She's The First Woman To Set An Arcade Game Record In Nearly 30 Years

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,… » 10/21/13 5:00pm 10/21/13 5:00pm

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

Warcraft-Playing Bodybuilding Fan Barely Misses Donkey Kong World Record

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. » 1/12/13 6:30pm 1/12/13 6:30pm

This Man Is Your New Frogger World Champion

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… » 9/20/12 4:00pm 9/20/12 4:00pm

Record-Seeker Restarts 70-Hour Assault on All-Time Q*Bert Mark

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. » 5/18/11 9:30pm 5/18/11 9:30pm

Arcade Legend Sets Joust Tandem Record — With His Son

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. » 12/23/10 7:00pm 12/23/10 7:00pm

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

Wiebe: Still Points Available In Race To Donkey Kong's Max Score

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. » 11/19/10 11:30pm 11/19/10 11:30pm

New World Record In Joust Awaiting Certification

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. » 10/23/10 12:00pm 10/23/10 12:00pm

You Deserve 200 Points For Looking In The Right Direction

Which actions in video games deserve points? Walking? Looking? Kicking a man off a ledge? Early 2011 first-person shooter Bulletstorm answers these questions. » 10/12/10 2:00pm 10/12/10 2:00pm

EA Closes Out Double Down Challenge By Raising $1,000

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. » 5/18/10 10:30pm 5/18/10 10:30pm

Apparently We're the Refs of the Game Testers' Speed Eating League

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. » 5/06/10 10:30pm 5/06/10 10:30pm

Activision Claims World Record in Double Down Speed-Eating

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." » 5/02/10 7:00pm 5/02/10 7:00pm

The Man Who Beat Bejeweled 2

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] » 4/29/10 3:00pm 4/29/10 3:00pm

George Costanza's Frogger Record Shattered

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. » 1/04/10 5:20pm 1/04/10 5:20pm

Can You Beat These Wii Sports Resort Scores?

Video game record keeper Twin Galaxies has posted the first official record scores for Wii Sports Resort. Have you got what it takes to oust the champions? » 9/02/09 4:20pm 9/02/09 4:20pm