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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


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.


Smash Ultimate leaker explains why Nintendo won’t make Geno a fighter

Published: 18/Jan/2021 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Mario RPG’s Geno has been a Smash Ultimate fighter candidate for many years, and a Japanese leak gaining traction online may reveal why Nintendo hasn’t upgraded the puppet to a full character.

While Geno became a Mii Fighter starting with Smash 4 on Wii U and then again in Ultimate, fans have wanted the character to be something more. Numerous fan groups dedicated to getting the RPG character in Smash have sprung up, and it seems like Nintendo is aware of his popularity.

The question then, of course, is why isn’t Geno in Smash Ultimate if the fan support is so high? After all, favorites such as Banjo, Ridley, and King K Rool were added to Ultimate, so why not Geno?

Well, according to a Japanese leaker who correctly stated that Steve from Minecraft and Dragon Quest’s Hero were coming to the game, Nintendo is confused about where his support is coming from.

Steve in Smash Ultimate
The leaker correctly said Steve was coming to Smash.

In a 2018 post on the 5ch site, the leaker claimed that all Nintendo is hearing is “put him in Smash” with little to no support for a remake or new Super Mario RPG title.

“Developers are confused about this whole Smash fever situation,” the leaker claimed. “Especially from the third party side, they don’t want their characters to be established as ‘Smash’ characters, and the occasional requests for a new game are always associated with Smash representation.”

This is an interesting point and it’s easy to see why developers would look at Geno – a character from a one-off Square Enix RPG – and not want him viewed as anything more than a Smash fighter.

Geno costume SSBU
Geno is nothing more than a Mii fighter.

“This kind of attitude from fans are making the devs unsure of their real intentions,” the leak continued, noting how the internet demographic is loud and there’s no indication if fans really want the series revived.

“They just couldn’t take a chance on developing a whole new game by having Smash come in first,” it states.

If this leak is true, then it doesn’t bode well for Geno ever being added to a Smash game as anything other than a Mii fighter or Spirit.

Of course, as always, take these posts with a grain of salt, but given the leaker’s track record, there could very well be some truth to it.