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MEET THE 3 GUYS THAT HAVE BEEN PLAYING GAMES FOR 500 DAYS NON STOP

Think your seven-hour GTA V marathon session last night was a doozie? The residents of a house in Lakeland, Florida, would beg to differ.

As of Friday, the folks at StreamerHouse — which broadcasts on Twitch — have been playing games nonstop, every day, for 500 consecutive days. That’s more than 12,000 hours of continuous button-mashing insanity.

Launched a little under a year and a half ago by Ryan “Tree” Carmichael and two friends/roommates, the money raised from commercials and viewer donations has been sufficient to pay the bills and become a full-time (albeit low-paying) job for each.


The only downside? No vacation — even on holidays.

Each housemate “works” an eight-hour shift, playing a variety of games until passing off the controller. While today is certainly a milestone, the crew say they have no plans to slow down. In fact, they plan on bringing a fourth person into the fold so they can expand the project (and get a little more rest).

“It’s difficult to find someone just willing to uproot their lives where they are at currently and come in here and say, ‘I want to play video games all day,’ ” Adam Young, one of the players, told Tampa Bay ABC News affiliate WFTS.

It’s not a bad way to make a name for yourself in the gaming world. Since launching, StreamerHouse has been viewed by more than 36 million people. That works out to nearly 73,000 views per day.

As part of the celebration, the gamers are giving away $2,000 — and has hinted they might offer a few other goodies as well. But the big focus will be on gaming, just as it always is, only maybe with one slight twist today.

“We may crack open a beer or something,” Carmichael said.

SOURCE: Yahoo.com