Our watch begins...

Records are made to be broken. At least that’s what I thought when my friend suggested we take on the Guinness World Record for playing Halo continuously. Little did I know, however, that the current record stands at a gulp-inducing 51 hours.

51 hours of Halo. To some that may sound like a dream, but soon it will become a twisted nightmare as two members of the Sumonix team, myself and Rhys Wood, join up with two other like-minded (read: foolish) individuals and attempt to beat this imposing, almost unthinkable record.

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On May 18th, 19th and 20th, we will try to overcome extreme sleep deprivation and countless superior opponents over Xbox Live as we play Halo 5’s multiplayer modes to help benefit a wonderful charity, SpecialEffect, and attempt to break the current Halo Guinness World Record.

“A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.” – Master Chief John-117

We wanted to help SpecialEffect with the fantastic work they carry out as we truly value the joy video games can bring. By using innovative methods, SpecialEffect help people with disabilities enjoy video games and allow them to interact with a medium so many of us enjoy.

But of course, we are only a small part of this monumental effort. With your donations and generosity, SpecialEffect can continue their work in helping children with disabilities enjoy our favourite pastime. We will need all the support, encouragement and humour we can get as the marathon goes on, so I implore you all to give what little you can to help spur us on and enrich the lives of those less fortunate.

The whole event will be livestreamed on Twitch from Ebuyer’s offices, so you can see us disintegrate in front of your very eyes and keep up to date with our progress. There will also be some giveaways from Xbox, Linsky, BenQ and Element Gaming during the event so it’s well worth tuning in.

Thank you for your support, whether that’s a donation or simply a retweet to raise awareness. We look forward to crumbling physically and mentally on May 18th, 19th and 20th as we challenge the Halo Guinness World Record.

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