Guinness Readers Say Halo Number One Series Ever

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Guinness Readers Say Halo Number One Series Ever

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The Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is now available, a "gaming bible" packed with all kinds of interesting and largely useless information pertaining to the weird and wonderful world of videogames.

The latest Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition covers games ranging from classic arcade stand-ups to the latest console releases, including the best-selling games of 2009. High score information from Twin Galaxies is included, giving gamers the opportunity to see how they stack up against the world's best, as well as information on how readers can submit their own record-setting scores to Guinness World Records.

Other noteworthy records include the World's Largest Collection of Pokemon Memorabilia (held by Lisa Courtney of the U.K.), the Most Popular Puzzle Game of the Century (probably not the one you think), the most recognizable videogame character of all time (here's a hint: Wokka wokka wokka) and the Number One Videogame Series of All Time, As Voted By Guinness Records Readers. (Spoiler: It's Halo.)

"With huge game releases, big announcements and long-standing records broken, this year has been great for gaming," said Guinness World Records Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves. "The Gamer's Edition 2010 is all about what's great in videogames right now, and gamers of all ages and abilities will find something amazing in the new book, from the casual to the ultra-hardcore."

The Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is on sale now at most U.S. booksellers for an MSRP of $14.99.

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Wonder if I can find it in the UK...

halo? really?

jesus...

anyway this book is relevant to my interests, and i will search for it and thus buy it.

Jaredin:
Wonder if I can find it in the UK...

You can, later on though I believe.

Halo Number One game series? Ugh. I'm not trying to start a hate campaign against it, but surely even its most loyal fans can acknowledge it doesn't have a place in that spot.

Its like naming the Matrix Trilogy as Number One film series...

Andy Chalk:
the most recognizable videogame character of all time (here's a hint: Wokka wokka wokka)

Gasp! I didn't know Fozzie Bear was in games!

Jaredin:
Wonder if I can find it in the UK...

If not, you can get actual Guinness. Probably better than what we get in the States.

Halo? Hmm. I would brand the series as more "number 2", but hey, each their own...

Any Escapists hold any records?

I was unbeaten in N64 magazine's table for Mario Kart on Moo Moo Farm. Yeah, check me out.

I won't buy this book, because it will not mention Mothers 1 and 2 being the first (and probably the only) RPGs set in modern times.

I would like to buy this book

I remember the one for '08. All I remember from that book was that Twilight Princess was quoted the best Wii game.

Anywho, I'll keep my eyes pealed for this book. If it had a smaller price tag I'd buy it, I'll just do what most people do, borrow it from a friend or just go to a bookstore and camp out and read it.

I found the last edition to be quite comprehensive. I hope the new one has enough new content.

CantFaketheFunk:

Andy Chalk:
the most recognizable videogame character of all time (here's a hint: Wokka wokka wokka)

Gasp! I didn't know Fozzie Bear was in games!

Damn. Beat me to it.

OptimusHagrid:
I won't buy this book, because it will not mention Mothers 1 and 2 being the first (and probably the only) RPGs set in modern times.

Alpha Protocol. Not out yet but still.

I bought 08 and 09. I going to get this!

OptimusHagrid:
I won't buy this book, because it will not mention Mothers 1 and 2 being the first (and probably the only) RPGs set in modern times.

What? Far from the only ones, and they're ancient at this point.

Oh, so it was voted into that position. Well that's okay then, since all that proves is the people casting the ballots were all bloody idiots. What the hell has to be wrong with you to make you think HALO is the number one game series of all time?!!

Thank goodness I don't have any faith in humanity to begin with, as that would have made me lose some for sure.

This sounds a lot like the Spike VGA awards, Halo always wins for no good reason. I have a lot of nasty things to say about Halo, but to not look like a troll I'll just say "Not my cup of tea"

Snotnarok:
This sounds a lot like the Spike VGA awards, Halo always wins for no good reason. I have a lot of nasty things to say about Halo, but to not look like a troll I'll just say "Not my cup of tea"

Unfortunately, just by saying you don't like Halo, all of the fanboys will automatically consider that a troll post.

Oh, so it was voted into that position. Well that's okay then, since all that proves is the people casting the ballots were all bloody idiots. What the hell has to be wrong with you to make you think HALO is the number one game series of all time?!!

bloody idiots

You kinda answered your own question there.

It's not surprising though. Anytime the masses get to vote for anything, the outcome is never good, mostly because the masses are retarded.

