Guinness World Records™ 2016 Gamer’s Edition: Our Top 5 Records

Guinness World Records™ 2016 Gamer’s Edition: Our Top 5 Records

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Highest-Earning Female Gamer – Katherine “Mystik” Gunn

Katherine “Mystik” Gunn has earned an impressive $122,000 (£77,095) since 2007; higher than any other female competitive videogame player.

Kat’s love of the game and dedication to practice tirelessly have certainly helped her on her way to success.

Kat Gunn is likely to be popular with gamers! As well as being a hugely impressive record – no other female gamer has earned more than her $122,000 – it’s also a spectacular photo-shoot, in which the GWR team mocked-up Halo in an actual environment. One of the best they have done.

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Longest Journey in Minecraft – Kurt J Mac

In March 2011, Kurt J Mac (USA) set out on an epic quest to reach the fabled Far Lands – the area roughly 12,500 km (7,767 mi) from a player’s initial spawn point, where technical issues in pre-version-1.8 releases caused strange anomalies in the terrain. Kurt has been documenting his journey on his YouTube channel “Far Lands or Bust!”, using his quest to raise money for charity.

On 10 April 2015, Kurt discovered that he had walked 2,097,152 blocks (2,097.15 km; 1,303 mi). Incredibly, after three years of continuous travelling, Kurt was only 16.78% of the way towards his final destination.

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Longest Videogame Marathon on a Need for Speed Game – Kenny Drews and Florian Fleissner

The longest videogame marathon playing a Need for Speed videogame lasted an incredible 33 hours!

Kenny Drews (Germany) and Florian Fleissner (Germany) set the record by playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA, 2005) at City Center Langenhagen, Hannover-Langenhagen, Germany from 31st May 2013 to 1st June 2013.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted used Kinect on the Xbox 360 to allow players to use voice commands such as “engine start”.

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Fastest Completion of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Joel “Jodenstone” Ekman

Gamer Joel “Jodenstone” Ekman (Sweden) set the any-percentage record for Zelda: Ocarina of Time (non-tool assisted) by completing the game in just 17 minutes 55 seconds on 16 March 2015. It’s the first time the game had been completed in under 18 minutes and the speed-run was live-streamed to 1,300 people.

“This run was amazing, and the first sub 18 ever!” said Ekman. “Shoutouts to Zeldagamer98 for pushing me to run this game and inspiring me to keep going, Skater82297 for discovering this insane route and many other awesome tricks in OoT, GlitchesAndStuff for years of work and discovery in this game, CosmoWright for pushing the limits of this game…”

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Largest Arcade Machine – Jason Camberis

The largest arcade machine is 4.41 m tall, 1.93 m wide and 1.06 metres deep, and was achieved by Jason Camberis (USA) as verified in Bensenville, Illinois, USA, on 23 March 2014.

44 year old Network Engineer Jason Camberis spent nearly two years building the machine that is taller than a fully grown African elephant. His aim was to recreate the excitement he felt in arcades as a child by making it big, loud and covered in flashing lights.

The machine is fully functioning and includes over 200 classic games. Just imagine trying to beat a highscore on that!

Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer’s Edition

The bestselling videogames annual is back! Bursting with mind-blowing records and tantalizing trivia, the Guinness World Records 2016: Gamer’s Edition is a must-have for any gaming fan.

You’ll find show-stopping records, top 10 roundups, quick-fire facts and stats, and hundreds of amazing new images from all your favorite games.

What’s more, brand new for this year’s book is a dedicated section just for Minecraft fans, with a mega-showcase of the greatest construction records, in-game tips and lots more blocky goodness.

Plus, discover the tech milestones that have been smashed in the last year in both software and hardware, get all the insider secrets from industry experts, and marvel at the players who have hit the very top of the leaderboards.