Sandwiched between all the packed media events and industry social gatherings, Qualcomm is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest video gaming marathon on a tablet. This is no small feat, in order to break the record, gamers at the event will need to play for 26 straights hours (we have been assured by Qualcomm staff that there will be medical precautions taken, and everything will be safe). Here is a description from Qualcomm that gives the details of what you can expect to see at the event:
Join Qualcomm as we name our record setters and award the $20,000 cash prize to our first place contestant June 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the Gilbert Lindsey Plaza in front of the LA Convention Center.
Gamers will play one of five games on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9:
· Let’s Golf 3(Gameloft)
· Virtua Tennis (Sega)
· Galaga: Special Edition (NAMCO Bandai)
· Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick)
· Blood & Glory (Glu)
Throughout the challenge, gamers will have a chance to win a number of prizes – up to $50,000 in cash prizes and some cool swag (see official rules for prize breakdown). Any gamer left standing after the 26 hour marathon will compete for the $20,000 cash prize in a playoff round June 6 at 4:30pm featuring Homerun Battle 2, by Com2uS. To learn more, visit: www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/
As stated above, the event will be going on all night Tuesday night, right outside where the LA Convention Center and Staples Center meet. So, if you find yourself in the downtown Los Angeles area on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, make sure you stop by the Qualcomm booth and take a look at the record setting attempt by the Snapdragon team.