This weekend, after much doubt as to whether his latest creation was real or not, jet ski champion Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. I was there when it happened, and I’m here to tell you that this thing is real, and it’s spooky how it just hangs there, mid-air, until…
The folks behind the world’s longest Hearthstone turn—the 45 hour one—are at it again. This time, they’re going for two ridiculous records at once.
Thought you had a lot of Doctor Who related knick nacks at home? Perhaps not as many as this man from Manchester in the UK does - he's just entered Guinness' Book of World Records for having over one-and-a-half thousand bits of Who merchandise in his collection.
Earlier this year, Victor Sandberg broke Missile Command's all-time world record—a mark that had stood since 1982 and was believed to be unassailable. This weekend, he shot for another goal most thought unreachable. In the end, it was.
If you want to watch a Swedish guy tear Missile Command a new one, tune in to this. Around 11 a.m. EST, he beat his world record of 81,795,035, but that's not the goal now. He's trying to play the game for 100 hours, on a single credit. That would be a record across all arcade games.
Late Night host Jimmy Fallon wanted to set some new video game world records. So, apparently, he made some up.
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…
I am sure you have Pac-Man skills. We all do. I'm sure you're good at turning the corners of getting Inky, Blinky & Clyde to trail you just as you're approaching the power pellet.
Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I remember being awed at when the TV specials based on the Guinness Book of World Records would show up on network TV. I'd see really big things! Really small things! Weird life forms out of 1950s monster comics! A guy who'd never cut his fingernails, like, ever! One after another,…
Guinness is handing out the video game world records left and right, and now it's Sony's turn. They've assembled a crack team of LittleBigPlanet 2 players to take down fabricated records next week, and you can watch.
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.
Jimmy Fallon had 10 game consoles set in front of him on Late Night yesterday. He tried to claim a world record by playing each in 60 seconds. Officially, he fell short. But did he really? Watch and decide.
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."
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.
It was 25 years ago today, Scott Safran taught the world to play... Asteroids. On this day in 1983, 15-year-old Scott Safran began playing Asteroids at an arcade in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Three days later, his last ship was crushed by a vector rock and he staggered back from the cabinet with a record-breaking score…