Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Available Now -- Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers 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 Gamers 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 worlds greatest players each year during the official Pokémon Video Game Championships, earning them the title of Largest Competitive Pokémon Videogame Family.

The Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers 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 Citys Hank Chien earned the Highest Score on Donkey Kong with 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).

Once again, this year features many women making their mark in the interactive realm. Iowas 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 shell 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 Gamers 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!

The 2012 book is the most comprehensive Gamers Edition weve ever released, said Gaz Deaves, Guinness World Records Gaming Editor. Chronicling the video game worlds grandest successes, most embarrassing failures and everything in between, this years edition will immerse casual fans with an encyclopedia of interactive info and impress the hardcore crowd with its detailed analysis.

Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers 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.

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