VR Binge-Viewing World Record Set at 50 Hours

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Whoa, VR must be more grueling than I thought if the world record is just over two days. This is actually the first attempt to set a record of this type, so I guess more impressive records are on the way. I don’t even like going for more than an hour since I wear glasses.

    It was the first such attempt to set a Guinness World Record for longest VR video content marathon watching, although there’s a separate record for VR video-game marathon set in the U.K. at 25 hours and 24 minutes. The CyberLink team also wanted to beat the unofficial VR-binge mark set by a German gamer last year who was immersed for 48 hours in virtual-reality gaming environments. During their record-setting session, Fragoso and Christison watched back-to-back VR movies and 360-degree shorts such as “Rogue One: Recon – A Star Wars 360 Experience,” “Kong VR: Destination Skull Island,” and short film “Invasion!” from Baobab Studios.
     
  2. Pusher of Buttons

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    I want to know what rig they're running....appear to be laptops, but what specs?

    I'd rather see Kyle put together a barely capable, always in reprojection system and make them play Serious Sam VR while sitting on one of those yoga ball chair. THAT would be a test of endurance. They just watched movies for a couple days basically. Boring.
     
  3. Kelby

    Kelby Gawd

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    Usually hearing that someone spent that long with games also follows with "then died in the computer cafe."
     
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    "“Rogue One: Recon – A Star Wars 360 Experience,” “Kong VR: Destination Skull Island,” and short film “Invasion!” from Baobab Studios."

    I notice they didn't mention the 20 hours of VR Porn they watched... :D
     
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    msshammy n00bie

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    In the article it says they took small breaks for showers and to go outside.. Still seems really dangerous to me.
     
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    Cocaine is a hell of a drug...
     
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  7. Uncle

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    You can cut the hours down even more if one were to use subliminal messages of pictures about sleep, flashing across the screen every minute.
     
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    That, ladies and gentlemen. Is how you get a blood clot.
     
  9. AK0tA

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    This is the sort of stuff I have been waiting for, I want to see the studies showing the effect VR has on the eyes both short term and long term usage and damage.
     
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  10. CaptNumbNutz

    CaptNumbNutz My Cannon Balls Sunk My Fail Ship

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    How did they track this person was actually still awake through all of it?
     
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  11. RogueTadhg

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    I wonder what's the world record for playing a...

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    I can already see everything turn into a lovely shade of red just thinking about it.
     
  12. Makaveli@BETA

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    That is how they punish the kids now instead of summer school you are forced to use a virtual boy for 2 months.
     
  13. Pusher of Buttons

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    I think the world record is about 6 minutes
     
  14. Mike89

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    Jeez, those two dudes in the picture look like idiots. After 50 hours of looking like a dufus, one dude says to the other one, "Ok, lets take a break and go pick up some chicks and don't forget to bring the weed". Next thing you know, someone will incorporate a cell phone into this and you will see people walking the streets wearing these stupid looking things.
     
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  15. Uncle

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    Under the visor of course, how else would they do it. The reason the visors are so large.