Tech Digest’s wasted youth has paid off; we’re now official holders of a Guinness World Record for playing Tetris!
Myself (Gerald) and ShinyShiny editor Becca Caddy now hold the record for the “Highest score on Tetris (Nintendo, 1986) for a team of two.”
“The highest score achieved by a team of two sharing one controller on Tetris (Nintendo, 1986) is 23,552, achieved by Becca Caddy and Gerald Lynch (both UK) at the launch of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2012 at Liverpool Street Station, London, UK, on 18 January 2011,” confirmed the record tracking team today.
As if testing our dexterous digits wasn’t enough, the Shiny team broke the record using the world’s biggest NES controller, which measured a whopping 12ft x 5ft 3 in x 1ft 8 in.
I type this with a tear in my eye. It’s the pinnacle of my geeky life. Great job!
Out now, the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2012 is available from all good bookstores. And some rubbish ones too!
By Gerald Lynch | January 31st, 2012