Tag Archives: Guinness World Records
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 10:51 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5 is the official record holder for best-selling video game in 24 hours; highest-grossing video game in 24 hours; highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and four more Guinness World Records.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 | 08:11 GMT
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer is fun, but is it 135 consecutive hours of fun? Australian gamer Okan Kaya seems to think so, as he’s just broken the world record for longest recorded gaming marathon ever. Get the mad stats below.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 | 02:54 GMT
It’s official. Call of Duty: Black Ops has the best ending of any video game, ever.
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 22:44 BST
It’s hump day. Lucky you. Not much left of the week, or today for that matter, so, no need in trying to escape. Have some short stuff to close it out with instead.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 | 15:23 GMT
Microsoft’s has confirmed that both hardware and software Kinect sales have hit 10 million units worldwide since the motion sensor was first released in November 2010.
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 00:27 BST
Thursday Shorts: 600 PSOne Classics in Japan, Bulletstorm rips into RROD, Spy Party, Space Shuttle HOME details
Grab a sausage roll or two and a cup of tea. Here are all your shorts that aren’t worth covering as their own story.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 | 00:43 GMT
The Guinness World Record for “most people simultaneously playing on the same handheld” has been snatched up by a group of Odawara school kids armed with over eight hundred DS consoles.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 | 13:40 GMT
Thu, May 06, 2010 | 19:16 BST
Guinness World Records has announced the all-time Top 50 Videogame Series as voted on by readers, and it looks like Halo, Call of Duty, and Zelda are the series over 13K of you loved the most.
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 | 15:04 BST
Modern Warfare 2 has won a Guinness World Record for becoming the most successful entertainment launch of all time, as it raked in $401M during its first 24-hours of launch.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 | 16:13 BST
Guinness World Records has announced that Italy set a new record for the largest number of participants to play a single Guitar Hero session for 24-hours.
This happened during the Guitar Hero 5 : Jump In Jump Out Challenge, where 594 people turned up at the Italian event, to be part of the record-setting activity. Players spanning all ages were prompted to jump in or drop out, or switch difficulty level at any time without interrupting the session through Guitar Hero 5’s Party Play Mode.
“I’m thrilled to see this many fans come together en masse to rock out to Guitar Hero 5.” said Michael Sportouch, senior director ,Guitar Hero Europe. “Achieving this new world record is the perfect celebration for the release of the new installment of Guitar Hero, which promises consumers the ultimate interactive gaming experience.”
Press release is below.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 16:52 BST
Batman: Arkham Asylum has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’.
It has achieved the highest average score of 91.67 from reviews around the world. Cool.
“We are so pleased to be awarding Batman: Arkham Asylum a Guinness World Record,” said Gaz Deaves from Guinness. “It is a fantastic new game and due to the reaction of gaming experts we believe it has a well deserved place in the Guinness World Records book.”
Congrats to Eidos and Rocksteady.
Press release follows the break.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 16:32 BST
Infinity Ward accepted an nice little plaque from Guinness yesterday in the Activision booth at E3.
The developers were awarded with the world record for “the most popular online console game” due to Call of Duty 4 being played by 13 million people on Xbox Live since November 2007.
That does not even take into account the number of players who go online with the PC and PS3 versions.
More over Joystiq.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 22:53 BST
The world record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as video game characters” has been beaten for what feels like the fiftieth time, with 376 cosplayers coming together at MCM in London last week to break the Expo’s previous record of 342.
Astonishing. See pictures of odd people here.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009 | 21:32 GMT
Brit Zak Bennett broke his own record and earned a place in the Guinness World Records last Friday for most consecutive wins in Street Fighter IV.
The world record event was hosted by Capcom at the HMV store on Oxford Street in London, and all Bennett needed to achieve the win was to beat his previous 28 rounds.
This time around, he went 108.
Good job, Zak.
Street Fighter IV shipped last week.
Sun, Jun 22, 2008 | 19:50 BST
This Gaming Verdict interview with Travellers Tales’ Jon Smith’s yielded the first proper information about the upcoming Guinness World Records game, currently in the works at the Lego Indiana Jones developer.
“Our Guinness World Records game enables you to create an avatar, then do the most amazing things imaginable,” said Smith.
“You can break 40 different World Records – from cockroach-eating to tightrope walking; from the Land Speed Record to the longest fingernails on one hand – competing with your friends, family, and other players all over the world, to get the best scores. Break a record in the game, and you will actually get your name in the official book next year!”
Zounds. No release date yet. Full thing through the link.