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LittleBigPlanet 2 sets five world records in three days

6:13 PM, Jan 19, 2011   |    comments
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During a three day launch celebration hosted by Sony for its new PS3 title LittleBigPlanet 2, five Guinness World Records were set.

The five Guinness World Records that were set include: "Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2," "Longest marathon playing a platform video game," "Most video game genres played in one video game in 24 hours," "Most user-generated video game levels played in 24 hours," and "Most user-generated video game levels played in a video game marathon."

Throughout the three day period, gamers David Dino (PSN ID: Gevurah22), Sean Crowley (PSN ID: Jaeyden) and Lauren Guiliano (PSN ID: Lugey) headlined the run.  Also along for the ride were various fans, developers and local supporters taking turns sitting in the fourth chair to be part of the action.

"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," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Product Marketing, SCEA.  "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."

In addition to the records set, LittleBigPlanet 2 was also recognized for the following Guinness World Records: "Most gaming genres in one video game" and "Most player-created levels in one video game."  Once all game play came to a close, representatives from Guinness World Records presented the team of gamers and SCEA with official certificates of achievement..

This record setting event also commemorates the release of the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition, the latest chronicle of video gaming history.  LittleBigPlanet looms large in this year's edition of the book with the game's main character lovable, stitched-together main character, Sackboy, gracing the book's cover and a bevy of facts and records cited within its pages.  

The Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition will be available January 20th.  LittleBigPlanet 2 is a single or multiplayer creative gaming experience that has an ESRB rating of "E for Everyone".

- Game Guy Barry White bcwhite@news10.net

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