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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 already shattered one Steam record*

Mind the asterisk
Nov 10
// Brett Makedonski
Less than 24 hours after release, Fallout 4 holds one of Steam's most coveted records. Well, kind of. It holds that record if you don't count other games that constantly beat out Fallout 4 and every other game....
Vinyl photo

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's soundtrack is being released on vinyl

I'm in love. This is what love is
Nov 05
// Joe Parlock
Plenty of people didn’t for various reasons, but I absolutely loved pretty much every second of The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. One of the key things that made my time with that game so e...
Steam player record photo
Steam player record

No Halloween plans? Steam hits new user record over weekend

Almost 12.6 players on Halloween
Nov 02
// Steven Hansen
Steam is continuing its trend of increasing concurrent players and breaking past service records every few months. Just in June it was exciting to see Steam hit 10 million users using the service at the same time. This Hallow...
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10 million of us were logged onto Steam on June 14

Another record smashed
Jun 15
// Vikki Blake
Steam hit 10 million concurrent users on the weekend. That's concurrent, you guys - 10 million people all on Steam at the same time, just before midday (PT) on June 14, 2015. Most of us were playing Dota 2,&nb...

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GTA V now holds Steam's record for concurrent players*

*Of games not developed by Valve
Apr 15
// Brett Makedonski
A lot of people eagerly awaited Grand Theft Auto V's debut on PC, and those same people turned up to play it as soon as they possibly could. When the game finally released on Steam yesterday, more than 300,000 players simulta...
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Three-hour Dota match

Record breaking competitive Dota 2 match lasts over 3 hours

The last Hobbit movie was shorter (and less entertaining)
Mar 22
// Nic Rowen
Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ...
Pokmon speedrun photo
Pokmon speedrun

This guy caught 'em all in Pokmon Red and Blue quicker than you'll ever hope to

This is definitely an impressive speedrun
Feb 14
// Jason Faulkner
Back in Pokémon's heyday, it was difficult enough to catch 'em all with legitimate friends, additional cartridges, and link cables, let alone do it in record time. One talented 21-year-old speedrunner from Ohio who go...
New Guinness Game Editio photo
New Guinness Game Editio

Guinness' Gamer's Edition 2015 lets you know how to make mom finally love you

Play Minecraft for 25 hours to make those years up
Feb 06
// Jason Faulkner
Wanna know what you have to do to be the best? The new Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition hosts a diverse listing of various gaming records. Wanna have the largest Tomb Raider memorabilia collection in...
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Caitlin Oliver goes for a new Splatterhouse record LIVE

Just in time for Halloween
Oct 22
// Jonathan Holmes
A lot of people cite Super Metroid as the first game that showed them how tense and isolated videogames can make them feel. For me, that realization came four years earlier when I picked up Splatterhouse on the Turbograf...

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y sold 4 million in 2 days

Successful worldwide launch
Oct 15
// Dale North
4 million in two days? Yep. That's Pokemon for you. Nintendo's first worldwide Pokemon launch was a success. They report that that Pokemon X and Pokemon Y managed to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe, and Th...
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CCP releases statistics for largest EVE Online fight

Spoilers: It was a glorious death!
Aug 03
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
Last weekend, we reported on a battle that was taking place in EVE Online. At the time, it wasn't hard to see that it was the literal largest battle that had ever taken place in the game since it launched back in 2004. Develo...

D3 Player earns world first Hardcore Inferno completion

Jun 20
// Chris Carter
It appears that after official confirmation from Blizzard community manager Bashiok, Canadian Diablo player Kripparian (with assistance from Krippi) is the first person to complete Inferno Mode on Hardcore in Diablo III. Wha...

Trials Evolution sets new record for day-one XBLA sales

Apr 23
// Jordan Devore
The people at Ubisoft who made the decision to pick up Trials developer RedLynx probably had a pretty terrific weekend. It was recently revealed that Trials Evolution broke the record for "highest grossing day-one sales" amon...

Gamer endures 16 hours of DDR for a Guinness World Record

Dec 28
// Jordan Devore
[Update: As expected, the endless cycle of record breaking continues onward. While we aren't going to report on every incremental change until the end of time, we will point out that Travis Houk played DDR X2 for 40 hours an...

November NPD: Xbox 360, Call of Duty, Skyrim lead sales

Dec 09
// Samit Sarkar
As usual, this past November saw the launches of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed games in recent memory. Nothing was going to top Call of Duty, of course; in fact, that mammoth franchise showed continued gro...

Modern Warfare 3 breaks records, makes $775 million

Nov 17
// Jim Sterling
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has broken entertainment records across the board, making over $775 million worldwide within five days. The previous record was set by Black Ops at $650 million. Records have been brok...

FIFA 12 nets 2011's best launch at 3.2 million sales

Oct 04
// Samit Sarkar
EA Sports' venerated FIFA franchise is continuing its tradition of staggering success with another monster year in 2011. The newest installment of the series, FIFA 12, has scored unprecedented sales numbers with an estimated ...

AMD breaks world record with 8.429 GHz chip

Sep 13
// Alasdair Duncan
AMD and its arch rivals have been duking it in the field of CPU dominance for years. Back in the day, you could reel off a number like 1.8 or 2.2 GHz and proclaim your rig was "better" than your mate's. With the invention of...

Highest gamerscore record holder surpasses 600,000 points

Aug 07
// Harry Monogenis
The current world record holder for the highest amount of Gamerscore on the Xbox 360 has just hit the 600,000 mark. Raymond Cox, better known by his Xbox LIVE Gamertag as "Stallion83," is on a mission to reach 1,000,000 Game...

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