Guinness recognizes record-setting Halo player

Cody Miller's speed run through Halo 2 on legendary without dying immortalized in 2007 Guinness World Records.

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Unless they have a morbid interest in grotesquely long fingernails, the inane ability to balance various items on one's head, or extreme cases of overweight/tall/short people, gamers don't have much reason to be interested in Guinness World Records. Originally designed as a book to settle bar bets in the UK, Guinness World Records (formerly known as The Guinness Book of World Records) is a reference book noting the most extreme of human achievements and facts.

Now, one gamer's achievement sits alongside the records of longest table tennis rally, most time spent continually ironing, and shortest music video. Cody Miller's speed run through Halo 2 on legendary difficulty without dying has been officially recognized by Guinness, according to Bungie.

Miller completed Bungie's opus in just under three and a half hours. The feat was completed almost a year ago but was just included in the 2007 edition of Guinness World Records, which was released this month.

Gaming-records site Twin Galaxies set out the challenge of beating the game without dying as a $250 bounty, to which Miller accepted. To see Miller's breakdown of his record-setting run, head over to Halo fan site HBO.

Discussion

288 comments
eeboy
eeboy

Wow. just wow. I didn't know that it ws even possible to play ANY game that fast. I congratulate you, cody, on your outstanding achievement. And to all you console fan boys- All the systems have something to offer. The only platforms I own are my computer, GBA, and GAME CUBE. I'm not a big fan of sony but that doesn't mean the playstation2 is crap. just cause 1 game is not on your console doesn't mean it's crap. The thing thatmost annoys me is when someone says a console is a piece of crap and they've never played on it in their pathetic life to form an educated opinion. worst yet is when their arguement is "Why woud I play on a crappy system?". I'm a nintendo fan and I love Halo(2).

halo_master3434
halo_master3434

ok dont get me wrong halo kicks ass, ive beaten both on Legendary, and play xbox live all the time, but this dude....wow he mustve like on xbox release day been waiting in front of best buy at 7 a.m, and played all day everyday till now, he is a loser and needs to get laid, but i give him props on the feat, ive only gone through pillar of autumn and most of halo on legendary without dying

caiusmartius123
caiusmartius123

i went to high school with this guy. wierd kid, but great halo player.

jeremey9905
jeremey9905

holy **** best damn thing i ever heard

HaLo2pLaYa57
HaLo2pLaYa57

why do all you haters care about what this guy does in his free time? It doesn't consern you does it? So why don't you stop actin like crap to this guy and get a life of your own instead of flamin this guy!!!

Scaryguy100
Scaryguy100

O-O thats friggin amazing. An inspiration to gamers everywhere.

Woollykillerz
Woollykillerz

Wow, old news but still, amazing and to all you people hating on this guy for "Not having a life" GO GET A **** GLIFE YOURSELF, YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE HATING ON PEOPLE YOU"VE NEVER AND WILL NEVER MEET. jesus Christ, people these days are a bunch of **** and to the guy that said Halo 2 is easy on legendary DO IT WITHOUT ****G DYING IN 3 AND A HALF HOURS! YOU ASS!

Woollykillerz
Woollykillerz

Wow, old news but still, amazing and to all you people hating on this guy for "Not having a life" GO GET A **** GLIFE YOURSELF, YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE HATING ON PEOPLE YOU"VE NEVER AND WILL NEVER MEET. jesus Christ, people these days are a bunch of **** and to the guy that said Halo 2 is easy on legendary DO IT WITHOUT ****G DYING IN 3 AND A HALF HOURS! YOU ASS!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i read about this guy. its old news. gamespot is always behind. his total time was 3 hours 28 minutes. and for bullet swords comment he posted the video in vhs format.

integra92red
integra92red

how can you hate on him? that's just ignorant to say "oh what a loser..." and what have you haters done that makes you so great? he could say the same thing about you... wow. anyways, i give him props.

