The newest Guinness Book of World Records Gamer’s Edition is coming soon. It’s the 9th version of the Gaming Edition of the records, and will be out on September 10 of this year. This book includes the Largest Arcade Machine, built by Jason Camberis, 44, a Network Engineer from Chicago. It took almost two years to build, and stands taller than a fully grown African elephant. And it actually does play—it’s outfitted with 200 different classic arcade games, though players have to climb stairs to reach the controls.
Camberis is an arcade machine seller by trade. He wanted to recreate the excitement he felt when he was younger. “I wanted to bring joy and happiness to people, and my Arcade machine certainly makes people smile. My wife wonders what I will do next but I already have a plan!” he says.
Other record holders include Chris Cook, who broke the record for Longest Marathon Playing a Football Video Game at 48 hours, 49 minutes, 41 seconds playing FIFA 15. Cook did it to support SpecialEffect, a charity that enables those with disabilities to play games. “A lot of people thought I was a bit mad…I held my own at the beginning but by the last 16 hours I think I only won two games but it was all worth it to support my charity and now I’m immortalised in the new book !”
Longest Journey in Minecraft went to Kurt J Mac, who walked 2,097,152 blocks—that’s 1,303 miles—in Minecraft (and he’s still going).
The 9th Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer’s Edition will be available on September 10, 2015. You can pick it up from various online retailers for about $18.