New World Record: Largest Arcade Game Ever Created
A Chicago man now can claim the title as creator of the largest multi game arcade machine ever constructed. Jason Camberis, a 44-year-old network engineer, spent about two years working on the project. The dimensions of the gigantic arcade machine are 14 feet 5 inches tall and 6 feet wide. The record-breaking size was confirmed by the 2016 Guinness World Book of Records: Gamer’s Edition, which will be available for purchase from your local bookstore on September 10th. As the record-keeping book puts it, the arcade machine is “taller than a fully grown African elephant.” Constructing an arcade machine actually larger than an adult elephant may not have been Camberis’ goal when he set out on his quest, but it’s quite an accomplishment nonetheless.
Camberis’ game does not require quarters to play one of the over 200 classic games loaded onto the machine. You can use the oversized joystick or large glowing trackball to play Pac-Man, Tetris and more. The only catch? You will probably have to climb the set of built-in stairs in order to reach the control pad.
Additional Record Holders Make Their Debut
The upcoming book also details other achievements from ground-breaking gamers in the video game world. Katherine “Mystik” Gunn has now earned $122,000 from gaming, making her the highest-earning competitive female gamer in history.
Kurt J Mac, a Minecraft-enthusiast from Phoenix, Arizona, has recorded the longest journey in the game, walking approximately 2,097,152 blocks in his efforts to reach the Far Lands. He’s been on his journey since 2011, but is only 16.78% of the way to his destination. Experts estimate it will take him about 20 additional years to finally reach the edge of Minecraft’s map.
Chris Cook, a 34-year-old British FIFA video game player, has achieved a new world record for the longest time spent on a football game, clocking 48 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds.
To find out more about the latest record-breaking statistics in the world of video games, purchase the newest installment in Guinness’ video game record-keeping later this month.