As a YouTube personality, Minecraft extraordinaire and big believer in the virtues of a nice slice of cake, Stampy Cat (aka Joseph Garrett) is the perfect fit to supply the guest introduction to GWR Gamer’s 2019. We asked him what videogames and his unique Guinness World Record mean to him.
I was so excited when I heard that Guinness World Records wanted me to be involved with Gamer’s Edition 2019 as I am literally obsessed with video games! If I am not playing them, I am making videos with them or watching them being played online. Seeing as this book is all about celebrating the most incredible achievements across all of gaming, I am so glad that I was chosen to introduce it.
I think the thing I love most about video games is how they are always changing. There are new TV shows, films and books every year but you always enjoy them in the same way, no matter when they were made.
Videogames however are always re-inventing themselves as technology improves and the developers have cool new ideas. If you told an eight-year-old version of me that was playing his Gameboy after school that in 20 years people would be playing games online against opponents from all over the world while wearing a virtual reality headset I probably wouldn’t believe you.
Because of the rapid evolution in gaming the types of records that are possible expand each year. It’s not all about getting a high score or beating a game quickly, there are so many ways to play games and be creative with what you do in their virtual worlds. Because of this there are near endless opportunities to break unique records or do something no-one else has done before.
I thought it’d be a good idea to try to set a new record myself. As two of my greatest loves in life are Minecraft and cake, I decided to combine them and set the record for the Fastest time to make and display 10 cakes. More on that later. I also found out that I hold the record for the Most viewed Terraria video (9,336,915 views as of 24 April 2018)! It’s a brilliant feeling knowing that you have achieved something no one else has. That’s what this book is all about.
Seeing all of the amazing achievements, from the Largest collection of Final Fantasy memorabilia to the Highest-earning eSports player, is really motivating. We all share a love of gaming. This is a chance to celebrate the people that make gaming officially awesome!
You can see Stampy Cat's successful attempt to make and display 10 cakes in Minecraft. You can also watch our exclusive interview with him and see our amazing photos of his visit to GWR's London HQ.