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Sep 26 2017

Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's edition: The ultimate guide to gaming records by Guinness World Records

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Guinness World Records, 2017. ISBN 9781910561737
(Age: 7+) Recommended. With an introduction by DanTDM who has the most viewed Minecraft channel on YouTube (nearly 10 billion views), The 11th edition of The ultimate guide to gaming records is a must for any gaming fan and is certain to thrill those children who are engrossed with games in their screen time. This edition contains records about favourite games including Mario, Pokemon Go and Minecraft as well as information about gaming heroes and videogames.
The colourful Contents page which is divided into sections that include Fantasy, Viral glitches, Sci-fi, Legends, Superheroes, Real world, Sports and Fighting, makes an easy entry into the book for those who can skim read to find their favourite game. Then there are instructions to the reader on how to become a record-breaker, as well as an index at the back which once again is helpful for readers wanting to find out specific information. There is a special section on Superheroes, with a brief history of superhero games, then sections on Spider-Man, a Marvel and DC round-up, records about Batman and Lego superheroes.
The records themselves make for amazing reading (the oldest videogames YouTuber is Shirley Curry aged 81 years) and the well-produced book, enticing information and the colourful photographs will make it a hit in the library and at home.
Pat Pledger

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