Thursday, February 17, 2005

New Hampshire Man Now Owns 7 Video Game Records

WINDHAM, N.H. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Seven is a lucky number for a man in Windham, New Hampshire, who is the first to own seven world records for video games.

Donald Hayes recently earned the coveted computer game honor when he broke the world record for Millipede by scoring more than 10 million points in an eight-hour period.

The 39-year-old software engineer’s other world titles are in the games Dig Dug, Super Cobra, Domino Man, Tron, Centipede and Super Zaxxon, and he has his eye on getting at least three more.

Although playing the games requires the physical ability to stand for eight hours at a time without food, drink or bathroom breaks, Hayes says the real challenge is mental because “you have yto know the games and why they react the way they do.”

Sadly, Hayes’ feat is not getting the respect it deserves. He hasn’t been invited to Disneyland and says the only public recognition has been a certificate and a group of teenage girls who wanted his picture.

Still, Hayes jokes there are some advantages his hobby has over other, more well-known sports. In his words, “There’s no drug testing – yet.”

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