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Guitar Hero Player Jams Way Into Guinness Records

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"

He scored an astounding 840,647 points (a 97 percent 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.

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.