"The Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition goes on sale today in the UK. It's a fascinating book, but sadly it's a bit out of date already. Well, maybe in one instance - we've just broken the World Record on one of the best racing games ever made: Sega Rally Championship on the Sega Saturn.
The previous record (2'30"80) for a 3-lap run on the Desert course stood since 2002 and was held by Christiano T Assumpcao from Brazil (printed in the book). But, despite our pretty crappy first run of 2'33"21, we figured we were in with a shout. Three days of practise later, we finally achieved a 2'30"73. And yes, it was very, very difficult."