Some Dude's Trying to Play Q*Bert for a Ridiculously Long Time. Again.

OK, well, not just "some dude." The record-seeker is Ed Heemskerk, who set the marathon record for Q*Bert at 68.5 hours back in March, and now is bidding for a 100-hour stretch on a single quarter. He started yesterday morning at 8 a.m. EDT, meaning that, by now, he's a little more than a quarter of the way toward his… » 6/09/12 12:00pm 6/09/12 12:00pm

Wreck-It Ralph's New Trailer Features Bowser, Dr. Robotnik, Zangief, Q*Bert and More

We previously reported that Disney's Wreck-It Ralph would feature cameos of iconic video game villains, but seeing them in an actual trailer is something different. After watching this, I can't wait for this film to be released. It looks like it could be the greatest video game-related movie ever made. » 6/06/12 3:50pm 6/06/12 3:50pm

The Dorkly Weekly: Video Game Real Estate Agents Have it Rough

Filled with rusty meet hooks, jumping snakes, and the odd retractable bridge over a pit of bubbling lava, video game real estate isn't exactly burning up the market. Well, in some cases it is, but only literally.

Bowser's castle from Super Mario Bros. isn't a safe place to raise a family, but a good real estate… » 5/07/12 3:45pm 5/07/12 3:45pm

Holy @!#?@! Man Spends 68.5 Hours Playing Single Game of Q*Bert

When most of us think of a long session spent playing a single game, we think of spending a day or maybe a weekend immersed in story or competition. Eight or ten hours, maybe more, spent on the sofa or at a PC while the player loses track of time. » 3/02/12 1:00pm 3/02/12 1:00pm

In an interview with , Heemskerk described what inspired his arcade…

Endurance Run Fails a Third Time in Q*Bert Record Bid

If George Leutz hasn't gone completely Ahab already, I'd advise him to let go of the Q*Bert world record. His latest assault on the mark, whose 33 million score is believed to require more than 70 hours of nonstop gameplay, ended in exhaustion after 57 hours, 40 minutes on a single quarter at the joystick. His final… » 12/31/11 12:00pm 12/31/11 12:00pm