Q*Bert World Record Attempt Sadly Derailed.

Thanks to Patrick Scott Patterson with the Examiner for the heads up on this rather sad news. George Leutz was 36 hours into the still standing 28 year-old record for Q*Bert when a machine was unplugged near his, which caused his machine to reset. George had already scored an impressive 16.8 million points and was just past the halfway mark of the 70 hours on one quarter record set by Canadian legend, Rob Gerhardt, back in 1983. The world record attempt was being held at the famed Richie Knucklez in NJ.


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3 thoughts on “Q*Bert World Record Attempt Sadly Derailed.

  1. People need to give all record attempts a very wide berth. Nothing should be touched or changed with a 15 foot radius and I think after 36 hours, they shouldn’t even let anyone play nearby.

  2. Earblast says:

    It is odd that someone was even thinking of unplugging things near a machine in play like that.

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