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Chris Chike Sets the World Record for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

NEW YORK - March 12, 2008 - To mark the launch of the inaugural Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008 some of the nation’s best players of Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock convened in New York City for a mesmerizing record-breaking jam session.

When the dust settled, one of the best Guitar Hero players in the world, Chris Chike, age 16 from Rochester, Minnesota, walked away with a new Guinness World Record for the “Highest Score for a Single Song on Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock” - an astounding 840,647 points (a 97% completion on Expert Level) for the song “Through the Fire and Flames” by DragonForce.*

Chike’s fast fingers and mad gamer skills have astounded thousands of people online and now for the first time he has been recognized as an official Guinness World Record holder. “Chris’s accomplishments are nothing short of amazing,” said Guinness World Records judge Doug Parsons who was on hand to certify the attempt. “Guitar Hero® is a one of the hottest games on the market and the speed and accuracy showed by Chris today truly cements his spot as gaming royalty.”

Kai Huang, co-founder of RedOctane, creators of the Guitar Hero franchise commented, “The Guitar Hero franchise has created a phenomenon that has swept the world creating loyal and passionate fans of all ages. It is an honor to be a part of this exciting event and we congratulate Chris on a fantastic accomplishment that is worthy of a Guinness World Record.”

Gamers who believe they have what it takes to be considered videogame elite are encouraged to visit the official Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008 website, to learn more information on submitting their scores and being a part of the online gaming community.

The all-new Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008, the first Guinness World Records book devoted solely to the world of gaming, is on shelves now and bursting with new records, high score statistics and fascinating facts.

* At press time, Chris Chike bested his score, registering a new Guinness World Record with 880,920 points, 97% accuracy and an 1,107 note streak.

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Date: March 14, 2008

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