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World Record Gaming Gathering. Answered

A total of 342 gamers dressed as icons from games such as Final Fantasy, Zelda and Solid Snake in east London as part of the London Games Festival.

They narrowly broke a record of 337 set last week in Germany.

Festival director Duncan Best said: "It was a bit touch-and-go for a while but the gaming community really stepped up to the challenge."

The record was verified by Guinness World Records at the Excel Centre in Docklands on Saturday.

A further 50 fans in fancy dress could not take part, however, as rules stated that characters who were primarily famous from movies were disqualified.

"So we had people turning up dressed as Lego Batman, for example, who could not be counted," said Mr Best.

Get your details right, BBC! We all know Batman is most famous from the TV show...

Still, it would have been nice to see the Lego Batman costume.

BBC Story
London Games Festival
Guinness World Records

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FFVIIBOY

9 years ago

i see marluxia's scythe

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=SMART=

10 years ago

Dammit i diddnt know about this !!

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bumpus=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Haha, A little late there bud? :D

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=SMART=bumpus

Reply 10 years ago

LOL how is this from 2 years ago !??!!!?! mind you those guys do look retro lol

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chiok

10 years ago

I visited this the other week as a chauffeur for my brother. Wandered around a bit to see if anyone had a really good costume or props. Needless to say, these people are *dedicated*. Alot of skin on show too for somewhere far from warm or a beach.

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

No... I hadn't scrolled down all the way yet...

But what about people dressed as say... a soldier in Call of Duty or something that aren't famous from movies but were based on historical uniforms.

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ll.13

10 years ago

I'm trying to find Hitler.

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Kitemanll.13

Reply 10 years ago

Ahem, VIDEO GAME characters...

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ll.13Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, only the characters? rather sad, I thought it might include the people portrayed in video games. :)

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Kitemanll.13

Reply 10 years ago

If they won't count Lego Batman, Hitler is right out.

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Well, sure, he is primarily famous from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(1968_film) movies], after all.

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

I didn't look at it first it was second, the guy holding up the paper was higher up

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Lorem

10 years ago

Hahahaha, there's Waldo hahahaha.... killed me with that one hehehe... This is better known as "Cosplay" (costume play), just use google, enter cosplay.. and take a GOOD look a the pictures :] hehe... ( DROOLING IS NOT ALLOWED!)