Twin Galaxies is Taking High Scores Again—for a Fee

Twin Galaxies, the arbiter of video game records for more than three decades, and the authority Guinness World Records uses to certify video game high scores, changed hands last fall. It's now owned by two arcades, one in Denver and the other in New Jersey. » 4/21/13 1:08pm 4/21/13 1:08pm

Record Smashed as Arsenal Beat Spurs 190-Nil

Guinness and video games have made quite a partnership over the years, to the point where many of their honours now sound more like adverts. (Yes, I'm deliberately writing in UK English here.) Here, however, is one that harkens back to Guinness' old-school marathon and milestone roots: Shattering the record for… » 2/02/13 2:00pm 2/02/13 2:00pm

536 People Set The World Record For Blowing Gum Bubbles

Every once in a while Nintendo does something insane. Like the Wii. Or getting 536 people together to break the Guinness World Record for most people simultaneously blowing chewing gum bubbles. To celebrate Kirby's anniversary. Because he is a bubble. » 9/04/12 4:30pm 9/04/12 4:30pm

Nintendo Wants to Celebrate Kirby's Birthday With Chewing Gum

Kirby's 20th birthday is this year, and Nintendo plans to observe it with a stunt at PAX Prime on Sept. 1. They're trying to get more than 304 people together in the same place to collectively blow chewing-gum bubbles, which would set a Guinness World Record. » 8/24/12 10:00pm 8/24/12 10:00pm

Kinect Sets Guinness Record As "Fastest Selling Electronics"

Congratulations to Microsoft, who took what I thought was going to be a modest hit and making it a giant one. Now let's get that next wave of games coming! [GuinnessWorldRecords.com] » 3/09/11 4:45pm 3/09/11 4:45pm

Over 800 Children Herded Together For Handheld Gaming

If anyone wonders what a gathering of 800 people playing portable game consoles look like, it looks like this. Because that's exactly what happened this weekend in Odawara City in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture. » 1/24/11 8:00am 1/24/11 8:00am

World Record Claimed On Game Rescued From The Dump

A 27-year-old video gaming world record has fallen to a British man playing on an arcade cabinet he rescued from a garbage dump nearly 20 years ago. » 12/18/10 6:30pm 12/18/10 6:30pm

Guinness Gives Mafia II The F-Bomb Record

Yesterday, Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunters compiled 200 instances of Mafia II using a four-letter word that rhymes with "John Kruk." Today, Guinness World Records says it's provisionally certified the game as the all-time F-bomb champion among video games. » 9/16/10 7:20pm 9/16/10 7:20pm

The Top 50 Video Game Franchises Of All Time, Voted By Gamers

The 2010 Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition features a list of the Top 50 video game series as voted by the gaming public. Which series came out on top between The Legend of Zelda, Call of Duty, and Halo? » 5/06/10 12:40pm 5/06/10 12:40pm

Twin Galaxies Founder Retires

Walter Day, a former oil industry executive so captivated by the video game craze that he founded an arcade that would later become the international sanctioning authority for record high scores, has retired from his creation, Twin Galaxies. » 3/05/10 8:30pm 3/05/10 8:30pm

Pac-Man Still Beats Mario for Most-Famous Crown

One year older, and about two dozen or so titles fewer, Pac-Man still retains the "most recognizable" title among video game characters in the United States, according to the upcoming edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. » 12/22/09 10:20pm 12/22/09 10:20pm

DS World Record Attempt In London Tomorrow

Almost exactly a year ago, 381 Australian kids set the Guinness World Record » 10/24/08 11:20am 10/24/08 11:20am for simultaneous Nintendo DS playing. Game on! Tomorrow (Saturday October 25th) members of UK DS fan group DSLondon will try to crush those poor kids' dreams by SHATTERING the world record in a flurry of stylus swiping and button mashing as…