Nov 30, 2012 10:48 AM EST | By Luke Caulfield
The Gamer's Edition of Guinness World Records returns this January to celebrate the best and most bonkers in videogaming. Gone are the days of arcade high scores, the way you make a name for yourself in today's gaming world is to do something pretty extreme, like Okan Kaya, who played Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for almost 136 hours. Straight. That's more than five and a half days.
To coincide with the release of the sixth instalment in the best-selling series, Guinness World Records have announced a selection of fantastic feature opportunities available. They include:
Best New Records and Hi-Res Photography - Including the Largest Collection of Videogame Memorabilia; Highest Earning Gamer; Smallest Arcade Machine; Oldest Gamer; Highest Margin of Victory on FIFA 12, etc.
Top 50 Videogame Villains of All Time - Over 6,000 gamers voted. Feature our official results
Interview Gamer's Edition Writer, Kevin Lynch, on his favourite gaming records
Interview videogame record holders from the new book
Break a Gaming World Record - Guinness will provide record attempters with an official Guinness World Records Adjudicator
Book Review & Book Giveaway - Books are available to review and a limited number are available for giveaways
The book has records ranging from well known to the obscure. For example, did you know that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty holds the record for most game data illegally downloaded? A StarCraft II torrent with over 7GB of data was downloaded 2.3 million times in three months. Do the math, and this winds up to 15.77 Petabytes, which sounds like a futuristic potato chip.
The Gamer's Edition of Guinness World Records is out on Jan. 10, 2013.
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