Spelunky players just refuse to give up. It makes sense, considering the game they've chosen to spend so much time playing. The world record for highest possible score has been beaten, with an amazing run by YamaYamaDingDong.
On October 7, 2011, Flemington, NJ's Richie Knucklez catapulted himself into the video game record books by racking up 110,510 points in the original 1978 arcade hit Space Invaders, more than doubling the previously held record. How did he do it? Owning his own arcade certainly didn't hurt.
Galaga's tournament-setting world record fell again, reclaimed on New Year's Day by the previous record holder, Andrew Laidlaw of Washington state.
After Steve Wiebe reclaimed the world record high score in Donkey Kong in September, the Seattle teacher said there still was "room at the top" left for future challenges. He'll try to beat his own mark in about two weeks.
The notorious arcade champion Billy Mitchell was certified as the new world record holder in Donkey Kong Jr. at his induction to the International Video Game Hall of Fame last month. But Mark Kiehl had already beaten his score.
On the day he was to be enshrined with the inaugural class of the International Video Game Hall of Fame, Billy Mitchell was once again certified as the world record holder in Donkey Kong - and also Donkey Kong Jr.
In a game where the enemy grows more powerful with each level, you're destined to die, but survive long enough in Dead Pixel Arcade's Xbox Live Indie game You Will Die and you might posthumously score 10,000 Microsoft points.
As you read this, history is in the making. Asteroids is being played with great verve. High scores will topple.
Does an entry in the Guinness World Records count as an award? If so, chalk up another one for Sid Meier, who has just entered the 2008 Gamer's Edition of that prestigious publication as the game industry's most award-winning creator. Among his many achievements are numerous awards for the Civilization series,…