Gamer plans to smash GTA IV Guinness Record


The Guinness Book of Records is like the App Store. Whatever you dream up -- no matter how zany or mundane -- you can either find it in the text or have it put in it if you’re so inclined. The latter is the case with the bozo “most consecutive amount of time playing Grand Theft Auto IV” record.  The current holder is Jim Patton, who proved his GTA mettle by playing the game for 28 hours straight.

But a new challenger is approaching. According to Tech2, 26-year-old Chirantan Patnaik plans to beat that record -- and exceed it by more than two hours -- at 10:00 AM today.

And you can watch a stream of it on his personal blog.

Patnaik expressed confidence to Tech2. He said he has experience with staying up all night. Also, he’s apparently never played the title before, so it’ll have that beautiful fresh feeling that should last, oh, let’s say the first nine hours or so.

Watch out for the Bank Robbery mission, man. That one is a doozy. Also, good luck.

[via Rockstar News Wire]

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