On Thursday, December 15, two professional dancers based in Dubai will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "Longest Video Games Marathon on a Dance/Rhythm game" by playing Dance Central for up to 16 hours at the Mall of the Emirates!
Christopher Lawrence (CL) and Christian Ortega (Ian) have partnered with Microsoft to help promote the Xbox 360, Kinect and Dance Central while breaking the current record, which stands at 15 hours and 17 minutes.
"I am really excited to be taking on this opportunity to set the world record which actually coincides with my birthday! Ian and I are practicing almost every day in the run up to the world attempt on the 15th and we are following a strict diet set by a nutritionist from Regime Fitness Center," commented CL.
Interestingly, Ian remarks that the record will be more difficult to break because they're playing Dance Central, which uses full-body motion tracking. The previous record was actually set by Carrie Swidecki, a phys ed teacher from California who played Dance Dance Revolution for over 15 hours. So yeah, it'll be more strenuous because precise arm movements will be needed, but it's not like the record was set by someone waving a Wiimote around playing Just Dance!
That said, as much as I love playing Dance Central, I can't play for more than an hour or so without getting tired, so if they can last for 16 more power to 'em! Good luck, guys!
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