No Guinness Records for Cheaters…

I was cruising through today’s headlines at 24/7 Gamer News and saw a link to Wired’s Game|Life. The article examines ten records you didn’t know about – basically The Guinness Book or World Records has records for video games, and apparently there’s a lot of them that aren’t well known.

It’s tradition in our family to get the Guinness Book every year (usually at Costco, for somebody’s present – but we all read it). And the video game section is one that we always check first. This year has some new entries, and like Wired mentioned, I didn’t know about them (or probably I did, but completely forgot about them).

They started with “First Game to have an Officially Recognized Day”, which is Civilization V – which happens to be one of my favorite games too. I’m not sure I’d count that as a record – something that is “First to…” isn’t ever a record that can be broken – I think it’s a statistic and not a “record”. But I don’t publish yearly books, so what does my opinion matter… :)

Anyway, the article goes on to describe several other interesting factoids (okay, “Records”), such as:

  • First fired for playing Farmville (I’d personally fire anyone for playing Farmville at work too).
  • Video game to use the most “F—” words in a game (It’s Mafia II, in case you were f#*ing wondering…)
  • And the “saddest”, Most Expensive Virtual Property (Some guy paid the equivalent of $330k for electronic property – kookoo…)

The whole list is available on Wired’s Game|Life.

I wonder if they’re ever going to make one for “Biggest Cheater” or “First person to never finish a game without ever cheating.”

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Steve Cook is co-founder and CTO of A true old-skool gamer, he's as comfortable blowing away Space Invaders and Asteroids as he is coding in C, Java, or PHP. He currently lives in New Mexico... which is cleaner than Old Mexico.

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