The inaugural Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008 is pretty interesting as it features some of the nation’s best players of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock who came together in New York City for a mesmerizing record-breaking jam session. Needless to say, competition was intense and ultimately youth over experience prevailed. Chris Chike, age 16 from Rochester, Minnesota, was the winner when the dust settled, gaining a place in the Guinness World Record for the “Highest Score for a Single Song on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock”, picking up a whopping 840,647 points (a 97% completion on Expert Level) for the song “Through the Fire and Flames” by DragonForce.
This news comes as no surprise considering Chike’s fast fingers and mad gamer skills have already garnered thousands of astounded people online, and it looks like whatever respect due to him has been recognized at long last, and to make the memorable event all the more sweet, he is nothing less than an official Guinness World Record holder. According to Guinness World Records judge Doug Parsons, “Chris’s accomplishments are nothing short of amazing. Guitar Hero is a one of the hottest games on the market and the speed and accuracy showed by Chris today truly cements his spot as gaming royalty.”
Kai Huang, co-founder of RedOctane, creators of the Guitar Hero franchise added, “The Guitar Hero franchise has created a phenomenon that has swept the world creating loyal and passionate fans of all ages. It is an honor to be a part of this exciting event and we congratulate Chris on a fantastic accomplishment that is worthy of a Guinness World Record.” If you think that you have the mad skills to be part of the videogame elite, then feel free to check out the official Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008 website. You can also submit your scores there to see how you stack up with the rest of the world.