April 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM ET
Imagine an iPad, a really big one. We're talking 24-feet wide and 12-feet tall. How would you play a game on it, like "Fruit Ninja"? You'd use the Kinect, obviously.
Behold: the Padzilla Too from Crunchy Logistics. While the first iteration simply brought the iPad experience to a 70-inch wide touch capable screen, its follow-up is one that is around 6.8-foot wide, according to The Verge's educated guess.
The Verge also surmises something that big that's also a touchscreen would cost around $41,000. No word on the actual price from Crunchy Logistics, but perhaps it won't be as much since it may not need to be touch capable after all.
That's where the Kinect comes in, which picks up gestures from afar and relays them on-screen. As neat as it might be, few may be able to enjoy the Padzilla Too, at least in their homes.
With the long rumored Apple TV coming down the pipeline, some have wondered if its display will work like the iPhone and iPad does. As implied, the touchscreen tech is expensive, so perhaps having motion-sensing tech of its own might be a viable solution?
Matthew Hawkins is an NYC-based game journalist who has also written for EGM, GameSetWatch, Gamasutra, Giant Robot and numerous others. He also self-publishes his own game culture zine, is part of Attract Mode, and co-hosts The Fangamer Podcast. You can keep tabs on him via Twitter, or his personal home-base, FORT90.com.