NEW YORK - February 4, 2009 - To celebrate the launch of the second annual Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition, the nation's best Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock player visited New York City for a mesmerizing record-breaking shred session.
At noon today Danny Johnson reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the "Highest Score for a Single Song on Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock" with an astounding score of 973,954 points (a 99% completion rate on Expert Level) for the song "Through the Fire and Flames" by DragonForce. The 14-year-old from Grapevine, Texas traded the record back and forth with former record holder Chris Chike for almost a year, and has been looking for his chance to take back the crown for months now.
Johnson's nimble fingers have attracted over 2.5 million people to his YouTube videos and earned him countless fans. "Danny's ability is as breathtaking as it is unbelievable," said Guinness World Records judge Stuart Claxton, who was on hand to certify the attempt. "With music video games dominating the market right now, it's hard for players to stick out from the crowd. Danny does just that with his amazing speed and near-perfection."
Gamers who believe they have what it takes to be considered video game elite are encouraged to visit the Gamer's section on the official Guinness World Records website, http://gamers.guinnessworldrecords.com to learn more information on submitting their scores and being a part of the online gaming community.
The all-new Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition, the second Guinness World Records book devoted solely to the world of gaming, is on shelves now and features 90% new records, 750 new photographs, high score statistics and fascinating facts.
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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. The Guinness World Records website ( www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.
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