-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition

The family that plays together definitely stays together…and probably catches them all! The newest edition of the “Video Game Bible” — Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition — hits stores today with the most comprehensive collection of video game records ever known including the most prolific Pokémon playing family in the world – The Arnolds.   The ‘Frankfort Five’, hailing from the Illinois suburb outside of Chicago, are Pokémon prodigies who rank as some of the world’s greatest players each year during the official Pokémon Video Game Championships, earning them the title of “Largest Competitive Pokemon Videogame Family”.

The Arnolds - Most Succesful Pokemon Playing Family:The Arnolds - Most Succesful Pokemon Playing Family:

The Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition contains something for players of all kinds. Notching the latest high-water mark in the seemingly never-ending battle for Donkey Kong supremacy, New York City’s Hank Chien earned the “Highest Score on Donkey Kongwith 1,090,000 points. Mobile mavens will love the spread on Angry Birds, the “Best-Selling Mobile Series” (more than 250 million downloads) and the app with the “Most Days Spent as the Best-Selling App in iTunes Store” (275 consecutive days).

Gamers with a little extra cash can spend $1,242 of their hard-earned money on the “Most Valuable Kinect Sensor,” a special peripheral encrusted with 6,000 Swarovski crystals. Brassy brawlers will be knocked out by an entire section devoted to Fighting Games including Mortal Kombat, Marvel Vs. Capcom and Dead or Alive, while the growing genre of “Lifestyle & Fitness” games boasts achievements like “Most People Exercising to a Videogame” (783 people). 

Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition

Once again, this year features many women making their mark in the interactive realm. Iowa’s Elizabeth Bolinger preferred to dance her way into the record books, where she earned the title for “Most Prolific Dancing Game High Scorer” with top scores in 85 songs spanning across Dance Central, Just Dance and Just Dance 2 and she’ll be attempting a new high score on popular gaming network G4 in mid- January. Jennifer Hale grabbed the record for “Most Prolific Voice Actor” for lending her voice to 129 video games over the course of almost two decades.

As always, Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition is chock full of lists and quizzes that are sure to get gamers talking. One of the featured lists takes a look at the “Top 50 Video Game Endings” of all-time as voted by more than 13,000 Guinness World Records readers.  Game historians can also test their knowledge with the “Video Game Tagline Quiz” questions found at the bottom of each page, and read features on professional video game players, the biggest “Gaming Fails”, a PS3 vs XBOX 360 comparison and much more!

Mitsugu Kikai - Largest Collection Of Super MariosMitsugu Kikai - Largest Collection Of Super Marios

The largest collection of Super Mario memorabilia contains 5,441 individual, unique items and belongs to Mitsugu Kikai (Japan). It was counted in Tokyo, Japan on 15 July 2010.

”The 2012 book is the most comprehensive Gamer’s Edition we’ve ever released,” said Gaz Deaves, Guinness World Records Gaming Editor. “Chronicling the video game world’s grandest successes, most embarrassing failures and everything in between, this year’s edition will immerse casual fans with an encyclopedia of interactive info and impress the hardcore crowd with its detailed analysis.”

Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition is available now in the US for a suggested retail price of $14.99 and available in the UK on January 19th.

For more information on gaming record breaking, please visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com/gamers.

23 Comments

Related Stories

Micro lights micro
THE RICHARDS’ FAMILY HOME IS DECORATED WITH OVER 300,000 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! Check out these Christ...
Micro micro mario kart 7
There are only a handful of new features in the new Mario Kart 7 game. Will it be enough to beat ...
Micro guinness micro
Did you know November 17 is Guinness Book of World Records Day? Over 300,000 people around the wo...
Pbrpoke 140x100 w

What Pokemon Is This? Vote!

  • Pikabolt!
  • Electobuzz!
  • Electivire!
  • Magnavolt!

General In The Forums

boredlol
boredlol posted in Say Anything:
I was wondering why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me. LOLZ Sorry if you dont find this funny. I think its funny XD
reply 9 minutes
brilliantstudent
"brilliantstudent" wrote:@XxRuby_PhoenixxX your counting of votes​ is incorrect I think. Do check it again !!!Check nine, ten , eleven, fifteen ,nineteen !! Dont count her votes because it's wrong !! As she is offline now , she will edit the coutings .
reply about 1 hour
H3LLSCRIVVER
"brilliantstudent" wrote:You need to give some kw usernames for the following -1) Popular Roleplayer -2)Top Rule Breaker-3) Wanted in Chat -4) Friendliest kW member​ -5)Top Medalist (kW medals) -6)Craziest -7)Too Cool-8. Perfect Alien -9) Popular in the forums- 10) Most active member- 11) All-rounder - 12) Kindest - 13) Late replier - 14) Smartest -  15) Most Talkative - 16) Peace Maker - 17) Top kW fan - 18 .Oldest in kW - 19) Top Debater in Religious section - 20) Top Profile - P.S.  You can't give your own name here . You can give only one name for each . You can't give the same name in the others . While writing the KW member name in bracket write all total how many votes he/she got .  YOUR VOTE COUNTS ! Share this forum thread with all your friends to make sure the right ones win :) Good luck :thumbsup ** This is a game I have started and is not officially done by Kidzworld **   popular roleplayer @ThePaleWalker636 
reply about 1 hour
brilliantstudent
For your vote to count , you need to follow these rules :  You can't give your own name here . You can give only one name for each . While writing the kW member name in bracket write all total how many votes he/she got . Also use @ before the username to let know that u have voted for him/her. YOUR VOTE COUNTS ! Share this forum thread with all your friends to make sure the right ones win
reply about 1 hour
brilliantstudent
To know how to vote and its rules , go to​ PAGE ONE !!! read page one ...
reply about 1 hour