51-year-old Linda Guillory has been crowned the record holder of the largest game console collection in the world. The electrical engineer has a huge range of playable tech in her Texas home, and it put all of our collections to shame.
Linda's consoles were actually awarded two titles by the Guinness World Records recently. She has the 'Largest Collection of LCD Gaming Systems' with a total of 1,599 and also the 'Largest collection of playable gaming systems' with a huge 2,430 consoles in her ownership.
Of course, collections have to start somewhere and she got the bug for gaming a the young age of eight years old. As she grew up she lost many of her favourite games in a fire but had her passion reignited in 2003 when she thought she "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 thought I would be satisfied buying two or three. Then it seemed silly not to have the whole series."
Eventually, her collection grew to the size where she had to begin displaying them in cabinets and soon enough it was a beast. She aims to try and use her collection to teach kids about electronics and ultimately become part of a museum exhibition. You can watch the video of her showing off all of her hard work below.
Linda seems like an incredibly dedicated collector and a wonderful person. The blog post by Guinness World Records quotes her: "Words cannot describe the feelings of accomplishment and joy. To achieve a world record for something you are passionate about makes everything just a bit better, and the world feels a little bit brighter. The satisfaction of knowing you have reached a lifelong dream is truly amazing." I'm not crying, you are. Great work Linda.
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