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Smash player shatters record for consecutive hours playing fighting game

Published: 11/Nov/2019 17:28 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 18:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Guinness World Record has been set for consecutive hours playing a fighting game by Super Smash Bros player Justice ‘Ember’ Jackson. 

The journey began after the Pichu main started streaming on Friday, November 8 with the goal of surpassing Canada’s Daniel Bergman’s previous record of 57 hours straight. 

The rules of the record were simple. According to the new record holder, he had play the game for the entire time, and could only be stagnant on the screen for 20 seconds at a time. 

Twitch/emberifyyThe record-breaking moment was perfectly-timed with the start of a new match.

For each hour played, Ember would get 10 minutes of rest time which stacked as he played on. This meant that he could not use any rest for six hours straight and then sleep for an hour if he wanted to, using up his earned rest time.

In order to get through the excruciating marathon, the 16-year-old spent one third of the record-breaking run playing online, and the rest of the time with people at the Game On Gaming center in Virginia Beach. 

According to Jackson, he had applied to break the record in late April, and was approved to attempt his run in September, and got Game On to host his attempt.

While it could have been easy for the teen to make a profit through streaming the stunt, he decided to donate to the Chesapeake Chapter of the NAACP. 

For someone who only started playing Smash three years ago, this may end up being the biggest accomplishment of his career, and bring attention to his local scene. 

Jackson isn’t stopping at 57 hours either. His goal is to stream for a total of 65 hours to beef up the record in hopes that it won’t be broken any time soon.

NintendoWith its massive roster, Smash Ultimate is probably the best game to play for this record.

The previous record did stand a fairly long time, however, as it was set back in August of 2016.

Surely enough when it’s all said and done, the 16-year-old record-breaker could be a Jigglypuff main – because he’ll be looking for a rest.

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Smash Ultimate’s Sakurai reveals which PS5 game he highly recommends

Published: 26/Nov/2020 21:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros series creator Masahiro Sakurai is known to play all sorts of games, and not just ones made by Nintendo. In a new Famitsu column, the Ultimate director revealed that he got his hands on a PlayStation 5 and what game is recommends the most.

In a translation by Source Gaming, the fifty-year-old explained how he really likes the new Sony console calling it, “nice to touch” due to its smoothness.

According to Sakurai, although he had some issues transferring his PS4 cloud saves to the next-gen console, he’s glad he can play them on PS5.

The first game he played on the console was The Ninja Saviors, but he also used the PS5’s upgrade feature to play an enhanced version of Watch Dogs: Legion. Sakurai was impressed with how the graphics look better in certain places.

Watch Dogs Legion screenshot
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Sakurai was enjoying the graphical upgrade for Watch Dogs Legion.

It should be noted, however, that this doesn’t mean that a Watch Dogs character will be coming to Smash Bros anytime soon. Although Sakurai does play the games upcoming fighters are from, he also simply enjoys playing through many titles.

Besides, if Ubisoft was going to get a representative in Smash Ultimate, chances are it would be Rayman and not a Watch Dogs protagonist such as Aiden Pierce.

In any case, Watch Dogs isn’t even the PS5 game he recommends the most, with that title going to Astro’s Playroom.

Sakurai suggests everyone play it because it “acts like a PlayStation archive” and found it to be a “fittingly fresh start to the PS5.”

That all said though, he wasn’t as impressed in other areas. Sakurai says he found the built-in hard drive to be lacking storage space. He also really hopes that the supply issues some people are having are rectified so others can get their hands on the console.

Astro's Playroom controller
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Sakurai thinks gamers need to try Astro’s Playroom.

It’s good to see that Sakurai is actively gaming while also working on Smash Ultimate’s next four DLC fighters. So far, there’s no indication as to when fighter 8 will be released, but some rumors have suggested it could be coming in December at The Game Awards.

Until then, hopefully, just like Sakurai, you have a PS5 to keep you busy.