I don’t know about you, but every time I see one of those giant video boards in a sports stadium, without fail I think to myself, “How fun would it be to play video games on that bad boy?”
Of course, that is something I will never be able to do, but it’s a nice fantasy – a fantasy that apparently someone got to live out on the Kansas City Royals’ jumbotron at Kauffman Stadium this week.
We know this because as the local KCTV5 news helicopter was getting a shot of Arrowhead Stadium for sports reporter Tom Martin’s preview of the upcoming Chiefs vs. Colts playoff game, he spotted someone playing Mario Kart on the big board next door.
“We sent our helicopter out to get aerials of Arrowhead Stadium and on its way there it noticed a game of Mario Kart had broken out on the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium??” Martin wrote on Twitter.
Screw 4K, THAT is the way to play a video game.
And yes, while it would have been better if the Royals’ jumbotron were a little bit wider, it’s still pretty insane to be able to play a video game on a screen measuring 84-feet wide and 105-feet tall. In fact, when it was first put into use it was the largest high-definition LED display in the world. Awesome.