World's Largest Game Controller Revealed

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    The world's largest video game controller, 30 times the size of a standard joypad, was unveiled today as one of the wackier winners in the new Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition. The fully working device, which is an oversized replica of the pads on Nintendo's iconic NES console, was on display at Liverpool St Station, London.

    If you wanted to use it like a standard handheld pad, you would need to be 51m (167ft) tall – the same height as London landmark Nelson’s Column. The device, created by British Engineering student Ben Allen, is featured in the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer Edition.

    British engineering student Ben Allen, 23, was one of the three who built the device as apart of a university project. Mr Allen said: 'This is really a labour of love. We’re passionate about gaming and wanted to honour its most iconic device; the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) joypad.

    'We put our heads together in the pub and decided to create this absurdly large working version. It’s such a rush to know we’ve made history and are being included in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.'

    The joypad, which measures 366cm x 159cm x 51cm (12ft x 5ft 3in in x 1ft 8in), and weighs an estimated 265 pounds (18 stone), took five months and £4,000 to build. Such is the size of the controller that it requires at least two gamers to press the buttons - or jump on them.



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    What peculiar news. However, it's offbeat, which is why I thought it'd be nice.
     


  2. narutopet112

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    Wow I wish i had that
     
  3. chris888222

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    Nostalgic and weird at the same time.
     
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    Wow, and I thought this was awesome. Well, it's still awesome, but this is awesomer.
     
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    I doubt so much that that costs £4000 to build!
     
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    I assumed it was the original Xbox controller.
     
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  7. Slyakin

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    Now let's let someone play Castlevania on THAT.
     
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    I'll press up , up , down ,down , left , right , left ,right ...... you , press b , a , b , a ............ and lady , press start please
     
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    I clicked on the link expecting to see a new iteration of the WiiU controller with a 10.1 inch screen.
     
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  10. saberjoy

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    somewhere you only dream of!
    nestalgia? ....smooth
     
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    why was I awating a photo of the controller of the Atari Jaguar...cause we already knew that! :tpi:
     
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    Hmm, hate to be picky, but the d-pad is completely flat, it hasn't been bevelled.

    Still pretty damned cool though!
     
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    That would be pretty damn fun to play with.
    Brings a whole new meaning to "co op"
     
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    Who needs motion controls when you need to move huge buttons with your body?
    Jokes aside, this is pretty cool.
     
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    Anyone else notice how many times they said it was unveiled and Liverpool St. Station today? Or the variations of?

    --fail on my part for code tags.
     
  16. MasterPenguin

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    I swear I saw this controller a year ago.
     
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    Somebody had too much time on their hands...
     
  18. loco365

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    I would totally try playing Tetris with that. Mario would require too much running.
     
  19. InuYasha

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    Interesting only due to the size of the controller, but honestly the guinness books are so damn pointless...it reminds me of a stupid story of a woman trying to become the worlds fattest woman...
     
  20. Wizerzak

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    This, I could swear I've seen this before. In fact, as proof I've seen this before: upon reading the title I actually thought of the article I read about a massive NES controller about 1-2 years ago.