The new "Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition" published on Jan 20 has come up with a compilation of avid video-gamers who have excelled in the virtual word of sports and action. And whats interesting is that the record-holders range from kids to super senior grandparents.
Putting forth an array of categories, the authorities have ensured that every popular aspect of video-games are covered up. In the most famous video-game character category, Mario ranks as the most popular. The affable plumber has been in the video-game arena for ages and is still the most-sought after by people across any age-group.
85 year-old John Bates from Onalaska, Wisconsin, is the oldest person in the video-game record books courtesy his perfect games on Wii Sports Bowling (2,850). And if grannies are there can kids be far behind. Nine-year old Ryota Wada, is enlisted as the youngest gamer to get a perfect 'AAA' score on music video-game Dance Dance Revolution.
If you thought that it's only kids and men who throng to video-games, then there is Annie Leung from San Francisco for making the highest score on Guitar Hero 3 for a female (789,349 points). This goes on to demonstrate, as to how deep video-games have penetrated into the collective psyche of human society.
This attempt by Guinness might just accentuate the demand for video-games and for those who rued that there was no recognisation for their gaming talents, this is the platform they needed. The game is truly on!