It is no wonder why Guinness World Records has a section dedicated, exclusively for records concerned with Video games. There are a lot of hardcore gamers out there, who would do just about anything to earn enough money to get the latest, successful video games and video game controllers. When a couple of such gaming buffs come together, miracles happen and we are not talking about miracles in video games.
Recently, Nintendo’s legendary video game console – Nintendo Entertainment Systems’ controller or Joypad to be exact, underwent a crazy transformation, which almost instantly earned it a Guinness World Record – Gamer’s edition record of course. Don’t even wonder if you can handle this joypad, because you are going to need some sort of magic to turn you into a 167 feet giant in order to do so. The huge NES Console controller was showcased in London at Liverpool St. Station.
The most impressive fact is that this gigantic controller was developed by three students of the Delft University of Technology. The popular Netherlands University students came up with this idea for their project. 23 year old Ben Allen, at British Engineering University, was one of the chief architects of the Mega-controller. Ben Allen and his colleagues came up with this idea in a pub and they also planned to make this device actually work, from the beginning itself.
Ben Allen stated that they are very excited to have been honored by the Guinness World Records. This team deserved a record as they put about five months of hard work to finally build this device to perfection. Reportedly, it also cost them, about 4000 pounds.
The Mega-Joypad obviously can’t be handled by just one man. It requires two or more people to handle it and play a video game. Reportedly, the giant sized Joypad worked fine, and people who showed up at the event had the chance to witness the pretty responsive controller moving Super Mario and making him jump all around.
At the event it was also revealed that FIFA Interactive World Cup broke its own previous record for the largest video game tournament, as the tournament featured about 869,453 determined gamer entries last year for the competition. For the record, it is not very easy to make it into the Guinness Book of World records but at the event, there were a number of gamers who made it just by using their skills and talent, as undisputed gaming champions in various sections.