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'Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition' available now

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The Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition, featuring new record-breaking stunts and accomplishments from the past 12 months, is now available for purchase, publication organizers announced.

In addition to featuring the world's largest game collection — clocking in at almost 11,000 titles — records for 2014 include the longest marathon of a dancing game. Carrie Swidecki, a 37-year-old teacher from California, played Ubisoft's Just Dance 4 for 49 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds. Records for fastest completion of titles are also featured, such as Sean "DarthKnight" Grayson's speed run of Batman: Arkham City in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 19 seconds, earning him the award for fastest run-through of the game.

Other entries include record-breaking high scores for other video games, such as 24-year-old Englishman Stephen Kish's scores for Pac-Man and the first level of the original Angry Birds, which clock in at 5,555,552 points and 37,510 points, respectively. The book also includes Grand Theft Auto 5's sales achievements: becoming the fastest game to gross $1 billion — after only three days — as well as selling 11.21 million copies and earning $815.7 million within the first 24 hours after launch.

A list of retailers currently selling the Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition can be found on the publication's official website.