Twin Galaxies, the arbiter of video game records for more than three decades, and the authority Guinness World Records uses to certify video game high scores, changed hands last fall. It’s now owned by two arcades, one in Denver and the other in New Jersey.
Kirby’s 20th birthday is this year, and Nintendo plans to observe it with a stunt at PAX Prime on Sept. 1. They’re trying to get more than 304 people together in the same place to collectively blow chewing-gum bubbles, which would set a Guinness World Record.
If anyone wonders what a gathering of 800 people playing the portable game consoles look like, it looks like this. Because that’s exactly what happened this week in Odawara City in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture.