New world records are being set quite regularly, and we find them interesting, particularly those surrounding video games.
After a bit of nosing around the ol’ internet, we’ve brought together some of our favourite video game world records, directly from our friends at Guinness World Records.
There are a lot of records surrounding marathon plays of games. It’s fun, and there have been times when I’m sure all of us could have competed (see GTA IV, when I ate nothing but pizza for two days because I refused to leave my couch). I mean, I was pretty confident in my ability until I saw some of these:
- Minecraft – 35:35:35 – Joseph Kelly – 10/11 October, 2015
- World of Warcraft – 29:31:00 – Hecaterina Kinumi Iglesias – 29/30 March, 2014
- Final Fantasy X – 38:06:00 – Hecaterina Kinumi Iglesias – 26/28 July, 2013
I’m not gonna lie, those are some pretty impressive numbers, and I can’t help but feel I little doubt about my capabilities.
Another notable record was set by Alex Tan (PangaeaPanga), who set the record for ‘Fastest Blindfolded Completion of Super Mario World’, clocking the game in 15:29, breaking his previous record by over seven minutes. He was even killed on the second level, but pushed through. Impressive.
Lastly, our favourite record is held by Victor De Leon III (Lil Poison), who holds the record for being the ‘Youngest Professional Video Gamer’, entering Halo tournaments at just four years old, and stepping up to Major League Games one year later. He signed his first contract at age 7, which earned him the world record. What a champ.
I’m not going to pretend like going through some of these records hasn’t made me feel like I’ve wasted a good portion of my life. I mean, who doesn’t want a plaque on their wall that shows off how long they spent playing a JRPG in one sitting?