Gamers Worldwide Prepare for Record-Breaking Marathon LAN Party
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20 – LAN Party gaming will reach a new level during a Guinness World Record-setting attempt at the NVISION(R) 08 event on August 25 in San Jose, California. The aim of the event is to make history as the world’s “Longest Non-Stop LAN Party.”
“This will be one of the most exciting gaming record attempts of the year. I’ve been really impressed with the enthusiasm of the NVISION team and I look forward to being the official adjudicator for this great event,” commented Gaz Deaves, records manager, Guinness World Records.
“I have faith and confidence in the NVIDIA gaming community, one of the most loyal, energetic, and enthusiastic core audiences of NVIDIA since we were a startup,” said Sheryl Huang, NVIDIA marketing director and veteran of countless LAN events. “At NVIDIA events in the past, these guys have been up all night anyway. Their energy is incredible. I’m looking forward to them setting this record and earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s glory time.”
The goal for the Guinness World Record is for a dedicated team of gamers to play video games continuously for 36 hours (10 minute breaks are allowed for every 60 minutes of continuous gaming). If the record is achieved, the participating team members will receive numerous prizes, including a commemorative medal, custom gear, gift cards, and of course, world recognition. The attempt will take place in a special, reserved section of the NVISION 08 GeForce(R) LAN Party.
A flagship event at NVISION 08, the Guinness World Record attempt is made possible by the support of EVGA, the Marquee Sponsor of the NVISION 08 LAN Party, as well as Patriot Memory, an official NVISION 08 Sponsor.
Gamers who are serious about the attempt and have what it takes to handle a LAN Party Guinness World Record seat at NVISION 08 should go to http://www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.
About NVISION 08
Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend. Registration for NVISION 08 is now open at: http://www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.