Celebrating game enthusiasts who’ve taken things to extremes
To mark the release of Gjinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition, we decided to pluck oul a handful of the more eyebrow-raising entries to share. You are fully entitled to your incredulity, of course.
Most international Street Fighter competition wins goes to UK gamer Ryan Hart, who has won over 450 Street Fighter events in 13 different countries from 1998 to 201 1 Then there’s most expensive virtual property, which SEE Digital Studios secured after paying $6 million (£3,860,000) for Planet Calypso, a virtual planet within the online game Entropia Universe.
The largest collection of Mario memoroDilia belongs to Japanese 25-yearold Mitsugu Kikai, with over 5,403 unique Mario items in hs horde, which he began as a child. Finally, the longest videogame marathon nod goes to Belgian gamers Tony Desmet, Jesse Rebmann and Jeffrey Gammon after bey managed to play Assassins Creed: Brotherhood for 109 hours straight at the GUNKtv World Record Gaming Event in Antwerp.