TOGSolid:

Oh, so it was voted into that position. Well that's okay then, since all that proves is the people casting the ballots were all bloody idiots. What the hell has to be wrong with you to make you think HALO is the number one game series of all time?!!

bloody idiots

You kinda answered your own question there.

It was a rhetorical question, so yes, yes I did.

What a load of crap. but, just like Gildan Bladeborn said, it was voted as being the best series by normal, hum-drum shmoes like you and me, and as such, doesn't mean but so much.

Gildan Bladeborn:

TOGSolid:

Oh, so it was voted into that position. Well that's okay then, since all that proves is the people casting the ballots were all bloody idiots. What the hell has to be wrong with you to make you think HALO is the number one game series of all time?!!

bloody idiots

You kinda answered your own question there.

It was a rhetorical question, so yes, yes I did.

It wasn't a very good one.

Yawn. Last year they did "Best games of all time" (I think(Done by the writers...I think)) which is silly for a book of RECORDS. This year they let the masses do it. Let the established decent gaming sites do the best of lists, go away Guiniess.

Snotnarok:
This sounds a lot like the Spike VGA awards, Halo always wins for no good reason. I have a lot of nasty things to say about Halo, but to not look like a troll I'll just say "Not my cup of tea"

Didn't Halo lose like everything it was in this year? (I didn't watch the whole thing)

Halo? Halo is only on xbox and there are plenty of games better than it. Why not Zelda? Why not Mario? Why not megaman? Halo is the same game with added story and areas.

TOGSolid:

Snotnarok:
This sounds a lot like the Spike VGA awards, Halo always wins for no good reason. I have a lot of nasty things to say about Halo, but to not look like a troll I'll just say "Not my cup of tea"

Unfortunately, just by saying you don't like Halo, all of the fanboys will automatically consider that a troll post.

Oh, so it was voted into that position. Well that's okay then, since all that proves is the people casting the ballots were all bloody idiots. What the hell has to be wrong with you to make you think HALO is the number one game series of all time?!!

bloody idiots

You kinda answered your own question there.

It's not surprising though. Anytime the masses get to vote for anything, the outcome is never good, mostly because the masses are retarded.

I don't care about fanboys, this site tends to work differently and not have people raging when someone says something negative. It's usually when you say "[game name here] 4 fags" that you'd get a real angry response.

Wakefield:

Snotnarok:
This sounds a lot like the Spike VGA awards, Halo always wins for no good reason. I have a lot of nasty things to say about Halo, but to not look like a troll I'll just say "Not my cup of tea"

Didn't Halo lose like everything it was in this year? (I didn't watch the whole thing)

I haven't watched the VGAs for a good long while, I gave up. Halo always won, and it became predictable what was going to happen.

Cranking out the facepalm

...Halo?

Seriously?

And not say... Mario?

Halo #1? Whatever... goes to show that at least some people like it.

I would like this book.. but it would just end up collecting dust and getting eaten by mice, a fate I could not bear giving such a book.

CantFaketheFunk:
Gasp! I didn't know Fozzie Bear was in games!

I knew somebody was going to say that. I should've put in an extra "wokka."

Halo... I just don't understand the appeal. I like an FPS as much as the next guy but Halo? It was really... boring, and short, and didn't make any sense. And i figured the most dominant game series would be Warcraft.

Wow so "Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition Now Available" wasn't a good title, and got replaced by "Guinness Readers Say Halo Number One Series Ever". Surely because it was a more appropriate article summary and not just to get more clicks. Oh, wait, the bit about Halo is just one line in parentheses in the article. I guess it was the clicks.

Excuse me Guiness, Imma let you finish, but halo was the most popular game of all time. All Time! (If you are extremley touchy about mentioning the H word, go earn yourself a sense of humor

How did Halo get put as the number one series it is good there's no denying that although quality has slipped since first it is far from the best series ever.

10$ USD via paypal to the first person who thinks Halo has no/a bad story to tell me who the main character of the whole series is.

Edit: My point being, that if you never had a cheesburger, it's hard to honestly say it's the worst kind of burger, because you don't know.

PS, offer still stands.

Huh, I would have voted for God of War or Metal Gear solid or Grand Theft Auto. The Halo games, are fine games. I just don't see them as number one.

Halo? Really?

What abou the great long running series like Zelda, Mario, you know series that have been around for a long time?

Damn new generations with your Halos and your XBOXs and your... grumble mumble ... ruining mah statistics with your purchases of games and ... grumble rant rant

Anyway, seems like a fun read

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