The Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition is packed full of feats and facts about your favourite games

By ·September 7, 2016 12:00 pm

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement releases the new Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition on 8 September. This 10th Anniversary Edition is jam packed with incredible new and updated records and fascinating gaming feats.

YouTube gamer, Ali-A, highlights the books phenomenal content in his exclusive forward and fellow gamer Dan TDM and Twitch star OMGitsfirefoxx show off their record title achievements in stunning photoshoots.

New Editor Stephen Daultrey headlines the 10th-anniversary edition is a special chapter on Star Wars and the records it has amassed over the past 30 plus years.

There is a detailed look at the new breed of space-simulation games including No Man’s Sky, an ambitious epic with literally billions of fully explorable planets, and Star Citizen, a crowdfunded space sim that has received more than $100 million in pledges, making it the most crowdfunded project ever.

Amazing gaming ingenuity is revealed including programming expert Benjamin Gwin’s record for ‘Most alternative control method’s used to complete Dark Souls’. Nine unique controls including a dance mat, a guitar and his voice were used to complete the classic action-RPG.

A brand new UGC chapter (User Generated Games) reveal amazing talent such as Alex Tan’s achievement ‘Most difficult level created in Super Mario Maker’. His challenging level has been beaten just 49 times out of astounding 1,550,870 attempts!

arry Twyford, Longest Marathon on Mario Kart.

Harry Twyford, Longest Marathon on Mario Kart. Picture Credit: Ryan Dix/Guinness World Records.

The growing phenomenon of competitive gaming known as eSports is recognised with the first dedicated chapter. Sell-out crowds now pack out hi-tech venues, while millions of fans sit glued to computer screens and mobiles, watching live-streamed tournaments in such hit games as League of Legends, Street Fighter and Hearthstone.

The Evolution of eSports timeline feature, highlights key events in the sport’s development, including the first $10 million prize pool and the youngest gamer to earn $1 million in winnings. The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition unprecedented insight into pro-gaming offers new record categories including longest tournament win streaks, most tournaments won and the largest live audience for a videogame final, which is a massive 40,000 – more than most English Premiership soccer games!

Leon Ip - LEGO Dimensions

Leon Ip – LEGO Dimensions

In addition there are record-packed chapters devoted to key mainstays such as Action-Adventures, Sports Games, RPGs and Classics. This means that all your favourites are included, whether it’s FIFA, Madden and Mario Kart, or Super Mario, Batman and Pokémon.

Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017 Stephen Daultrey said “The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017 features our most incredible and eclectic assortment of records ever. From crazy culture to technological prowess, it is an awesome 10th Edition’.

A must-have for all gamers the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017 is available on 8 September 2016, £9.99 RRP

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