10 Video Game World Records THAT WERE COMPLETE LIES
Did these gamers genuinely think they could get away with cheating forever?
Some people love video games so much, they want to be hailed as the best in the world. So what happens if you play your best and it's still not good enough? According to some gamers, you cheat.
Since 1981, the Twin Galaxies organisation has served as the primary facilitator for video game achievements and competitions. They are directly responsible for verifying video game scores and times for the Guinness World Records.
However, this company doesn't just monitor world records; it has to occasionally contest them. If a record seems too good to be true, it probably is. Despite the fact Twin Galaxies have to overanalyse every claimed record frame-by-frame, pixel-by-pixel, they are sometimes fooled by master cheaters. Either through memory editing, emulations, or tool-assisted runs, some players have conned their way to fame and have gotten away with it for years or even decades.
But Twin Galaxies doesn't get all the credits for catching out frauds. In recent years, more and more decievers are getting caught red-handed by eagle-eyed YouTubers or Twitch streamers.
Some of these con-artist's strategies are so intricate and methodical, it's incredible that they were caught in the first place. On the other hand, there are scammers that are so sloppy, it's bewildering they got away with it as long as they did.
10. Super Mario 64 - Akkikan/ WhiteAris
In 2012, WhiteAris uploaded a video online of himself completing Super Mario 64 in 15:31, smashing the world record. The following year, this achievement was seemingly beaten by Akkikan, who won the game in 15:22.
Save for Akikan and WhiteAris' unrealistic level of skill, no discrepancies were found in the video footage. Upon further investigation, edits were found in the audio files of both runs, indicating that the recording had been spliced. This means the players took the best runs of certain sections and merged them together to give the impression they were single playthroughs.
In the speedrunning community, spliced playthroughs aren't considered cheating if this information is shared with the viewers. But because Akikan and WhiteAris claimed their runs were attained in one go, their records were disqualified.
Although the pair denied all allegations, they acted very suspiciously after these claims were made. Not only did they delete their playthroughs from their channels, Akikan ordered anyone who uploaded his run to take it down because he thought it wasn't good enough (even though it was considered the world record at the time!)