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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 23RD – 29TH DECEMBER

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A report from the Associated Press claims that a new world record has been set for the largest gaming collection in the world. Michael Thomasson from Buffalo, New York has amassed an incredible personal collection of 10,607 games, eclipsing the previous record set in 2010 by Richard Lecce of 8,616.

Thomasson poses in his basement with the record certificate and huge collection of games (AP Photo/Brianna Blank)
Thomasson poses in his basement with the record certificate and huge collection of games. Kudos too for wearing the Sega sponsored 1998 Arsenal shirt (AP Photo/Brianna Blank)

Featured in a two page spread in the newly released ‘Guinness World Records 2014 Gamers Edition’, Thomasson revealed that he has amassed his collection over a period of 31 years on a $3000 a year budget, from the Collecovision right up to the present day, and that remarkably he has already sold his collection twice to finance the purchase of a Sega Genesis in 1989 and to fund his wedding in 1998. He has estimated that his current collection is worth anywhere between seven and eight hundred thousand dollars.

Speaking on his playing habits however, Thomasson confirmed that he hasn’t played every game in the collection due to time constraints – working as a college teacher in Boston teaching 2D animation and the history of video games means that in his own words, “I probably get three hours of playing in a week…If I’m lucky.” Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 23RD – 29TH DECEMBER