The next time someone says that playing video games is a waste of time you can tell them that you're vying for a place in the Guinness World Records, thanks to the announcement that they will be publishing a video game edition of the record collection next year.
The Guinness World Records – Video Game Edition 2008 is the first in a series of specialised books targeting specific sectors.
Following the tradition of the Guinness World Records hard back book, the video game edition will debut in April 2008 in the UK and other key territories.
The new book will include reviews of the 20 biggest games of the year, profiles and superlative achievements for the major consoles, including the latest consoles such as the PS3, PSP, Wii, DS and Xbox 360 and older consoles like the SNES, N64/Cube, GB/GBA and PS2.
There will be entries for record scores, fastest times and technical achievements for the main new games for each platform.
The video game edition will be targeted at boys between 10 and 14 years old and with a secondary consumer of 14 to 44 year old males.
"Guinness World Records is excited about the new video game edition and we are looking forward to unveiling it at the London Book Fair" said Alistair Richards, Managing Director of Guinness World Records
"Research with our readers has shown that playing computer games is their number one past-time, and the new book offers a fantastic new way for computer game records, facts and features to be compiled."
Guinness World Records will be unveiling the new book at the London Book Fair on stand D505 between the 16th and 18th of April.
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