Clarksville Student Breaks Video Game World Record
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A 19-year-old Austin Peay State University honors student broke a world record Tuesday at 4:22 a.m. David Scherer broke the world record for playing a video game longer than anyone else in the world.
Scherer at the Retro Classic Arcade in Clarksville broke the previous world record of 40 hours and 21 minutes, and at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday he was still playing.
Scherer has been continuously playing Grand Theft Auto since Sunday afternoon, and he plans to keep playing. When will he stop? Scherer doesn't even know the answer to that question.
NewsChannel 5 was told the 19-year-old even took one less bathroom break than the previous record holder and completed more of the game itself.
Scherer said he is not just playing for the title. He is trying to raise money to help build his swim team an indoor pool facility.