Thirty-one-year-old Brett Martin from Colorado, USA has been recognised by Guinness World Records for having the world's Largest Collection of Videogame Memorabilia,with 8,030 items of merchandise.

Brett, a web designer, was given his first item (a Mario figurine) by his parents when he was just 8 years-old, however he only started collecting 12 years ago when he "discovered eBay".

In that period he has amassed a collection worth in excess of $100k.

Brett, who is married with children, says: "Many of my friends know I'm a gamer, but I guess after this they'll realise just how passionate and obsessed I am!"

Brett's achievement is one of hundreads of new videogaming records which have made it into Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2013 which is out now.

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