Here’s a list of World records from the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer’s edition. Can you identify which numbers below go in the spaces for each record?
376 1 million 24.84 million 2,468 214 156 379,552,748 200 million 45.7 million 161,600 100 million
1 Most people dressed as a videogame character.
On May the 29th 2009 the MCM (Movie Comic Media) expo was held in London and _______ enthusiastic participants got dressed up as their favourite video game character. If you could dress up as a videogame character, which one would you be?
When the Nintendo DS (dual screen) version of Pokémon Platinum went on sale in Japan in September of 2008, it sold over _____________ copies in the first two days that it went on sale. Pokémon is a combination of the words ‘pocket’ and ‘monster’. How many can you name?
3 The best-selling FPS franchise
HALO has sold over _____________ copies world wide making it the best-selling FPS (First Person Shooter) in history. At the moment the fourth in the series HALO: REACH is set for release in September this year. Do you know the name of the main character pictured on the left?
The most income generated by a single arcade machine in just one week was $____________ in the states in 1993. The arcade machine played the game NBA Jam which is a basketball game. Have you ever played an arcade machine?
5 The game with the largest in-game soundtrack
The highly rated GTA (Grand Theft Auto) IV has ___________ licensed music tracks that can be heard while playing the game. The previous record holder was, in fact, GTA: San Andreas with _________ tracks. Did you know that Burt Reynolds, Chris Penn, Ice T, Kyle Maclachlan, Michael Madsen, Phil Collins, Ray Liotta, Ricky Gervais, Samuel L. Jackson and many more actors have appeared or provided their voices in the game.
The series of Resident evil films have all together generated revenue greater than $_________________ and with a fourth called Resident Evil: Afterlife due for release later this year, it looks like that figure will increase. The story follows the outbreak of a biological weapon that causes monstrous mutations in evryone and everything that it comes into contact with.
7 The most successful game franchise
The honour of this title goes to a short fat character with a black moustache. That’s right, Mario. The Mario series have sold over __________________ copies worldwide. Did you know he first appeared in a game called Donkey Kong? at this time though, he wasn’t called Mario yet. He was called jumpman.
8 The best selling videogame
Wii sports sold over ________________ copies from between the time it was launched in 2006 to May of 2009. With this game you can play a physical game of Tennis, Bowling or Boxing in the comfort of your own living room. Do you know anyone who has played one of these games?
9 The largest environment in a videogame
In the PC and Xbox role playing game called The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall it is possible to explore over ______________ km² of in-game land. This area contains villages, towns, cities and dungeons.
10 The best selling PC series
The very popular life-simulation game called The Sims has proved to be the best selling PC series in the world with over _______________ sold around the world. Did you know that Lily Allen, The Black-eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls (and other bands) have all re-recorded songs in Simlish – the official language of the Sims.
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