OK, well, not just “some dude”. The record-seeker is Ed Heemskerk, who set the marathon record for Q*Bert at 68.5 hours back in March, is bidding for a 100-hour stretch on a single quarter.
When most of us think of a long session spent playing a single game, we think of spending a day or maybe a weekend immersed in story or competition. Eight or 10 hours, maybe more, spent on the couch or at a PC while the player loses track of time.
The all-time high score of 33 million set 28 years ago on Q*Bert has this year proved to be one of the most unassailable marks in video game history.