GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2012 Gamer’s Edition celebrating the best and most bonkers in videogaming

LONDON (13/12/2011). Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, announces the latest, greatest and most extreme achievements in the world of videogames in its upcoming publication of Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition released on 19 th January 2012.

Praised by critics as a “definite almanac of all things games” (LA Times), the fifth instalment in the best-selling series is a must-have for any fan of gaming.  Packed with official gaming records, trivia and never-before seen pictures, the new edition covers every genre with an outstanding selection of in-depth spreads on some of your favourite games including Battlefield , Pokémon, Starcraft, Gears of War, Angry Birds, and Ultima Online .


Guinness World Records Gaming Editor, Gaz Deaves, says: “The brand new Gamer’s Edition is packed full of the best and brightest of the last 12 months in videogaming, with amazing achievements, bizarre behaviour and incredible industry insight. We’ve adjudicated records with the best gamers in the world to give our readers a complete picture of all the most astonishing facts from the wonderful world of gaming.”

As well as records, Gamer’s Edition 2012 is full of interesting features such the as the Top 50 Videogame Endings Of All Time as voted by over 13,000 readers; Gaming Fail, a fun look at the greatest ‘Epic Failures’ in gaming history; Star Wars, a guide to the spin-off games that have come from the iconic movie; and of course, a comprehensive Twin Galaxies Scoreboard that allows you to see how you compare with the best in the gaming world.

Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2011 is out in the UK on Thursday 19 th January 2012!

(Out in the US on Tuesday 3 rd January 2012 )





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About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement.  First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy.  Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer’s Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements.    


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