The Top 50 Gaming Guinness World Records
With the release of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition for 2008, Next Gen has compiled a list of the 50 greatest gaming records. These range from the largest upright arcade machine (built by G4′s Attack of the Show) to the most guest stars in a videogame series (Grand Theft Auto).
The original Xbox reigns in as the largest console, while the longest ban from Xbox Live belongs to an individual who won’t be getting online with his gamertag or console until December 31, 9999, by which point I imagine our ape overlords won’t even be interested in videogames.
My two personal favorites, though, were highlighted by Evil Avatar:
Longest game title
The longest game title was for a Japanese-only PS2 game released in 2005. It’s called White Princess the Second and Yappari Itto ni Ittemo Soujyanakutemo Ok-na Gotsugou Shugi Gakuen Renai Adventure, or in English, White Princess the Second and Love Adventure in the School That Follows the Principle of Convenience, Where It’s Okay to Stray From the Path or Stay on the Path.
Highest production budget
The game with the highest budget was Sega’s Shenmue, which cost $70,000,000 to create. It took seven years to complete and first appeared on the Sega Dreamcast in December 1999. However, it may soon be beaten by the Silicon Knights game Too Human for Xbox 360, which sources claim has already cost over $80,000,000.
Sure, $70 million is a bit much, but Shenmue was really, really awesome.