Sony made claims to set 5 Guinness World Records in New York City, and with the assistance of plenty of sackboy-helpers, the mission was certainly accomplished. Over the last 3 days since the release of LittleBigPlanet 2, gamers in the New York Area visited the Sony Style store and played to their hearts content, under the watch of Guinness officials. After the event finished, the officials wasted no time in handing the developers the respective awards, and congratulating them on a game well made (you can check out our review here).
The five awards are as follows:
- Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2
- Longest Marathon playing a platform game
- Most video game genres played in one video game in 24 hours
- Most user-generated video game levels played in 24 hours
- Most use-generated video game levels played in a video game marathon
The longest platform game marathon was awarded due to 3 days of continuous play between the gamers David Dino, Sean Crowley and Lauren Guiliano, who played a gigantic session with occasional help from others joining in on the fourth player spot.
Vice President of Marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Scott Steinberg, thanked all the fans and critics who came to the event, as well as those worldwide who played the game:
"We’d like to congratulate the dedicated group of gamers and the entire LittleBigPlanet 2 team on setting five new Guinness World Records, an impressive accomplishment in such a short period of time. With LittleBigPlanet 2 releasing this week, it’s fantastic to see so many fans embrace this launch, which continues to illustrate the endless fun that this title provides for fans and newcomers, as well as the entire family."
Having 5 World records tied your game is always an impressive notch on the game's hypothetical resume - even if one of the records pertains to your game entirely - and we're sure future box art of the game might just flaunt these facts. With tides of new user generated levels already storming into the game (and the original LittleBigPlanet online content available too, allowing over 3 million maps!), there's no doubting that LittleBigPlanet 2 is certainly a game which pushes the boundaries of the imagination, and is deserving of having some good trophies, no pun intended.
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