Train2Game News YouTuber gets record

​Youtube gamer Dan TDM (Daniel Middleton) features in the new Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition having  the title for Most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel with an incredible 7,943,141,552 views as of August 2016.
In an exclusive video Dan TDM discusses his record breaking achievement as part of  Guinness World Records ‘Meet the Record Breakers’ series on youtube.

The young YouTuber’s popularity has rocketed in just a few years among young gamers with his gentle, funny and personal videos – that have made not only him a star but his two pugs too! He recently sold out a 17 date nationwide ‘Dan TDM Tour’ of UK theatres, ending in December at the Hammersmith Apollo. He also has an popular clothing line, gifts and has released an graphic novel in time for Christmas. 

Since Dan TDM’s channel launch in July 2012, he has captured the attention of the UGC-gaming community with his fun and engaging videos while playing and commentating on his Minecraft world.  With over 2,082 videos uploaded, Dan’s viewership has the highest number of views for any dedicated Minecraft video channel.

Dan credits his brother to introducing him to Minecraft five years ago, which he’s played on every day since. While working at a supermarket part time and studying for a degree at university, he created his earliest Minecraft videos. Once he was able to monetize his channel, he then moved to making them full time.

“My way of relaxing was through making videos because that’s what I really enjoyed doing. I put them on YouTube for other people to see and then it took off,” Dan TDM explained in his Guinness World Records Meet the Record Breakers video. “I started off showing mods and stuff you can do in the game. Then, I started adding in the element of stories and characters which people really latched on to. ”

His current channel was not his first. In fact, he initially had a dedicated Pokémon channel. “In Minecraft, it’s fun to play and people make content for it so you can enjoy their content. And you can make your own, so the creativity is endless,” added Dan.  

“Being a Guinness World Records title holder means the world! It’s crazy to think that you’re #1 officially in the world at something,” Dan excitedly said. “I remember getting the Guinness World Records book every year for Christmas. It helped you learn about the world and it feels amazing to be in one!”

Stephen Daultrey, Editor for the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, chimed in, ““DanTDM’s viewership is extraordinary and indicative of his success in creating videos that Minecraft users want to watch. When you see him at live events, I imagine it’s close to what Beatlemania used to look like in the 60s! We’re happy to add his record to this list of awesome gaming records in this year’s Gamer’s Edition.”

The ‘Meet the Record Breakers’ series reveals exclusive video interviews of Guinness World Records amazing record holders.

A must-have for all gamers the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Gamer’s Edition 2017 out now, £9.99 RRP

Train2Game News Guinness World Record Bat Suit


GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, reveals an incredible Batman cosplay suit adorned with 23 functioning gadgets. 
The innovative creation has earned the world record for the Most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit and appears in the new Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2017, out on 8 September.

Created by special creature effects expert Julian Checkley, the ingenious gadgets are concealed and attached to the Batman suit. Devices include smoke bombs, a grapnel gun and ‘bat tracker’, UV lamp, NBC (nuclear, bacterial, chemical) bat respirator and even a bat sign projector for the night sky. A full list is available below. 

The suit, which is based on that from the Batman: Arkham Origins videogame was 3D printed and then moulded and cast in a flexible urethane rubber. The parts were then trimmed, detailed and painted and then mounted on an specially designed undersuit. It was then applied to Julian Chekley’s bodycast, suitably weathered using dirty earthy colours and was then ready to fight crime on the streets of Gotham City.

When fully kitted out, Julian strikes an imposing figure, towering over 6”10’ (208cm), the bat ears make a difference! The 23 gadgets increased in complexity as his project progressed and Julian enlisted the help of an electrical engineer to create the most challenging gadget – the 2000watt EMP Stun Gun.

Julian Checkley said: “There were many long hours trying devising the gadgets and finding ways to store them on the suit. They are classic gadgets but also some are specific to Batman: Arkham Origins. I am immensely proud of my Guinness World Records title and to be part of the Gamer’s Edition is just the next level.”

Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition, said: “This incredible cosplay suit is a great example of the eclectic records that appear in this year’s Gamer’s Edition 2017. The detail and imagination behind the gadgets take the meaning of cosplay to a whole new level.”

Batman cosplay suit gadgets include:

1. Fireball Shooter

2. Gauntlet Video Screens x 2

3. Bat Tracking Beacon

4. Bat Sign Projector

5. Folding Batarang

6. Grapnel Gun

7. Cowl Respirator

8. Pneumatic Tranquilliser Gun

9. Ultrasonic Anti Dog Device.

10. Bat Shuriken x 4

11. UV Lamp

12. Ball Bearing Grenades x 2

13. Gauntlet Flashlight

14. Medi-kit.

15. Battery Pack.

16. Laser Designator.

17. Bat-cam.

18. Strobe Stun Gun.

19. Gas Dispenser

20. Smoke Bombs x 2

21. The Bat Flask.

22. Concealed Laryngeal Microphone.

23. Two-way Radio.

The Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition is packed with new records, feats and fascinating features. You Tube gamer, Ali-A, highlights the books phenomenal content in his exclusive forward and fellow gamers Dan TDM and Twitch star OMGitsfirefoxx show off their record title achievements in  stunning photo-shoots.

Headlining the 10th-anniversary edition is a special chapter on Star Wars and the records it has amassed over the past 30 plus years, plus there is a detailed look at the e-sports phenomenon and in-depth features on the world of gaming.

The Gamer’s Edition 2017 reveals incredible gaming accomplishments such as programming expert Benjamin Gwin’s record for ‘Most alternative control method’s used to complete Dark Souls’. Nine unique controls including a dance mat, a guitar and his voice were used to complete the classic action-RPG. 

‘PangaeaPanga’ aka Alex Tan,  achievement  for ‘Most difficult level created in Super Mario Maker’ is featured as his challenging level has been beaten just 49 times out of astounding 1,550,870 attempts.

Train2Game News MineCon 2015 Record Winners

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the global authority in record-breaking achievement presented MineCon with the Guinness World Records title Largest convention for a single video-game at MineCon 2015 and eight new titles were achieved at the  GWR Live! stand.

The first batch of tickets to MineCon 2015, were sold out within 12 minutes and the full allocation of 10,000 soon afterwards in March this year. The first MineCon in 2011 was attended by just 200 people and just like the game; its success has been meteoric with tickets now earning diamond ore status!

Guinness World Records brought the GWR Live! experience to MineCon 2015 where gamers could take part in the hourly live official record attempts. Over 1000 young gamers visited the stand and eight new Guinness World Records titles were achieved in physical attempts and on Minecraft pocket edition.

13 year old Jake Edwards achieved The most sand castles built in 3 minutes on minecraft pocket edition, creating 14 sandcastles and 12 year old Omar Siraj managed The most cobblestone collected in 3 minutes on minecraft pocket edition, collecting 137 cobblestonesl

Brothers Adrian and Darren Mo walked away with the Guinness World Record title for ‘Most soft toys caught blindfolded in 30 seconds (team of 2)’, managing to catch an impressive 11 Minecraft toys.

No one was able to break the record  for the  fastest time to stack 20 large LEGO bricks but there were some very close misses and the enthusiasm and dedication from the gamers  and excitement on taking part in actual live record attempts more than made up for it!

Lydia Winters, Brand Director at Mojang was excited to receive the Guinness World Records title and accepted the official certificate at the exciting opening ceremony.

Stephen Daultrey Editor of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition said ‘For a multi-genre games convention to attract 10,000 fans is a big enough feat in itself. But for a convention dedicated to a single video-game to get that number is nothing short of astonishing. This record is testament to the incredible fandom around Minecraft and the game’s ability to unlock the imaginations of millions of gamers around the world.’

A must-have for all gamers the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Gamer’s Edition 2016 is available on 10 September 2015, £9.99 RRP.