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Will the Apple TV Become a Gaming Platform? 194

Posted by Soulskill
from the yeah-it'll-hold-up-my-xbox dept.
An anonymous reader writes "New data strings uncovered in the recently released iOS 4.3 beta 3 suggest that Apple may have grand ambitions for its little hobby known as the Apple TV: the device may soon transform into a gaming platform."
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Will the Apple TV Become a Gaming Platform?

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  • by cbope (130292) on Friday February 11, 2011 @06:38AM (#35172222)

    Do we really need yet another Apple-controlled walled garden? Don't we have enough of those already?

  • by RogueyWon (735973) * on Friday February 11, 2011 @06:44AM (#35172254) Journal

    Well, on the basis that pretty much any gaming console these days is a walled garden (at best), the answer is a resounding "maybe"?

    It wouldn't actually hurt to have another entrant into the games console business (even if this proposal doesn't look too much like a console). Sony and MS's current offerings are actually unbelievably similar - I don't think I've ever known a console generation where there was less to actually separate two competitors. At the same time, Nintendo look increasingly like a successful toy manufacturer, who have feet of clay when it comes to actually making interesting games - and in attracting decent third party developers.

    A credible new entrant (sorry, Infinium Labs) could potentially give the industry a shot in the arm. Apple may or may not be the people to do it - there's a hell of a lot I don't like about the company and its principles. However, their recent approach to software pricing indicates that they might at least bring something interesting to the table.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 11, 2011 @06:54AM (#35172306)

    Do we really need yet another Apple-controlled walled garden? Don't we have enough of those already?

    Yeah. Can't we leave gaming to open systems like the Xbox and PS3?

  • by igreaterthanu (1942456) * on Friday February 11, 2011 @07:19AM (#35172442)

    little or no modification.

    Little modification? It has completely different input devices.

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