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The Mac Console

The rumour mill has started to turn again with the news last week that Apple had patented a new multi-player system. This coupled with the patent of a wireless controller has got peoples tongues wagging as to what possibly Apple could be up to. Game Centre improvements? Or are they developing a console? Let’s work on the assumption of the latter, seeing as I wrote a lengthy how to improve Game Centre post last month.

These are my ideas of what I believe could give Apple a stable platform to build from.

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guitarse1087d ago

I don't fancy it tbh but I do think Apple could give the industry a good shake up and that's no bad thing :)

subtenko1087d ago

There is already the Ouya. Regardless of the Ouya, if mac made a console for its ios apps, it would make the ouya even more irrelevant (imo at least) unless you wanna view it as mobile phone game console with two seperate platforms.

Thinking about it makes me wanna facepalm if the mac console and ouya have had a few exclusives and 90% being multiplatform.

guitarse1087d ago

Whooh, downvoted to hell for voicing an original and non defamatory opinion, thanks n4g, you never fail to amaze me.

SpideySpeakz1087d ago

April is gone. Please. No more.

kevnb1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

the media really needs to give it up. They might make a controller, but it will just be to compliment existing products. I don't get whats so magical about the term "console" either...

Tontus1087d ago

I'd love for Apple to make their own console. We know it'd be beautiful, reliable, fast, well-supported and of high quality in every aspect.

I reckon Apple could form a couple of amazing game studios to get some great exclusives on their platform and it'll be popular & powerful enough for 3rd party developers to justify supporting it. I think it would be great to have another competitor in the home console market, then I could buy the PS4 & iPlay (instead of buying M$'s next console, well maybe when it's cheap as hell).

Rageanitus1087d ago (Edited 1087d ago )

who says apple is reliable and fast?..... the hardware in many of its components are similar or slower (price to performance ratio) vs "alternatives.

I do give it that Apple have produced pretty NICE looking products but in terms price to performance ratio they are a complete rip off.

Apple fanboys actually think the hardware is more reliabble when inf fact they share similar components to the pc "clone" counterpart.

Well supported? I think not... look at how many pc games vs mac games...

They are doing well in the iphone market, but they are losing much ground to the android front.

ricmcgamer1087d ago

People love to compare retina Macbook Pros against cheap Windows laptops and say that Apple is too expensive. Compare it to an equivalent Alienware or something high end on the windows side and that's another story...

Also, I loved this article:
http://www.cultofmac.com/22...

Looks like when you look at the figures, macs are even better at running windows than windows-only machines.

Isis061087d ago

I've always found Apple products rather ugly and from what I hear they are not so reliable... they always use high quality casings but if what Apple is doing is called support, I want out.

rluvah1087d ago

Well you have heard wrong. I've been using Apple products for a long time (well before the Iphone) and they are very reliable.

Isis061085d ago

Well what I have heard from users around me... and yes I am talking about before iPhone... are complains about loads of stuff. Anywhere from connection issues to just never turning on again.
I've bought a single product from them and it worked for two years. iPod second generation and that thing was expensive, like all of the Apple products.
So don't tell me that I am wrong about what I have heard or seen.
aMen.

CEOSteveBallmer1087d ago

google Apple Pippin or on wikipedia. If you have not heard of it. Its a "game console" that apple made back in the 90s and the rest is history. This thought apple a lesson and they dont need a game console. Their Ipad is already their gaming console. We do not need another 4th player in the console business.

iGamerZero241087d ago

Would love to see this happen

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