Guinness World Records is proud to introduce the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, its latest chronicle of video gaming history. I’ve got a few of these on my shelves. To commemorate the launch of this year’s book and the release of the latest PS3, Play, Share, Create experience, LittleBigPlanet 2, Guinness World Records and Sony Computer Entertainment America are hosting three days of video game record breaking at the Sony Style store’s PlayStation Lounge in New York City.
A group of top gamers will attempt to ‘up their game’ in an attempt to make history by setting records in the following categories:
Longest Marathon Playing LittleBigPlanet 2
Longest Marathon Playing A Platform Video Game
Most Video Game Genres Played In One Video Game 24 Hours
Most User-Generated Video Game Levels Played In 24 Hours
Most User Generated Video Game Levels Played In A Marathon
LittleBigPlanet 2 looms large in this year’s edition of the book with the game’s main character, Sackboy, gracing the book’s cover and a bevy of facts and records cited within its pages. Marathon records also play a big part in the book with records for the Longest Video Games Marathon on a First Person Shooter (33 hours), Longest Video Games Marathon Playing a Racing Game (30 hours) and Longest Video Games Marathon on a Dance/Rhythm Game (13 hr 33 min 56 sec) all making the grade.
“Continuing its work of recording astounding achievements, Guinness World Records will be on hand at the launch of LittleBigPlanet 2 to monitor the record attempt and see gamers push their hobby to the limits of human endurance,” says Guinness World Records Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves. “LittleBigPlanet already holds a Guinness World Record for its outstanding online community and the Gamer’s Edition is full of amazing feats from every corner of the videogames universe.”
Known as the “Video Game Bible”, the fourth and latest edition of the popular series comes packed with 90% new or updated records and 750 never-before-seen amazing images appealing to everyone from hard-core gaming veterans to first time gamers and families. The book is available January 20th for $14.99.