Visitors of gamescom 2017 were able to dive in another time of gaming in the special exhibition “retro gaming”. Around 200 working retro consoles, Arcade machines and home computers were available for young and old to test. More than 50 collectors, retro developers, musicians and clubs celebrated the history and culture of the computer game on 1,600 square meters and three adjoining stands.
In 2014 the worldwide biggest collection of video games was to be sold for 750,250 Dollar. The owner Michael Thomasson wanted to put his more than 11,000 video games up for auction on Ebay. 2,600 of these games were never opened by the owner and were still in their original packaging. No wonder, for collectors of video games it is by far not only about gaming.