New World Record Set for Asteroids Video Game

Gamers have long been a competitive group and there is today even an official Guinness Book of World Records video game edition which houses the top records for all things video and computer game related. In our current culture of video games as the grandest, most profitable form of entertainment, it is definitely a time when gamers are looking to set a huge number of records in a variety of different games that have never before reached quite the same level of extreme. A US man from the state of Oregon has recently beaten the longest standing video game record of all time, the highest score for early video game classic Asteroids and he beat it, say media sources, by more than two thousand points. The process was an exercise in total endurance, taking John McAllister more than 3 consecutive days to pull off and causing quite a stir among hard core arcade game fans.

The vintage game has been a favorite among collectors and many versions are available on the market, often being sold through online auction websites such as Ebay. McAllister beat the record in the basement of a friend’s house in Portland, Oregon. The previous record had been set in 1982 by a 15 year old boy named Scott Safran. In order to beat the record, McAllister would take breaks only to eat chicken and drink Gatorade, leaving the game in play while he did so. In the end, he topped the record score and left that record to stand at exactly 41,338,740 points according to another world record holder, Kent House who has the highest score for the game Dig Dug.