Guinness World Records Gamer’s-arcade video game machine
The latest Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition boasts a host of new gaming-related records, including the largest arcade machine ever built.
Other records included in the new ninth edition include the longest football video game marathon (Chris Cook from Birmingham, UK, streamed FIFA for 48 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds to raise money for charity), the highest career earnings for a competitive gamer (Kat Gunn has earned $122,000 since 2007), and the longest journey ever recorded in Minecraft (Kurt J Mac has clocked up 1,303 miles trying to reach the Far Lands).
he world’s largest arcade machine was created by “self-confessed arcade fanatic” Jason Camberis from Chicago, USA, who took two years to build this 4.41m tall and 1.06m deep cabinet complete with playable versions of PacMan and Dragon Spirit.
The book also notes new records made by over 50 franchises, including Batman, The Legend of Zelda, and FIFA and will include a 22-page special Minecraft section, complete with “exclusive” Minecraft challenges for readers to try at home.
Other records include information on the largest Minecraft spacecraft (five million blocks!), the most difficult version of Tetris (“Federico Poloni programmed Tetris with an algorithm that analyses the board and then selects the worst possible piece for the gamer to have to insert, making for a truly twisted version of the game”), the largest life-sized Pac-Man maze (it was 6,252.3 square feet), and the first playable video game on an item of clothing (Tetris fan Marc Kerger created a playable t-shirt to celebrate 30 years of the puzzle game).
The book releases on September 10 and will retail for around £10.
Activision’s first-person shooter Call of Duty franchise beat out Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Pokémon and The Elder Scrolls last year for the best ever video game series by Guinness World Records.
Did you know that there was a Guinness World Records video game released in 2007?, noting that while The Guinness Book of World Records “seems like an odd choice for a license to transform into a video game”, the team at TT Games “has done a fine job at doing just that”.
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