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I just saw that Tim McVey is going to try to take back the Nibbler worlds record this weekend and you can watch on-line:

This Saturday, September 3, 2011, Tim McVey of Oskaloosa, Iowa will be attempting to regain the world record on a video arcade game called Nibbler. Tim is known as the first video gamer to reach over one billion points on an arcade game using a single credit back in January 1984. Not only is McVey playing to regain his title, Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb, IL is coordinating an effort to encourage cash donations to Child’s Play as a show of support for Tim’s efforts. Child’s Play is a game industry charity that, since 2003, is dedicated to improving the lives of sick children with toys and games in a network of over 60 hospitals worldwide. Live video of the attempt at a new world record will be streamed on-line from McVey’s home via Star Worlds Arcade and other web sites. A donation link will be available on the Star Worlds Arcade web site that will allow the funds to be donated directly to Child’s Play. Patrick O’Malley, owner of Star Worlds Arcade, encourages donations of any amount toward the charity. The organization purchases everything from video games to movies and toys for needy, hospitalized children. O’Malley hopes to raise at least $1,000 for the charity during the next two weeks. He says, “Donations of any amount, even $10.00 to purchase batteries for those

toys, would be appreciated.”

Star Worlds Arcade is a classic video arcade that was recently inducted into the Twin Galaxies International Registry of Historic Video Game Arcades as one of history’s original Golden Age Arcades from the 1980s.

McVey expects to reach his goal after over 40 hours of marathon game play. The donation link on Star Worlds Arcade web page will remain active until September 17. More information about Child’s Play can be found on their web site at www.childsplaycharity.org.

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He better load up on the Imoddium or have a burger king cup handy, I know you can build up extra lives to take a wizz really quick but if you have to drop a duece your screwed!

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If I get a chance I'll have to login tot he webcast and watch this, this looks like its going to be interesting. I wonder how long it is estimated to take to beat the world record?

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He better load up on the Imoddium or have a burger king cup handy, I know you can build up extra lives to take a wizz really quick but if you have to drop a duece your screwed!

 

Why not use one of those adult seat/toilets that exist for the elderly? Just drop a deuce while you're playing!

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He better load up on the Imoddium or have a burger king cup handy, I know you can build up extra lives to take a wizz really quick but if you have to drop a duece your screwed!

 

Why not use one of those adult seat/toilets that exist for the elderly? Just drop a deuce while you're playing!

 

. . . . because it going to be hosted on a live webcast . . . .

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He better load up on the Imoddium or have a burger king cup handy, I know you can build up extra lives to take a wizz really quick but if you have to drop a duece your screwed!

 

Why not use one of those adult seat/toilets that exist for the elderly? Just drop a deuce while you're playing!

 

. . . . because it going to be hosted on a live webcast . . . .

 

Depends on the angle of the monitor, if you see him playing or not. You can always just zoom in and mute it for the break... XD

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Depends on the angle of the monitor, if you see him playing or not. You can always just zoom in and mute it for the break... XD

You are right..

 

Depends

 

;-)

 

desiv

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He's at over 100,000,000 . . . I can't tell how many lives he has left though . . . amazing to watch.

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He just broke over 350 million!!!

 

Don't get too excited...he's not even halfway there yet.

 

I hope they plugged the cabinet into a UPS!

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He just broke over 350 million!!!

 

Don't get too excited...he's not even halfway there yet.

 

I hope they plugged the cabinet into a UPS!

Yeah, he mentioned last attempt at this around the 650,000,000 mark he turned into a total zombie and couldn't continue. He said it was a lot easier on his body in the younger years :)

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After watching him for a while, its amazing how he seems to have each level and each solution memorized. This is fascinating.

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After watching him for a while, its amazing how he seems to have each level and each solution memorized. This is fascinating.

Marathon gaming is all about the pattern memorization :)

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