Meet the Reader: CarBoyCam

This week we’ve got an old favourite around racing circle, Camda… Oh, no, my mistake. It’s CarBoyCam.
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Sorry, we do go on for a little bit this week!

The usual opening line: Who are you, how old are you and where do you come from?

Well, my real name is Cameron Brewster. I’m almost 20 years old and I’m from the same neck of the woods as Mr Lee-ma! Suffolk!

Whenever I hear your real name, I always think of Terminator (I think I’ve said this before). Are you named in homage to that great film franchise?

I honestly don’t think so. I personally couldn’t tell you much about any of the films! Not really a film man.

Ah well, we can’t all be perfect. Your username caused a bit of confusion about these parts, when you first joined. Where did ‘camdaz’ come from? Oh wait… ‘CarBoyCam’…

I think the beginnings of my name originated in Middle School. One of my mates called me “Car Boy”, so when I came to begin signing up for forums, I combined that and my name. To create, CarBoyCam!

Unfortunately if I’m playing online and someone takes a dislike to me, it’s easy to change the name to something more childish… I’ll let you ponder on that…

Did he call you ‘Car Boy’ based on a particular enthusiasm for four-wheeled road vehicles you have?

Yeah, I always went on about cars and not football like the normal kids at school. Still prefer cars over everything else! Especially football!

So tell us, how did you first get into video games?

Well, my first console was the original PlayStation. The lovely grey box was where I played my first ever video games! My first two games were Colin McRae Rally and Bugs Bunny Lost in Time. I think that was it’s name anyway.

Next was PS2, accompanied by MANY racing and driving games. Inbetween that and the PS3 I had a GBA SP and numerous PSPs. Now I have a PS3, 360, iPhone, iPad and an almost finished gaming PC.

How many PSPs did you go through?

I’ve been through 3 in total. Every single breakage was my fault.

Do you have a particularly boney backside, or something?

Nothing like that. Let’s just say I liked to tinker with them. Custom Firmwares and things like that…

Ah yes, I’ve seen your endless stream of tweets of excitement at jailbreaking your iPhone. You do go on a bit!

How dare you! Most of my gadgets I own have been messed with. PSP, PS3, iPhone, and soon, my iPad. I like to see the full power of my devices utilised. I think jailbreaking iDevices is a must for any owner. At least try it.

For 99.999% of people, I’m sure the walled garden gives more than enough freedom, though. In its current state, what is the main thing you feel you would gain from jailbreaking?

I think the various tweaks and utilities which can be found on the Cydia Store (like an App Store for jailbreak packages), are a great benefit of jailbreaking. The ability to remove restrictions on the iPhone’s 3G are brilliant.

I’ve never used jailbreaking for software piracy though. My Apps on the App Store themselves have been pirated! Rawr!

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“Rawr!”? Really?

Sorry, certain things annoy me. Piracy is one of them!

No, I completely agree about that. It was your spelling of ‘roar’ I was objecting to.

Ah I see. That’s my spelling of it. The childish side of me prefers it, for some odd reason…

I think I just died a little inside… Damn you, internet.

Oops. Sorry Tef!

How goes the gaming PC build?

It’s all up and running. Unfortunately my Student Loan couldn’t quite cover a Graphics Card, so I’m stuck using Intel Integrated Graphics until my birthday in a few months.

I can’t really complain at Trackmania working flawlessly, though. Or Farming Simulator…

We’ll come back to Farming Simulator, I think, but what have you got in there so far? How much money have you sunk into the project?

Haven’t really paid much attention to how much I’ve spent. Must be just over £500, including parts I was bought at Christmas.

And what specs will you come out of it with, when you have that GPU installed?

It’s a Zalman Z9 Plus case, with a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Motherboard. Intel Core i7 2600k (3.4 GHz) with 8 GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM. 1 TB Hard Drive topped off with a 750 W Corsair PSU.

So yeah, once my Graphics Card is purchased and installed, it’s going to be pretty damn fast! I have no idea what GPU I’m going to get, but it’ll definitely run Battlefield 3!

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24 Comments

  1. Hi Cam, all that went through my mind with the jailbreak stuff was “Well, at least he should be able to make a quick getaway” :P
    Funny you should mention Burnout, I was blasting around Paradise last night….nothings changed it’s as lively as ever with one random usually refusing to comply. We had to smash a billboard so this guy who was chasing me for takedowns but not doing the challenge, I headed towards a billboard and turned at the last minute which forced him into it and smash! challenge done…lol, the numpties!

  2. Ah Sunday mornings… Cereal, toast, coffee and Meet the Reader… And some abuse! Great read Cam… As for Teflon, I look forward to showing you which one us is Hamilton and Massa!

    • To quote myself, “Don’t touch me.”

  3. Very funny read indeed, nice to meet you. I only played Burnout last year when it was out with Plus, loved it and platinumed it within a day or two :) I still have the motorbikes to race on it too.
    All your PC talk is way above my head, if I was Tef I wouldn’t have had a clue what you were on about :L

    • about the high-tech talk OK: just nod and smile OK, nod and smile… :P

      • I’ll bear that in mind *Nods and smiles*

  4. nice read teflon=)
    and nice to meet u CBC! =D
    hmmm jailbreaking…. reminds me of something… what was it? ohh yeahh, HAX!!!
    ;) ;)

  5. Hehe. You love me really Tef!

    • ofcourse he does!
      he will never admit it but he loves me too! =D

      • He hates us all!

      • OK is correct. I do really hate you all.

      • Lucky for us the feeling is mutual ;)

  6. Cam, why didn’t you post in my thread about the F1 thing :P VEEEERY long read but a good one :L

  7. That was a good read guys, nice to meet you carboycam!

  8. Yay, another weird sim lover! :D

  9. I do enjoy these, why did it take me so long to start reading them? Is there an archive anywhere?

    • If you use the search box in the top right corner, and search for Meet the Reader, it’ll come up with ALL of them…

      • Good idea, thanks.

      • I highly recommend the one with Tonyyeb. It’s one of the best MtRs ;)

  10. Great to meet you Camd.. oh that’s me!(Tef’s fault), CarBoyCam.
    I’ve played a few sims over the years, Airport Inc, Transport Tycoon but never been tempted by Farm simulator, Got Train Sim 2012 from Steam’s xmas sale for £1.97, bargain.

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