Tag Archives: Guinness

  • Top 50 Best Video Game Endings Starts with Resident Evil, Ends with Black Ops

    Black Ops Deemed the Best Video Game Ending, Many Have a Different Opinion

    So over 13,000 fans voted for their favorite video game ending of all time for next installment of "The Guinness Book of World Records Gamer Edition", and it was a surprise to everyone like Kotaku and Screwattack. And not everyone is happy with it. While I have played Black Ops and liked its ending, in my 20+ years of playing video games, I think there is way better endings than Black Ops. But in defense of these results Guinness released this statement about its listing:


    "Conducted for the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition book, the list will cause heated debate among passionate gamers and provide further evidence of the growing sophistication and popularity of video games."

    So that's their explanation for this list. A lot of gamers are vocal about it, but then against most gamers have a lot of different opinions on a subject like this. Personally, I think the best ending ever would have to go to Earthbound (aka Mother 2 in Japan) or Final Fantasy VI (FFIII here in the states) both for the SNES. Now, I could probably write an encyclopedia on the reasons why I would choose those games but I'll spare you the rant. Anyway, here is the entire list that Guinness has concluded upon:

    50. Resident Evil 4
    49. Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic
    48. Ratchet & Clank: a Crack in Time
    47. Crysis 2
    46. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    45. Call of Duty: World at War
    44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
    43. Half-Life 2: Episode Tow
    42. Super Metroid
    41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
    39. inFamous
    38. Fallout 3
    37. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    36. Gears of War 2
    35. Bioshock
    34. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
    33. Sonic Adventures 2
    32. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    31. Kingdom Hearts II
    30. Mass Effect
    29. Super Mario Galaxy
    28. Sonic the Hedgehog
    27. Metal Gear Solid
    26. Assassin's Creed II
    25. Assassin's Creed
    24. Shadow of the Colossus
    23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    22. Kingdom Hearts
    21. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    20. Super Mario Galaxy 2
    19. Mass Effect 2
    18. Grand Theft Auto IV
    17. Portal 2
    16. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
    15. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    14. Halo: Combat Evolved
    13. Halo 3
    12. Pokemon Black and White
    11. Super Mario Bros
    10. Heavy Rain
    9. Final Fantasy VII
    8. Metal Gear Solid 4
    7. Portal
    6. Red Dead Redemption
    5. God of War
    4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    2. Halo: Reach
    1. Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Some people aren't going to take this list as official. The folks at Screwattack decided that they have a better pulse on the gaming community than Guinness and decided to take matters into their own hand by hosting their own rankings of what were the best endings. So if you feel like what that list is entirely wrong (most would tend to agree) then you have a chance to voice your opinion over at Screwattack.

    SOURCE:
    http://kotaku.com/5884583/the-50-best-video-game-endings-of-all-time-starts-with-resident-evil-and-ends-with-black-ops
    http://www.screwattack.com/news/does-call-duty-black-ops-have-best-ending-evar
    http://www.screwattack.com/news/what-are-best-endings-video-game-history
  • America's First Ever Pokemon Family Makes a World Record

    An Illinois Family Creates a Guinness World Record with Pokemon

    The Arnold family of Frankfort, Illinois is a five-person dominate force when it comes to Pokemon battling power. This family managed to form a championship winning team and has managed to land themselves in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2012 as the Largest Competitive Pokemon Video Game Family. Yep, that's a real title as according to this Kotaku article.

    They were featured earlier this year on Kotaku after visiting the 2010 Pokemon regionals in Atlanta Georgia. The brothers Ryan and David, sister Grace, and father Glen took the event by storm and dominated every part of the tournament they participated in, while mother Linda cheered them on in support from the sidelines. It got extremely competitive when father and son faced-off for a top spot in the competition's Senior Division.

    Thanks to their dominate force in the Pokemon circuit, they managed to land themselves in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2012 which was just recently in North America. The book series is known for finding unique and extreme new records to fit specific situations, the Arnolds fit in like a glove.

    SOURCE:
    http://kotaku.com/5872647/americas-premierpokemon+playing-family-enter-the-guinness-book-of-arbitrary-gaming-records
    http://kotaku.com/5557229/the-family-that-plays-pokemon-together

  • A List Gaming Modz Could Predict

    Gaming Modz

    Gaming Modz showcase those characters and titles that the gaming community really seem to latch on to. Guinness just asked over 13,000 gamers to vote for their favorite video game characters at their Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition website. The top 50 list compiled seems fairly accurate if you take a lesson from the gaming modz you see within gaming communities.

