Fatigue Ends Q*Bert World Record Bid

It was estimated that George Leutz would have to play Q*Bert for more than 70 hours -nearly three days straight- to break a 28-year-old all-time world record. If you, like me, wondered if there was some way to stick Q*Bert in the corner of the board and grab a nap during the record attempt, evidently there isn't. » 5/21/11 11:00am 5/21/11 11:00am

Record-Seeker Restarts 70-Hour Assault on All-Time Q*Bert Mark

Last month, George Leutz set out to topple a high score nearly 28 years old: Q*Bert's all time mark of 33,273,520. It's believed that it would take playing for 70 hours on a single quarter to beat that score. Halfway into it, someone kicked a power cord, (seen above) and all of Leutz's work was lost. » 5/18/11 9:30pm 5/18/11 9:30pm

Q*bert Record Attempt Scuttled After Machine Unplugged

Thirty-six hours into what was expected to be a 70-hour assault on an all-time world record, and with hundreds of lives to spare, someone unplugged a cabinet elsewhere in the arcade, resetting the Q*bert George Leutz was playing. » 4/16/11 11:00am 4/16/11 11:00am