World's largest video-game controller unveiled in London -- gammers jump on buttons

275x250.jpg It might not be the best device for button-bashing -- but this is officially the world's largest video-game controller.

The record-breaking device -- revealed at London’s Liverpool St station to launch the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition -- measures 30 times the size of a standard NES controller.

It was created by British Engineering student Ben Allen (23), who studies at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and took five months to make at an estimated cost of £4,000

Commuters even got to have a go on the 366 cm x 159 cm x 51 cm joypad which weighs 18 stone, but it took more than their thumbs… it requires at least two gamers to press the buttons by jumping on them.
275x250.jpg Speaking of his creation Ben 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.”
Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition  
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