Interview with Jason Cambers
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At a young age, Jason Camberis was always intrigued by Video games. He would go to his local corner store just to play on the arcade that the store provided. One thing that he remembered from that childhood experience was that the cabinet was rather large for his small stature. Using that as a form of motivation, years later he pursues a project that would later win him a Guinness World Record for the largest Arcade machine cabinet ever created. Gaming was a big part of his life growing up and he found this hobby rather addicting. He described himself as a hands-on type of guy who would teach himself rather than have someone else teach him. One game that he described as his favorite was the sea devil submarine game that was in his local 7- Eleven. He described himself at the time very short and having to reach for the joystick to even can play the game. At an astounding 14 feet tall and 6 feet wide, the Largest Arcade Machine Produced, or what Jason just likes to call LAMP, can play a variety of games ranging from classic arcade games, Xbox games, PlayStation games, and even PC Games. The LAMP took approximately 2 years for him to complete. His motivation for building the biggest arcade ever came from seeing the previous record and believing that he could do better. His mindset was always an optimistic and innovative. He believes that there is always a best way to do something and that even better ways will come. Jason’s hobby fortunately for him turned into his career. Jason’s goal for designing the largest arcade machine was to make everyone feel like a kid again and be in equal terms. For everyone to remember when they were younger and they had to reach to be able to move the joy stick and press the buttons on the cabinet. He also wanted people to come together and play. With all the negative news that he had been seeing in the passing years he wanted to make something that would make the people smile again. Currently Jason is creating home arcade systems while also enjoying other jobs such as working on houses, working on cars, working on computers. He also works with security systems and cameras. All around well rounded in anything technology related.