Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Buttons, Features Nintendo Quite Heavily

Can you spot R.O.B. the Robot?

Gaming used to be exclusively about buttons, but with the rise of touch-screen gaming — pioneered by the Nintendo DS and taken to the next level by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets — we've got an entire generation of players growing up in a world where buttons aren't necessarily the default gaming interface.

For Nicolas Magnier, that's just not good enough. He's created a short video which keenly illustrates the gloriously tactile nature of buttons — and also showcases a lot of Nintendo gear to boot. The SNES, Game Boy, Wii Remote and even R.O.B. the Robot all make appearances in this short-but-sweet 27 second clip, which seems to suggest that Magnier is something of a Nintendo fan.

Let us know your thoughts on the merits of buttons over touch-screens (and vice versa) by posting a comment below.

[via gonintendo.com]