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Man's 10,607 video games earn him spot in Guinness World Records

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)
December 23, 2013 - 10:06 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A New York man is the newly crowned world record holder for having the largest collection of video games.

Michael Thomasson of suburban Buffalo says he began collecting soon after receiving his first game, Cosmic Avenger, as a Christmas present from his grandparents when he was 12.

Thomasson had to wait until the next Christmas to play it, though, until his parents could get their hands on the hot-selling Colecovision system to play it on.

Now, 31 years and roughly 11,000 games later, Thomasson is featured in the just-released "Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer's Edition."

The official number of 10,607 games bests the previous record holder, Richard Lecce (LESS'-eeh) of Florida, who had 8,616 games in 2010.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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