Game on: Nine-foot video game joystick on record as largest


Two girls operate the Giant Joystick at LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, in Asturias, Spain. Flanagan created the controller in 2006 to celebrate her childhood experience of playing Atari 2600 video games. — MARY FLANAGAN/via AP

HANOVER, New Hampshire: A nine-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) video game joystick made of wood, rubber and steel has made it into the Guinness World Records 2022 as the largest.

Dartmouth College professor Mary Flanagan created the giant controller – nearly 14 times the size of an original classic Atari controller – in 2006 to celebrate her childhood experience of “maniacally” playing Atari 2600 video games.

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