MCM Expo: DS party world record smashed

Critical Gamer were present on Saturday at the MCM Expo as an attempt was made on the world record for the largest Nintendo DS party. The previous record held by Australia had 381 gamers playing their DS for 10 minutes, a record eclipsed at the MCM Expo where 586 Nintendo fans joined together as Guinness World Record adjudicators watched over.

The crowds were ‘entertained’ by British J-pop artist Bentley Jones as they waited for the participants to sign in. By entertained of course we mean treated to a grown man prancing around a stage, giving his best impression of a cat being strangled.

Bentley Jones: Do Not Want.

Damian Field, Guinness World Records’ Official Adjudicator, commented: “It is a tremendous achievement for the MCM Expo to reach a number of 586, smashing the existing world record of 381. It’s rare for a UK mass participation to reach over 500.”

Last year’s MCM Expo saw gamers clinch the title for The Largest Gathering of People in Costumes From a Video Game and once more the Cosplayers were out in force – from intricate Gundam robot outfits, painstakingly crafted Final Fantasy costumes, to blokes dressed up like the girls from Sailor Moon (That is your cue to shudder).

We have loads more coverage from the MCM Expo on its way, including hands on previews and interviews; so check back with Critical Gamer later.

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Written by Michael J

Michael is a self proclaimed PC gaming fanatic and is equally at home with all genres, bar platformers and puzzle games. Except Bejeweled, he's awesome at that. Seriously, he is totally like second on his Facebook Bejeweled leaderboard. And they said he'd never amount to anything...

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