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Guinness pours over world gaming records

Call of Duty and Fifa players get gongs
Thu Jan 10 2013, 09:40

ACHIEVEMENT CATALOGUER Guinness World Records has recognised some exceptional gamers with the release of a special edition book.

The Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer's Edition catalogues where people have done well at videogames and includes things like who has collected the most gaming gewgaws and who has scored the most goals in Fifa football.

Included in the tome are the Smallest Playable arcade machine - 4.88x2.05x2.36in - and the biggest collection of videogame memorabilia, which has an estimated value of $100,000.

"Many of my friends know I'm a gamer, but I guess after this they'll realise just how passionate and obsessed I am", said 31 year old Brett Martin from Colorado about the latter.

Another man, there is a trend here so far, 21 year old Will Johnson from Arkansas, is crowned the Highest-Earning Call of Duty Player because he won £83,000 on the pro gaming circuit, while 15 year old Jaccob Gaby from Bushey has the Highest Margin of Victory on Fifa football after he smacked in almost 200 goals against a virtual opponent.

"It's incredible to have the record, but I can't let it go to my head - I've got my school exams coming up," said Gaby.

Octogenarian John Bates, 85, from Wisconsin has the Oldest Gaming Record Holder title for his 14,000 perfect games on Wii Sports Bowling, and two men, Chris Gloyd and Timothy Bell of Canada have the Longest Gaming Marathon gong because they endured an incredible 120 hours and 7 minutes playing the Resistance series by Insomniac Games.

"It's been a fantastic year for gaming, with incredible records broken by players from all walks of life," said Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer's Edition writer Kevin Lynch.

"Gaming is a hugely important part of popular culture and this year's Gamer's Edition reflects that".

The Gamer's Edition book is out now. µ


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