Thursday, May 26, 2005

Oldster To Set World Video Game Record For ‘Q■bert’

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The little old lady from Pasadena has nothing on an 80-year-old woman from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, who’s poised to reclaim her world record for the video game Q■bert.

In 1984, then-58-year-old Doris Self set the highest record for Q■bert with a score of 1,112,300 points, and also earned herself the title, “Oldest Video Game World Champion.”

Since then, both her titles have been toppled, but she’s currently in training to make a comeback.

Doris has given up her favorite hobbies – shooting craps and playing bridge – in order to play Q■bert every day.

She says she’s played modern video games, but they just don’t do it for her.

The senior citizen says she’s not on any special training diet for her upcoming attempt but admits, “I moved the machine as close to the ladies room as possible.”

Doris will go for the gold starting June 5, when she joins an annual gathering of classic gamers in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire.

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