Throughout the month of June, Blastr will be celebrating our favorite digital diversions with Video Game Month: a look at some best, worst and wackiest from the world of shooters, space sims, strategy games and more.
For decades, Guinness had been tracking world records that are, well, kind of meaningless, like longest fingernails, largest square dance and worst-ever English stout beer import in the U.S. Recently, however, they've expanded their coverage of records for things that really matter: video games. However, we'd expect video game world records to be a lot more difficult than other world bests. After all, there are a lot more skilled gamers than there are or people who can set the world record for holding their breath, or running the fastest mile, or being excessively fat.
This is why it's super shocking to us to find world records in the Guinness World Records 2016: Gamers Edition book that are, for lack of a better term, ordinary. We scoured its pages to find a handful of records we think the average gaming veteran could easily top.