Do you consider yourself a hardcore gamer? Is your spare time often spent trying to break into the Guinness Book of Records with some unimaginable achievement, like beating Dark Souls with a piece of fruit? Well then, this video is for you. It’s a celebration of all the people out there who go above and beyond the call of duty to prove their undying love for video games.
Carrie Swidecki isn’t just your typical teacher. She’s an exergaming role-model who played Just Dance 4 for a record-breaking 138 hours and raised $7,305 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
A group of students from MIT invested four years into creating a playable version of Tetris on a building.
Jack Wedge has the honorary distinction of being the first to defeat Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! all the way to the end while blindfolded—including the final match with Mike Tyson.
Benjamin Gwin went down in the history books by completing From Software’s notoriously difficult dark RPG Dark Souls with a Rock Band guitar. It was an 11 hour feat, and he used some beefed up armour to do it, but it’s still impressive.
And finally, John McAllister—who is already known for breaking a bunch of video game world records over on Twin Galaxies—smashed a 27 year old high score for the Atari space shooter Asteroids.
The things we do for gaming!