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Suggested Photo Caption: Iowa’s Elizabeth Bolinger, AKA Kitty McScratch, dances her way into history

where she earned the title for ‘Most Prolific Dancing Game High Scorer’ with top scores in over 85 songs spanning across the Dance Central and Just Dance franchises. She’s featured in the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition out now. (Photo Credit Ryan Shude/Guinness World Records)

NEW YORK (January 12, 2012) – A new dancing queen has boogied her way into the latest edition of the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition. The global authority on all things record-breaking is recognizing Elizabeth ‘Kitty McScratch’ Bolinger as the ‘Most Prolific Dancing Game High Scorer’ with more than 85 number one high scores on the Just Dance and Dance Central franchises.

Elizabeth’s love of gaming stems from using videogames as a way to challenge herself to new heights of achievement. The 24-year-old was first introduced to video games in the early 90’s by her father, who was immersed in the world of casual PC gaming.

Having first earned a place in the 2011 Gamer’s Edition with the high score for ‘Dare’ on Just Dance (11,661 points on Aug 8, 2010), Liz caught the record bug and has since racked up more than 85 high scores on the Twin Galaxies leaderboard. Her highest score is for the Dance Central track “C’mon Ride It (The Train)”, with a staggering 432,793 points!

A true dancing game enthusiast, Liz pushes the limits of her ability by achieving top scores blindfolded and sometimes backwards! Her favorite songs to dance to include “Hot and Cold” by Katy Perry where she’s scored over 16,000 points blindfolded and “Bullet Proof” by La Roux.

A long-time fan of the Guinness World Records books as a kid, Liz says: “You really can make dreams happen, it’s just a matter of putting in the hard work and dedication.”

She is an active member of the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum in her hometown Ottumwa, IA and is dedicated to preserving the history of videogames.

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 19 th.

For more information on gaming record breaking, please visit

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement.  First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy.  Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer’s Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. 


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