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

Console Gaming's Oldest, Still-Standing Record Was Set 30 Years Ago…

Many video game records are thought to be extremely difficult, if not theoretically impossible to beat. There's one out there that may in fact be physically impossible to surpass. It's the fastest time in Dragster, an Activision title by Pitfall! creator David Crane, and the mark was set 30 years ago today. » 9/01/12 4:00pm 9/01/12 4:00pm

The new Popeye World Record is 3,023,060

Brooklyn's Ben Falls is the new world record holder in the 1982 Nintendo arcade game Popeye, according to the score-tallying folks at Twin Galaxies. He scored 3,023,060 points. Previous record holders managed barely more than 1 million. » 12/20/11 4:27pm 12/20/11 4:27pm

A Man Named Knucklez Doubles the Space Invaders World Record

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. » 10/17/11 1:20pm 10/17/11 1:20pm

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

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

Technically, Billy Mitchell Never Set The Donkey Kong Jr. Record

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. » 9/09/10 7:30pm 9/09/10 7:30pm

Billy Mitchell Again Is Champion Of Donkey Kong — And Jr. Too

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. » 8/07/10 6:00pm 8/07/10 6:00pm

New Kong King's Record Chase Almost Dethroned His Toilet

The newly minted world record holder in Donkey Kong didn't have a lot of space in his high-rise condo. So when he brought home an arcade cabinet, one of three things had to go: sofa, fridge, or commode. » 3/24/10 8:30pm 3/24/10 8:30pm

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

Video Game Hall of Fame to Enshrine First Class in August

Less than a year after it was first conceived, the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum at Ottumwa, Iowa has announced its first class of enshrinees, who will be inducted during a four-day gala event in August. » 3/03/10 8:30pm 3/03/10 8:30pm

Wiebe Reclaims Donkey Kong Jr. World Record

Steve Wiebe, featured in the acclaimed documentary "The King of Kong", has reclaimed the world record high score for Donkey Kong Jr. after briefly surrendering it to an Oklahoma man. » 2/17/10 7:20pm 2/17/10 7:20pm

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

Infinite Bits: Miami's First Video Game Convention

Next weekend in Miami you can enjoy live music, tournaments, world record competitions, special guests, a costume contest, and a video game museum at Infinite Bits, South Florida's "first major video game convention." » 10/13/09 11:20am 10/13/09 11:20am

Pac-Man World Record Broken

The official Pac-Man world record has become a little less attainable, as the sixth person in history to achieve a perfect score in Namco's arcade classic is also the fastest to date. » 9/11/09 11:40am 9/11/09 11:40am

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

Video Game Hall of Fame Gains Momentum, Support

Barely a month old, the movement to place a video game hall of fame in Ottumwa, Iowa has formed a city-backed committee and is hiring legal services to incorporate itself as a nonprofit venture. » 5/03/09 11:00am 5/03/09 11:00am