New Yorker set a world record by gathering a collection of 11,000 video games




New Yorker set a world record by gathering a collection of 11,000 video games

In the basement of one of the residents of New York Michael Thomasson hidden paradise for fans of video games. Quite a large room consisting of several rooms filled entirely different game consoles, computers, TV sets and, of course, games for them.

Representatives Books Guinness came to visit collector to personally produce a count of all of his games. During a thorough audit they counted 10,607 different games and made detailed lists. After their visit, the owner of the collection found a few boxes of games that escaped the attention of specialists. As a result, a collection of over 11,000 titles of games. But even 10,000 games would be enough to Michael to deliver a new world record. After all, the second largest number of games collected collector in the world Richard Lokke has only 8616 games.

The collection has an incredibly rare Michael gaming devices. For example, very few people saw with their own eyes game console Pippin, developed by engineers from Apple. You do not normally hear the name of the console, nonetheless it is a very important part of gaming history as one of the greatest failures of marketing the video games market. Besides Apple Pippin, in the collection of Michael can meet other equally interesting representatives of the distant past. Hardly you encountered, for example, game consoles, games that sold on VHS-tape or laserdisc huge.

Pippin – консоль выпускалась по лицензии Apple различными сторонними компаниями

Collection experts estimate 700-800 thousand dollars, but sell accumulated over the years ahead newfound Guinness record holder has no plans. Precisely because of this, he has twice started to gather a collection from scratch. The first time he sold his library of the small number game in 1989 to buy a brand new video game console Sega Genesis (in our country known as the Sega Mega Drive). The second time he sold a rather impressive selection of games in 1998, to pay the cost of your wedding. Now Michael’s money is all right and he is more than a collection is not going to leave.

Michael works as a teacher in the college town of Buffalo, which is located not far from New York. He teaches his students to 2D-animation, video game design and development, so that for him the game – it’s not just a children’s hobby, but also a way of earning.

Обладатель мирового рекорда по количеству видеоигр в личной коллекции

Despite the fact that Michael has almost all of the gaming device ever released on the market in the game he has virtually no time. In a week he spends games is not more than three hours, however, continue to fly an average of two new games a day, constantly increasing its collection, spending it on about $ 3,000 a year. What it is useful for researchers gaming history, and this is not a bad hobby, agree?

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