Missile Command

Missile CommandSome numbers just stick out. Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 straight games. UCLA Men’s Basketball won 88 in a row. And for the classic gaming niche, Victor Ali’s 80,364,995 points on a single quarter in Missile Command looms just as large. This past weekend, however, seemingly out of nowhere, a challenger rose up and dethroned the 30-year-old record live on Twitch.tv. Victor Sandberg, aka Twitch user diskborsteMC, played for more than 56 hours and surpassed 81 million points around 2:20 p.m. PST. Sandberg mentioned a desire to reach 100 million in total, but he ended with 81,796,035 total points. It’s an effort that’s more than good enough to unseat the previous high score. And, let’s answer the natural question, how does Sandberg play for so many hours straight without breaks?

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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