On Saturday, September 19 at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Chicago, Illinois, 30-year-old Caitlin Oliver set the new world record for the arcade version of Namco's classic beat-em up, Splatterhouse. According to video game historian Patrick Scott Patterson, the last time a woman set an arcade game world record,…
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.
Vincent Lemay came in just 2,700 points shy of Hank Chien's world record score for Donkey Kong, adding his name to the team of rivals for what has become arcade video gaming's Holy Grail of high scores.
Frogger doesn't have a whole documentary devoted to it the way that Donkey Kong does, in King of Kong. But Konami's coin-op classic does have a memorable episode from the Seinfeld TV show, where Jason Alexander's George Costanza puffs up with pride over his longstanding high score in the game. But that fictional…
Last month, George Leutz set out to topple a high score nearly 28 years old: Q*Bert's all time mark of 33,273,520. It's believed that it would take playing for 70 hours on a single quarter to beat that score. Halfway into it, someone kicked a power cord, (seen above) and all of Leutz's work was lost.
Steve Sanders, one of the first competitive professional gamers during the 1980s arcade boom, now holds a world record in his best game: Joust. He and his son, Isaiah (pictured), recently set the tandem high score record, with 745,000.
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.
The infamous "kill screen" sets a limit to the highest possible score in Donkey Kong. Steve Wiebe, who reclaimed the world's No. 1 in September, says the game still has about 100,000 points to go.
John McAllister, the owner of what is widely believed to be the most unbeatable video game high score, has claimed another world record, in Joust, after a marathon session at the arcade cabinet.
Which actions in video games deserve points? Walking? Looking? Kicking a man off a ledge? Early 2011 first-person shooter Bulletstorm answers these questions.
Enough. I am officially declaring this Double Down-eating developer competition over. Electronic Arts may not have really set the land-speed record for consuming Kentucky Fried lard, but it did raise $1,000 for - wait for it - cancer research.
This Sunday I facetiously suggested that an Activision game tester had claimed the world record fastest time for eating a horrible meat sandwich called the Double Down. Disney Interactive Studios wants it known they have just obliterated the mark.
Two Activision game testers staged a speed-eating competition of the KFC culinary profanity known as the Double Down, with the winner polishing it off in 57.97 seconds. Video inside, plus my review of the "sandwich."
The people who made Bejeweled 2 bring us what they say is the true tale of the first person to conquer Bejeweled 2. 2,200 hours. 2,147,482,575 points. Max score possible. Meet Mike Leyde [Bejeweled official site]
The one shining achievement in the life of Seinfeld's George Costanza is no more, as a Connecticut man shatters the fictional Frogger record previously thought unattainable by real people.