    In the top 5 of this list you'll find characters that have been used for hundreds of gaming modz as well as some very cool community driven gaming modz based off these personalities.


    #1 Mario – Mario will just about always be number one, for a lot of people the original Mario was their first game of this medium that people experienced. Since the release of Youtube, it seems as though people have been modding the game to make it nightmarishly difficult.

    #2 Link - People can't get enough of Link and Hyrule. Check out this gaming mod of a zombie infested version of Hyrule.

    #3 Master Chief – Master Chief doesn't say much, but that doesn't mean we don't love playing as him. 3D or 2D. See him in 8 Bit-Halo. http://www.evilcontrollers.com/blog/8-bit-halo/

    #4 Solid Snake - Solid Snake and the Metal Gear revival that took place on the PSX made us fall in love with this unique genre of espionage, but we also really dug Solid Snake.We wanted to start playing Solid Snake is all of our games. See this gaming mod of Solid Snake in Resident Evil 4.

    #5 Cloud – Cloud and the gang paved way for westerners to appreciate the Japanese roleplaying game genre and we've never forgotten him. While he has made a ridiculous number of cameos in Kingdom Hearts alone, it doesn't mean the fans have gotten tired of this soldier quite yet. He ends up in the most ridiculous spots.

    Here's the full list:

    1. Mario (Donkey Kong, Nintendo, 1981)
    2. Link (The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo, 1986)
    3. Master Chief (Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft, 2001)
    4. Solid Snake (Metal Gear, Konami, 1987)
    5. Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII, Square, 1997)
    6. PAC-Man (PAC-Man, Namco, 1980)
    7. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider, Eidos 1996)
    8. Gordon Freeman (Half-Life, Valve, 1998)
    9. Kratos (God of War, Sony, 2005)
    10. Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, 1990)
    11. Crash (Crash Bandicoot, Sony, 1996)
    12. "Soap" MacTavish (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision, 2007)
    13. Nico Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar, 2008)
    14. Samus Aran (Metroid, Nintendo 1986)
    15. Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank, Sony, 2002)
    16. Nathan Drake (Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Sony, 2007)
    17. Captain Price (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision, 2007)
    18. Kirby (Kirby's Dream Land, Nintendo, 1992)
    19. Marcus Fenix (Gears of War, Microsoft, 2006)
    20. Pikachu (Pokemon Red/Green, Nintendo 1996)
    21. Yoshi (Super Mario World, Nintendo, 1990)
    22. "CJ" Johnson (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar, 2004)
    23. Mega Man (Mega Man, Capcom, 1987)
    24. Sam Fisher (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Ubisoft, 2002)
    25. Shadow (Sonic Adventure 2, Sega, 2001)
    26. Jak (Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Sony, 2001)
    27. Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem, Apogee, 1991)
    28. Dante (Devil May Cry, Bandai, 2003)
    29. Naruto (Naruto: Konoha Ninpoch, Bandai, 2003)
    30. Altair (Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, 2007)
    31. Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo, 1986)
    32. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII, Square, 1997)
    33. Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong, Nintendo, 1981)
    34. The Prince (Prince of Persia, Broderbund, 1989)
    35. Ezio (Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft, 2009)
    36. Leon S (Biohazard/ Resident Evil, Capcom, 1996)
    37. Ash Ketchum (Pokemon Red/Green, Nintendo, 1996)
    38. Guybrush Threepwood (The Secret of Monkey Island, LucasArts, 1990)
    39. Spyro (Spyro the Dragon, Universal, 1998)
    40. "Ghost" Riley (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Activision, 2009)
    41. Goku (Dragon Daihikyoe, Epoch, 1987)
    42. Max Payne (Max Payne, Rockstar, 2001)
    43. Jill Valentine (Biohazard/ Resident Evil, Capcom, 1996)
    44. Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros., Nintendo, 1985)
    45. Larry Laffer (Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Sierra, 1987)
    46. Augustus Cole (Gears of War, Microsoft, 2006)
    47. Bowser (Super Mario Bros., Nintendo, 1985)
    48. Eddie Riggs (Brutal Legend, EA, 2009)
    49. Ryu (Street Fighter, Capcom, 1987)
    50. Sackboy (LIttleBigPlanet, Sony, 2008)

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