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Tapping into the rich vein of lonely people playing video games and their desire to establish world records, Rift -- which recently just added a free-to-play option -- held a day-long event on Valentine's Day seeking to marry as many in-game characters as possible. It was a success, and now Rift ha...

February 17th 2012 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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Mafia 2's rap sheet now includes a Guinness World Record for "most swearing in a video game." The mob saga surpassed House of the Dead: Overkill's 189 permutations on the word "f*ck" by ... well, they're still counting. Seriously. A representative for Guinness World Records tells Joystiq that at t...

September 20th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes, Assassin's Creed 2 has been awarded with a Guinness World Record. You might be surprised, however, to learn that it has nothing to do with how good the game is. No, Assassin's Creed 2 has been awarded the world record for "being the most cover-featured video game." In other words, it appeared...

April 15th 2010 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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What's the highest grossing arcade game of all time? What's the longest anyone's spent playing an MMO? You'd know the answers to these and many more questions about the extremes of the video game world if you had a copy of the Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition. Or if you clicked over to t...

January 4th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The third edition of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition hits store shelves January 4 and 21 in the US and UK, respectively. The edition likely contains some of this year's more profound records, including: Batman's most ridiculous world record in the history of world record keeping....

December 7th 2009 at 7:30pm 0 Comments