If the iPad does indeed "kill" the home video game console, as some doomsayers have warned, then this video of Firemint's Real Racing 2 HD running on iPad 2 may be admissible as evidence in the murder case against Apple.

This is Real Racing 2 HD running in 1080p on an HDTV, a "first for iOS" according to the game's maker. Due in the iPad game's next update, Firemint is promising "silky smooth 30 frames per second" and "real time telemetry on your iPad 2," all of which you can see running in the preview video above.

Visually and technically, that's an impressive feat. Not just in terms of making Apple's tablet feel like a viable gaming platform cum controller, but also in making the argument that, hey, I should really get one of them newfangled iPads.