A 51-year-old Woman Gets Two World Records For Largest Collection of Gaming Consoles

A 51-year-old gets 2 Guinness World Records for the largest collection of gaming consoles.

Gaming collector shatters two records with thousands of vintage systems
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A beautiful woman broke Guinness World Records for the largest collection of gaming consoles and playable gaming systems.

According to Guinness World Records, the lady by the name of Linda Guillory has two world records. More so, these 2 records come from her collection of 1,599 LCD gaming systems and 2,430 playable gaming systems.

In addition, the report says that these aren’t gaming systems as we might think of consoles and handhelds now. But instead, they’re more like the Tiger Electronic handhelds of yore. Guillory's collection also covers traditional video games.

In Guinness’ profile video, Guillory shows off a large cabinet of old video games. She said that she has every game Nintendo issued in North America.

According to Guinness, Guillory began assembling games when she was 8 years old, finding a broken 1979 Red Conic basketball game. Moreover, she said she took the handheld and fixed it herself so she could play again. She gathered a collection of games but unfortunately, a house fire consumed some of them.

However, after arguing with her brother over who was the better player, she chose to search for some of her old games to see if any were still around. Her collection started to grow once she purchased her favorite Pac-Man tabletop machine.

Linda Guillory told Guinness,

I wanted to see if I still could beat my high score. As I searched, I saw dozens of games I always wanted as a child but never had.

"I felt that. There were oftentimes in the rare occasions I was allowed over a friend’s house when I would press my face to their Nintendo 64 consoles to bask in awe of something that was outside my reach," added Guillory.

Furthermore, she said she would look with jealousy at their collections of games knowing that she only had one or two for the systems she was allowed to have. Also, she said, "I missed out on so many of the games that players today would deem required playing."

Guillory is an electrical engineer who shared her enthusiasm for gaming with children. And she wanted to teach them how to create gaming systems of their own. She also noted that she hopes to store her collection in a museum.

What is impressive in this story is that the games are still working perfectly, and she still knows how to play them.

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