I finally managed to find a copy of Guinness World Record 2010 Gamer’s Edition. Some things about this year’s book is quite different from 2009. First off, Brady Games, known for strategy guides, became is the publisher for the 2010 version of the book. The other: It’s paperback. This may have lowered the price of the book from $21.95 to $15.95, but I would have gladly paid the former price if it meant not having to worry about ruining the pages or cracking the spine.
As for what’s inside the book, it pretty much remains consistent with the previous Gamer’s Editions with the usual updates on world records and games that came out throughout the year, and of course, the Twin Galaxies high score section.
As would anyone I looked through the book to see if any familiar names. I looked through the Twin Galaxies section and I saw that I’m in the section a second time in a row (this year for Soul Cailbur IV, Original Wii Sports, and Wii Sports Resort), my name actually made it into the Record-Breaking Fighting Games section for my score in Soul Calibur IV on the Xbox 360.
I also saw that EMP Triforce made it onto the TG leaderboard for Mario Bros. (GBA), The Superman arcade game (with another EMP Jeron), and Tetris DS. And they mentioned him in the Record Breaking Puzzle Games for his Tetris score and said how the was part of “The League of Legendary Gamers” with Billy Mitchell and Fatal1ty.
And both my name and Triforce’s are in the INDEX! I never thought I would have my name in the index of any Guinness Book. It’s sort of nice to see your own name there.
I’m still going through the book as we speak. I will probably be tweeting about more finds in the book.