Things have changed a bit in the Guinness Book of World Records we poured over in our youth; the new version has pages worth of entries related to video games. Here are some of the more colorful ones you likely didn’t know about.
Wired magazine has compiled a list of 10 interesting records related to video gaming from the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer’s Edition (didn’t know such a specialized version existed? Don’t feel bad, we were surprised too).
Among the more colorful records they scoured the book for:
Most “F” Words in a Videogame
Winner: Mafia II
How it won: While 2K’s mob-themed action-adventure game didn’t snag any 2010 Game of the Year awards, it is the front-runner for Most Obscene Script. Mafia II can drop up to 397 F-bombs in an average 12-hour play-through. That’s 33 per hour, or an average of one every two minutes.
If you’ve played Mafia II you might have suspected it had a ton of obscenities in it but now you cite the actual number with confidence. Check out the full article at the link below for the scoop on most lines of commentary in an NFL video game, longest survival on the hardest Grand Theft Auto level, and more.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/28/11