Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, announce the latest and greatest achievements in the world of videogames has released the Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer’s Edition.
Praised by critics as a “definite almanac of all things games” (LA Times), the sixth instalment in the best-selling series is a must-have for any gamer. Packed with official gaming records, trivia and never-before seen pictures, the new edition covers every genre with an outstanding selection of in-depth spreads on the most popular games including Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, FIFA and Forza.
Great new records in the Gamer’s Edition 2013 include Canada’s Chris Gloyd and Timothy Bell who achieved the Longest Gaming Marathon. The pair lasted an eye-watering 120 hours and 7 minutes on the Resistance series.
America’s Brett Martin, is heralded as owning the Largest Collection of Videogame Memorabilia. In 1989, eight-year-old Brett was given a model Super Mario by his parents. 23 years later Brett has amassed a treasure trove of 8,030 items!
Another American, 85-year-old John Bates from Wisconsin, USA, proves that age is no factor in gaming as he is recorded as having achieved over 14,000 perfect games on Wii Sports Bowling, making him the Oldest Gaming Record Holder.
British talent is also recognised, with Bushey’s Jacob Gaby recording the Highest Margin of Victory on FIFA 12. Against the computer the football-loving teen won 189–0 playing as Barcelona FC against Fulham FC.
Interesting trivia comes thick and fast in the new book too. South Korea makes it into the book for being the First Country to Ban In-Game Sales. In the summer of 2012 South Korea made virtual item sales illegal. The fine for breaking this new law was set at 50 million South Korean won (£28,000).
Gamer’s Edition Contributor, Kevin Lynch, says: “Our readers have given us fantastic feedback on the Gamer’s Edition series, and for our sixth instalment we’re giving them more of what they want; the pages are packed with hundreds of records, essential facts and the very latest news and achievements from the world of gaming.”
As well as records, Gamer’s Edition 2013 is full of interesting features including Comic Books and Gaming, looking at the relationship between the two mediums; The Top 50 Videogame Villains Of All Time, as voted by over 6,000 gamers; Celebrity Gamers, find out what the stars play at home; and of course, a comprehensive Twin Galaxies Scoreboard that allows you to see how you compare with the best in the gaming world.
Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2013 is out now and if you are a gaming fan, or a world record fan, this really is worth picking up. It’s a beautiful colour book with over 200 pages and I found myself going from page to page not being able to put it down!