The year has barely begun and already we have the latest and greatest 2010 Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer’s Edition available to purchase. I only glanced through the 2009 edition at Barnes & Noble one time, but it looked like a fairly comprehensive list of the important feats of our chosen industry.
This, however, saddens me (and why put this in the press release, I have no idea). Check out what franchise won “Most Popular Video Game Series of All Time”. Have a tissue handy.
The third book in the series Gamer’s Edition 2010 provides a comprehensive guide to record-breaking video games on all consoles and features the Most Popular Video Game Series of All Time as voted by 13,000 visitors to the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition website. Gamer’s Edition 2010 describes the attributes that likely influenced gamers to select Bungie’s first person shooter Halo over second placed Legend of Zelda as “great video game design: an iconic character, excellent level design, perfect controls and unparalleled multiplayer options.”
Here’s a link to the full press release if you’re interested.