Yamikage
Yamikage

It took me and my friend almost an hour just to get through the first level on Legenday, and we died like 10 times. I'd say that this is pretty amazing. Nicely done Cody. "Amazing skill there, but why are so many people doggin the kid?" I'll take a stab at answering this: With regards to comments of the "He must not have a life!" variety - their egos are grossly inflated. Seeing this Cody do something amazing and seeing the positive attention that he has recieved because of what he has done makes these people, who have done nothing particularly great and who are not famous themselves, feel somehow beneath him; like he is better than they are. The idea that they are lower than someone is not something that their delicate egos will tolerate, so they convince themselves that this person, rather than being above them, is in fact beneath them; a pathetic human being who pales in comparison to their own self-percieved magnificence. Their ego's insatiable appetite for peer approval compels them to try to convince others of this as well. However, as their negative opinions of this person are not based on evidence (empirical, logical or otherwise), their attempts at compelling others are usually nothing more than unsupported ad-hominems; "He must not have a life!" or some variant of this is quite common, as are negative remarks about someones physicial appearance. With regards to comments of the "Thats not really that impressive" variety - some people probably just legitimately think that this isn't all that impressive, while others probably think subconciously that this feat is quite amazing; their jealousy, however, prohibits their concious mind from acknowledging this, and thus they trivialize the accomplishment and convince themselves that this feat is "no big deal." On an unrelated note, the fact that I took the time to write all of this has made me realize that I need a hobby. Any non-video game related suggestions?

shazaila
shazaila

It' funny how people keep saying fanboy. Um, how about you just like all the consoles, and how much do you wanna bet most people here just put their pic Master Chief just because of the big news.

shazaila
shazaila

Random o7, that "gay elf" is a classic. Old school gaming. However, you would know nothing about that. It needs to be guns eh. Hey, i'm not saying Halo's a bad game, because it isn't, but, Random, you sound like you've never even played Halo.

gamerguy46
gamerguy46

This guy would be the man to train with, all the way.

fasteddy_1
fasteddy_1

Thats awesome! I bet this guy can kick anyone of you hater's a**es any day!

Dante200X
Dante200X

haha, stupid xbox fanboy. He doesn't have any better games to play.

xspadumx
xspadumx

i hope i dont run into him on xbox live!

MrNib
MrNib

when he fished he heard the UT Voice say "GODLIKE!!"

Real720
Real720

importpower ehh.. so. most over rated game eva. Yeah I know.

Nicky321
Nicky321

well done...but holy sh*t

bulletsword
bulletsword

i bet he played Co-op...... The second player is either a hacker/exploiter or a meatshield. lol. it took us 10 hours to beat it on the default difficulty on co-op. 2 of those hours were just screwing around.

Cainekass29
Cainekass29

I can not believe the amount of haters here.

Cainekass29
Cainekass29

Thats just f'n insane, I would love to see the video of him doing this.

vegeta590
vegeta590

gaming.....to the max!! :lol:

random07
random07

why do nintendo and sony fanboys like flamingice45 say that halo is a bad or not good game can you people see the scores. you dont see us bashing the game with the gay elf.

tanaka501
tanaka501

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nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

It is impressive. A litle creepy...but impressive. On the one hand, I'm amazed someone can do that. On the other hand, I'm worried about how much time he must have spent playing this one game to get good enough to do it.

supershep
supershep

So Guinness World Records are now including speed runs? WTF! Great achievement though, that's amazing!

flamingice45
flamingice45

Guinness recognizing VIDEO GAME ACHIEVEMENTS! Damnit, I hate how US and EU think Halo is a GOD GAME or something of the line. IF THEY PUT THIS IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, THEY SURE AS HELL BETTER PUT UP WORLD RECORDS FOR BREAK THE TARGETS FOR SSBM!!!!!!! AND FOR HOMERUN CONTEST!!!

BrockieUK
BrockieUK

how long is the shortest music video? anyone know?

Dmncn_16
Dmncn_16

Wow i can't believe how many people just over look this...the guy beat legendary mode...that alone is impressive but beating it without dying....that's amazing...

Carbinesoldier5
Carbinesoldier5

Miller deserves at least respect for this achievement. Not only he did earned easy money, he earned fame and changed videogaming history. Not sure if he did wanted this tough. For all of you people telling him to "get a life!", you are just showing your own sad truth. Get a life yourselves, and try to see if you can achieve something as meaningful as this. Sure it's not as meaningful to some people, but it's still meaningfull. By the way, I heard that the maximum amount of time someone can play videogames straight (that means only very slight pauses for eating a little or going to the bathroom), is a about a week... but it depends in the person.

Kantwon
Kantwon

The Guinness Book of World Records, more like The Guinness Book of Who Gives A Crap.