy in the last seat in the background and that’s my wife (she was just my +1 for the night). This is gonna be crazy!

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Oh man, 26 hours of THOSE games?!! EWW! Couldn’t they have picked something better?

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Oh, and I can just imagine it.

    Final contender still gaming at 25.5 hours in but then their phone locks up and disqualifies them!

  • jose lopez

    I’ll be there too!!! I’m the one with the Mohawk!

    • Jorge Eslava

      Good luck!

  • WlfHart

    Good luck and have fun to all the contestants!

  • AndroidJunkie

    Yea.. that’s a lot of gaming..

    When they do finally get some sleep, they’ll close their eyes and still see the games being played as they are forever burnt into their eye balls.

  • Oskar Wismierski

    Good luck guys! Im sure you’ll have fun!

  • Shaun Devault

    Make that 6 of your readers, I’ll be there competing as well. I’m also able to compete because I saw the link to the contest on Androidandme, so if I win, I have you guys to thank :) .

  • bellken

    good luck guys

  • droilfade

    All the best guys! Have loads of fun and kick some ass!!!

  • uknowme

    Awesome, sounds like fun and hell at the same time.

  • fletchtb

    Good luck!

  • David

    Haha. I have one of those little black tables. It’s from Ikea and it’s awesome.

  • kcma

    Make it 6 <3 I'll be there too.

    kc ma

  • Anthony E

    The things they call records these days…

    Anyway, best of luck to you guys! Hopefully you’re not playing a game that’s leaking memory :p.

  • ranwanimator

    Are they allowed to go to the bathroom? I can play games in the bathroom. What constitutes constant game play? Do the menus count? I home they’re bringing some thin cotton gloves or their thumbs are going to be raw.

  • awundrin

    Wow-sounds grueling! Best of luck guys!

  • Greg

    Longest gaming marathon…on a tablet? Uhh, who cares? There are records that are cool and there are records that are just records. This would fall into the latter category.

  • escalatoraccident

    Hey guys, just wanted to jump in here. I don’t comment much, but I entered because of the article here and I’m going as well.

    The Android and Me guys should hang and stack the finals with all of us. ha ha.