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Touch “Air” Hockey on Plasma TV

February 18th, 2009 No comments

Endgadget publicly unveiled what could be the first of a new range of innovative table games.  Panasonic unveiled a new 103 inch plasma T.V. which utilizes the multi-touch technology allowing users to play “air” or table hockey.

The plasma TV market got a bit smaller recently as technology companies Vizio and Pioneer announced that they were done competing in the Plasma TV market.  It seems that Panasonic has just begun.  The huge 103 inch television is almost double the size of any “normal” TV for sale today.  Adding in the multi-touch technology makes the TV almost seem like a grossly oversized smartphone.  Perhaps, they will add other “smartphone” games to these TV’s in the future, as an extra perk for buyers.

What does this mean for the future of the table gaming industry?  Should we expect Panasonic Multi-Touch Billiards or Foosball anytime soon?  Don’t count on it…But keep your eyes peeled for more innovation.

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