I spent many a Christmas reading the Guinness World Records and I know I’m not alone. Just a mention of the book will inevitably cause somebody to mention the world’s longest fingernail record, quickly followed by the longest beards and something else equally obscure. It’s a book that fascinates, regardless of age.
Although I’ve not been measuring bodily hair or growing it in ridiculous quantities, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to write about MMOs for the Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition. For the less video game-minded, it’s a book that focusses on gaming achievements and MMO stands for Massively Multiplayer Online. Eve Online, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2 – that sort of thing.
Suffice to say, I’m really chuffed to be a part of its creation and I hope it sells by the bucket load, not because I’m paid in royalties (I’m not) but because the world would be much poorer without it.