New Guinness Gamer’s Edition Record Holders Put A Lot Of Us To Shame
When I consider how much of my life I've spent playing and writing about games, I like to think I’m pretty devoted to my favorite pastime. Then I take a look at the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, the latest of which comes out tomorrow, and bury my head in shame. The 2015 record holders are no exception.
The Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition compiles the most of the most and the best of the best in the worldwide gaming community. People like Spain’s Rodrigo Santos, who owns the world’s single largest collection of Tomb Raider memorabilia at 2,383 distinct items, personify dedication to the hobby.
Also included are Austrian record holder Martin Fornleitner, whose 24 hour and 10 minute Minecraft play session earned him a spot in this year’s records book, and Spaniard Hecaterina Perez, who holds the records for longest World of Warcraft, MMORPG, and JRPG marathons. Damon “Karma” Barlow’s $229,628 combined tournament winnings make him the world’s highest-earning Call of Duty player.
But gamers aren’t the only ones who are crowned in Guinness. Traveller's Tales' 2008 title Lego Batman: The Video Game earned the title of best-selling superhero game with 12.63 million copies sold to date. The Japanese iOS and Android mobile game Puzzle & Dragons is the first game to earn $1 billion, with more than 40 million downloads.*
The full list of records and their holders is available in the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition, which releases tomorrow, November 6th.
*This article originally misstated that Puzzle & Dragons had 13 million downloads. It has been since amended. We regret the error.