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World’s Largest Video Game Collection Started with Cosmic Avenger

CosmicAvengerBuffalo AP writer Carolyn Thompson has a fun look at the 11,607 different ways area resident Michael Thomasson has made it into the Guinness record books. His massive, basement-housed collection has earned him a two-page spread in Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition:

Along with the games, Thomasson has the devices to play them on, not only the Xboxes and PlayStations but obscure ones like the Casio Loopy, the only game system specifically geared toward girls, which came out in Japan in 1995, and the Pippin, a dud released by Apple the same year.

“Every game on it is awful,” Thomasson says of Apple’s foray into the gaming world. “It’s the least fun of anything in the house.”

Thomasson, who writes about video games and teaches at Canisius College, gradually rebuilt his collection after selling it off for a second time in 1989 to pay for his wedding. He says he currently gets about three hours of play time in per week, if he’s lucky. Read the full AP item here.

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