Man sets world record by playing video game on Mount Everest

Washington, ANI | Updated : 27 November 2014, 02:37 PM

An American man has taken gaming to new heights and set a new world record after playing a video game on Mount Everest.

23-year-old William Cruz from Utah, was winner of the fan contest by Ubisoft for the release of their latest first-person shooter adventure series “Far Cry 4”, set in a region of the Himalayas, which gave him the opportunity to climb up the Everest and play the game with a spectacular view in front of him, a news channel reported.

Cruz, who’s a keen hiker, had played the game for 90 minutes, and even it may not be his gaming session, he claimed the Guinness World Record for Highest Altitude Videogame Console Session at a recorded elevation of 18,569 feet.

It had required 15 men and five yaks to get all the required gaming equipment at 18,000 feet.

Cruz said that he was surprised that the PlayStation 4 was able to run without a hiccup in the frosty cold temperature, but it was an amazing experience with the beautiful view, and even though it was tough, he would “do it again in a heartbeat”.

First Published: Thursday, November 27, 2014 02:34 PM
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