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Five LittleBigPlanet 2 records set during Sony’s three-day event

Thursday, 20th January 2011 13:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SCEA hosted a three-day celebration in New York City for LittleBigPlanet 2 in an effort to set five Guinness World Records, and apparently the efforts of all involved paid off.

Starting on Monday, January 17 and ending at 6:00pm EST tonight, fans of LBP2 took over the PlayStation Lounge at the NYC Sony Style store to set the aforementioned records.

Records set included: “Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2,” “Longest marathon playing a platform video game,” “Most video game genres played in one video game in 24 hours,” “Most user-generated video game levels played in 24 hours,” and “Most user-generated video game levels played in a video game marathon.”

Gamers who headlined the run were: David Dino (PSN ID: Gevurah22), Sean Crowley (PSN ID: Jaeyden), and Lauren Guiliano (PSN ID: Lugey). Various developers, supporters and other LBP fans got to take turns in the fourth chair to help the players along.

“We’d like to congratulate the dedicated group of gamers and the entire LittleBigPlanet 2 team on setting five new Guinness World Records, an impressive accomplishment in such a short period of time,” said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of Product Marketing, SCEA. “With LittleBigPlanet 2 releasing this week, it’s fantastic to see so many fans embrace this launch, which continues to illustrate the endless fun that this title provides for fans and newcomers, as well as the entire family.”

In addition to these records, LittleBigPlanet 2 was also recognized for the following Guinness World Records: “Most gaming genres in one video game” and “Most player-created levels in one video game.”

This record setting event also commemorates the release of the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, which will be available January 20th for $14.99.

Sony has a live stream up of the event over on the US PS Blog.

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  1. LOLshock94

    sad freaks

    #1 3 years ago
  2. CroMagnon

    I’m sorry, but “Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2” cannot possibly be a legitimate Guiness world record – if you start having an individual WR for longest uninterrupted playtime for every single game, there’d be no end.

    Media Molecule can fuck right off. BioWare published some of the stats for Mass Effect 1 & 2, and there were some amazing numbers in there, but they didn’t set up official World Records for number of completed playthroughs. Humbug, I say!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. sennasnit

    It’s called marketing CroMagnon, microsoft do it all the time ;)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Kuwabara

    your mum is sad!, for giving birth to you lol/

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Callum

    lol Cro, Media Molecule are the nicest bunch of people you should ever hope to meet! Its harmless fun that doesn’t affect you in the slightest :P

    Do you need a hug?

    (>^^)>

    #5 3 years ago