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Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition busy at MineCon 2015

Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition? No, me neither, but they’ve been busy filling its pages at Minecon 2015.

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Guiness World Records Gamer's Edition at MineCon 2015

Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition? No, me neither, but they’ve been busy filling its pages at Minecon 2015.

In 2011, the very first MineCon was attended by a mere 200 peoople. This year, all 10,000 tickets for MineCon 2015 sold out in no time at all.

That saw MineCon 2015 enter the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition as the largest single-interest gaming event or conference, which is nice. It’s not quite an Academy Award or Nobel prize, but you take what you can get.

They also pitted over 1,000 of the attendees of MineCon 2015 against the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, and the records started to tumble, including the most sandcastles built in 3 minutes on Minecraft Pocket Edition (14) and the most cobblestones collected in 3 minutes, also on Minecraft Pocket Edition (137, if you must know).

The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition entries weren’t just limited to Minecraft (pocket edition or otherwise) though, with the world record for most soft toys caught blindfolded in 30 seconds by a team of 2 (a dazzling 11) also being set during the event.

Of course, they were Minecraft toys. Perhaps plush creepers are particularly easy to catch?

Eight records in total were entered into the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition* over the course of MineCon 2015. What a world we’re living in. What a time to be alive.

* Most records looked to be new entries, which lowers the impressiveness a little. I may have just set a record for the most sarcastic news item about Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition; I’m still waiting for my acknowledgement.

Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an Editor with Thumbsticks. Powered by coffee, RPGs, and local co-op.