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2011-06-10 09:05:00

LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment's flagship video games site, IGN.com, today was officially recognized as the "most popular video games website" by the internationally renowned Guinness World Records. The certificate was presented by Gaz Deaves, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition book, to IGN's VP of Games Content, Tal Blevins, at the 2011 E3 Expo in Los Angeles, the world's premier event for the video games industry. (Photo:...

2010-10-28 16:33:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Every company or organization in America strives to be the "World's Best" at something. GWR Live! is offering the chance for companies to send employees into the holiday season with a tangible and exceptional achievement under their belt. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/NY91109 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/NY91109 ) Having already having established themselves in Europe and Japan as a major force in team...

2010-09-15 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The global authority on all things record-breaking returns today with Guinness World Records 2011! The latest edition of the best-selling copyright book of all time comes to stores exploding with completely updated records and 100% new photographs. Loaded with more than 4,000 new and updated records that are sure to spark wonder and awe, Guinness World Records 2011 is available in bookstores today. With more American content than ever before, the 2011...

2010-01-26 13:39:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty one year-old Lisa Courtney from Hertfordshire, England is celebrating this week after being officially recognised as the individual with the largest Pokemon memorabilia collection in the world, having accumulated 12,113 different items over 13 years. Her incredible record-breaking collection, which is still growing in size, has been featured in the new Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition, now available in the U.S. and UK. (Photo:...

2010-01-04 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The globally-recognized authority on record breaking achievements Guinness World Records, today announced the availability of the best resource for video game records, facts, trivia and new developments, with the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition. Gamer's Edition 2010 will be sold and distributed globally by BradyGames providing a larger breadth of distribution to both traditional book retailers and specialist gaming stores from January 4th for...

2009-09-17 04:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Commemorate the end of the first decade of the 21st Century with the world's best resource for amazing feats and inspirational attainments - Guinness World Records 2010. Having sold more than 100 million copies to date, the world's best selling copyright book hits stores today completely updated and loaded with incredible new facts ready to wow readers from around the globe. The 2010 edition reveals the new "World's Tallest Man": 27 year-old Sultan Kosen...

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2009-02-11 16:30:00

The newly published Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition has awarded "The America's Army" PC game with five world records, the Army News Service reported on Tuesday. The widely-played PC game won awards in five categories, including: Largest Virtual Army; Most Downloaded War Video Game; Most Hours Spent Playing a Free Online Shooter; Earliest Military Website to Support a Video Game and Largest Traveling Game Simulator. With more than 9.7 million registered users, America's Army is...

2009-02-04 17:15:00

NEW YORKFeb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the launch of the second annual Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition, the nation's best Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock player visited New York City for a mesmerizing record-breaking shred session. At noon today Danny Johnson reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the "Highest Score for a Single Song on Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock" with an astounding score of 973,954 points (a 99% completion rate on Expert Level) for the song...

2009-02-04 03:00:00

Amazing Guitar Hero Attempt in New York City Kicks Off International Release of New Book NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The globally-recognized authority on record-breaking achievements, Guinness World Records, reveals the latest and greatest in video gaming with the publication of Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition on February 4th for $21.95 (15 UK pounds Sterling). The so-called "video game bible" is back with all new records, facts and trivia sure to keep any gamer occupied...

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2008-04-30 12:10:00

Researchers at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa reported the eye size of the world's largest squid, adding that they may be the largest animal eyes ever discovered.With a diameter larger than a football, the eyes measure about 11 inches across, but could have been even larger when the colossal squid was still alive."These are truly amazing eyes," said Eric Warrant, an expert on animal vision from the University of Lund in Sweden."In the collapsed state we see here, they measure 25cm...