We'll start with the important stuff: In September, competitive video game player Robbie Lakeman broke an official Guinness World Record by scoring 1,172,100 points on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. As chronicled in the very entertaining 2007 documentary
King of Kong
, Donkey Kong is considered a premier event in competitive gaming.
the new record
at the Donkey Kong Online Open by beating competitor Wes Copeland's score of 1,170,500, set just six hours earlier. For those who have played the video game, which gets progressively more difficult with each level, consider this: Copeland scored his first 1.1 million points ... on his first life.