loading...

Guinness World Records 2018: Gamer's Edition

Guinness World Records: Guinness World Records 2018: Gamer's Edition

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781910561737
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 07/09/2017
  • Category: Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Encyclopaedias & reference works
    Junior Fiction / Kids Other
  • Imprint: Guinness
  • Pages: 216
  • Price: $24.99

With over five million copies sold, this is the ultimate annual for every gaming fan! Teeming with outstanding records, amazing stats and jaw-dropping trivia from your favourite games, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2018 is the most exciting and action-packed yet.

Get all the creature-catching highlights with the trailblazing smash that is Pokémon GO, join the most successful stars from the fast-growing spectator sport of pro-gaming, and meet the biggest YouTube celebrities - including the mighty Minecrafter DanTDM and the iconic iHasCupquake.

NEW NAMES, NEW GAMES
We have awesome new photography, exclusive interviews and spectacular chapters devoted to science fiction, fantasy and sports. Let your eyes be dazzled by the colourful shoot-outs of Overwatch, venture into the fantastical realms of The Last Guardian and celebrate the triumphant return of The Legend of Zelda. Gasp in awe at our line-up of the largest videogame characters ever created, and visit the site of the world's longest-running games tournament.

FROM CYBORGS TO SUPERHEROES
This year's edition is brimming with incredible insights and fascinating stories in our special features - see for yourself as you step into a futuristic world of transhumanist gaming to marvel at cyborg arms and the latest Virtual Reality innovations. And, as the first superhero game turns 40 years old (take a bow Superman), we deliver a thrilling special section devoted to costumed crime-busting, from the brooding battles of the Batman Arkham series to the blocky adventures of LEGO Marvel Avengers, to the online universes of Marvel Heroes and DC Universe Online. Whether it's Super Mario, Skylanders or Spider-Man, you'll find it all here!

Author Information

In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!

Sir Hugh's idea became reality when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas that year.

Since then, Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.