Vinyl’s not just a fad, it’s a fundamentally unique way of interacting with music and art. So it makes sense that fans of the medium would want to re-introduce video games to the wonderful world of spinning records that preceded them.
Matt Siegfried wanted to be first.
OK, well, not just "some dude." The record-seeker is Ed Heemskerk, who set the marathon record for Q*Bert at 68.5 hours back in March, and now is bidding for a 100-hour stretch on a single quarter. He started yesterday morning at 8 a.m. EDT, meaning that, by now, he's a little more than a quarter of the way toward his…
Rovio's focused assault on the casual gaming public continues to pay off big time, as Angry Birds Space surpasses 50 million downloads in 35 days, breaking all previous records and making developers of big-budget console titles feel reevaluate their careers.
If George Leutz hasn't gone completely Ahab already, I'd advise him to let go of the Q*Bert world record. His latest assault on the mark, whose 33 million score is believed to require more than 70 hours of nonstop gameplay, ended in exhaustion after 57 hours, 40 minutes on a single quarter at the joystick. His final…
Say this for George Leutz: that man is determined. Undaunted by the 70 hours of nonstop gameplay it is estimated to take to beat the 28-year-old all-time world record in Q*Bert, Leutz is at this moment 25 hours into his third assault on the record.
The all-time high score of 33 million set 28 years ago on Q*Bert has this year proved to be one of the most unassailable marks in video game history.
It was estimated that George Leutz would have to play Q*Bert for more than 70 hours -nearly three days straight- to break a 28-year-old all-time world record. If you, like me, wondered if there was some way to stick Q*Bert in the corner of the board and grab a nap during the record attempt, evidently there isn't.
Thirty-six hours into what was expected to be a 70-hour assault on an all-time world record, and with hundreds of lives to spare, someone unplugged a cabinet elsewhere in the arcade, resetting the Q*bert George Leutz was playing.
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]
Selling more than 4.7 million copies sold since its December 7 release and 3.3 million on day-one, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is now the fastest-selling PC game of all time.
As you read this, history is in the making. Asteroids is being played with great verve. High scores will topple.
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.
Waiting for me in the office upon my return from vacation this week was a copy of the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition. So many records in there. So let's randomly highlight a few feats.
Apparently the 2010 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition is "a must-have for fans of gaming," according to some gaming blog.
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.
With entries for professional gaming, top selling games in history, the history of hardware and Guitar Hero, the Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition looks to be a must have for fans of gaming.
Five years old and growing! EVE Online celebrated the beginning of the new year by reaching a new record for concurrent users connected to the game, with more than 45,000 players online at once.