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Steve Wiebe sets Donkey Kong Jr. world record

Steve Wiebe, the lovable protagonist from the documentary The King of Kong, recently became too impatient to wait until E3 to crush a classic gaming high score. Twin Galaxies, the unofficial scorekeepers of global gaming records recently announced that Wiebe had set a new high score of 1,139,800 f...

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One million Wiis sold in Australia, Club Nintendo faring less well

According to market research bods at GfK, the number of Wii owners in Australia just reached the big one-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, 111 weeks after the platform's launch. That's a new record for fastest-selling hardware in Oz -- previously, the DS shifted a million units over its opening 152 weeks. The hand...

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Wii Fit quick out of the blocks in Britain

Of course, we always expected as much. Preorders for Nintendo's fitness title were sky-high in Blighty, with the game pretty much selling out before it even appeared on store shelves. Even so, the record-breaking success of Wii Fit may have surprised the most optimistic of Nintendo executives. Ov...

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Friday Video: Guitar Hero world record-setter

It may not be the Wii version of the game, but anyone that can throw down in Guitar Hero as good as this kid can is certainly deserving of all the fame and fortune that comes from being featured on Wii Fanboy. The fame of being recognized by avatar-less commenters and the fortune of having 14 peopl...

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Question: What do this lady and the DS have in common?

Answer: they're both record breakers! Obviously, that's pretty much where the similarities end. See, rather than spend 27 years growing its fingernails, Nintendo's handheld has just shattered an entirely different record: the record for most hardware sales in a 7-day period in the UK. Last week, it ...

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Folding@home and PS3 reach Guinness Records

Folding@home continues to get the attention of the mainstream media. PS3's large network of Cell-enabled PS3 systems has significantly boosted the abilities of Stanford University's research program. So much so, in fact, that the program recently was recognized by the Guinness Records. Over 670,00...

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Bored? Try playing 4,000 games.

Twin Galaxies, the as-official-as-it-gets record keepers of the videogame realm, recently printed a revised edition of its Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records. The tome details 4,000 arcade games with current high scores for each one. Gamer Rocky Howard is convinced many of those...

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