The giant video game joystick enters the Guinness Book of Records

A video game joystick, 9 feet (2.7 meters) high, made in wood, rubber and steel, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest.

The giant joystick – nearly 14 times larger than the original classic joystick – was created by Dartmouth College professor Mary Flanagan in 2006 to celebrate her childhood experience playing the “crazy” Atari 2600 video game.

He also wanted to see what it would be like when the single-player experience became collaborative, as it takes at least two people to operate a giant joystick and push a button to play classic Atari games.

Joystick, who visited Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, became part of the permanent collection of the ZKM Center for Arts and Media of Karlsruhe, in Germany.

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