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NY man’s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

December 24, 2013 • Entertainment


In this Sept. 1, 2013 photo provided by Brianna Blank, Michael Thomasson poses in the basement of his suburban Buffalo home, where he stores his collection of video games. Thomasson is featured in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition,” for having the largest collection of video games, 10,607. The number bests the previous record holder, Richard Lecce of Florida, who had 8,616 games in 2010. (AP Photo/Brianna Blank)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at age 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.

Now, 31 years and roughly 11,000 games later, Thomasson is the newly crowned world record holder for having the largest collection of video games. He is featured in a two-page spread in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition.”

“I have games on cartridge, laser disc. I have VHS-based games, cassette-based games,” Thomasson said, standing among the collection that fills the basement of his suburban Buffalo home.

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