Apple has its eyes on your Xbox's prime living room real estate.
Still an ATV app store will be 99% shovelware, 1% decent software just like it is now. No threat to "core" games really, but definitely a play for casual dollars. If they get some decent studio support - Konami, Capcom, Bioware - things could get real interesting. I'm not a member of the cult of Jobs myself. I have one of their products (iPhone), but don't drink the Kool-aid and I loathe the utterly controlled API and counter-intuitive intuiting that Apple software is fundamentally coded with. "We're going to assume that you're stupid and do everything for you! In our very specific way!" Sorta mentality.
Anything sounds bad when you put it like that! I prefer to think of it as Apple doing the heavy thinking for me :)
Apple is underpowered hardware in a trendy plastic case that people who need to be the coolest in their circle buy. Exclusives drive consoles. Apple would have none. Apple's console would be crap.
I would assume Sony and Microsoft have more to fear, since the majority of Nintendo consumers are apple consumers.
I guess you are pretty much what u state people are? BSed fan, microsoft and sony? lol, because the iphone isn't taking consumer from 3DS ight?
wont happen steve jobs hates gaming
hardly............ apple is a speck in handheld gaming and nothing in console gaming
Of course they're nothing in console gaming, they don't have one. And they're far from a speck with regards to handhelds, the rate at which iOS gaming is growing is massive and is showing no signs of slowing.
This will be the death of video games as we know it.
Ummm....No, won't happen. Do people even think when they write these articles and ask these questions? Nothing about Apple says gaming to me. If people really think little short games like those found on phones are the future or next big thing, then they have serious issues.
Is Apple TV the Next Big Video Game Console? no and we don't need another one the market is already saturated as it is
Forgive me but doesnt the apple TV only stream stuff? It doesnt have a HDD does it? How can that take over for something like gaming? Is an apple TV 3 coming soon?
The new apple TV does only stream...but not just through the net. If you have movies/music on your computer, you can stream that too. I own the original apple tv which has a hard drive (albeit a small one). I was pissed to find out that not only does the new one NOT have one, but apple wasn't updating the software for the old one.
Ive considered getting one and putting xbmc on it, apparantly you can do that and still have netflix on it. Pretty awesome imo.
I have boxee on mine but it runs like $hit. I tried it so that I could access hulu (I live in Canada) but it is awful. I know xbmc is there but I haven't screwed around with it. I'm not exactly sure of how it differs from boxee either.
I think people are too happy with PS3 Xbox-360 and wii to want to become apple console beta testers, really what's it going to offer that the others don't?
Publishers and developers have big bucks invested into the three we currently have. Not gonna happen.
Make all the consoles you want. Without quality games who cares. Plus digital downloads? No thanks.
So are 90% of the games for wii but it didn't stop people from buying them or stop nintendo from selling millions of wii consoles every year.So who's to say apple wont take a chance & test the waters in the casual home console gaming market.Hell theres already games you can play straight off your satellite box from various vender's offered by satellite providers like dish network to name one provider.Gaming has come a long way heck when i was really young i played video games that were on cassette tapes & vhs tapes that were before my generation during my generation.
Hahaha, what a joke. Apple gaming system? No. Anything made by that company is trash. Yes, I am talking about macs, ad Ianything devices. Garbage, made by steve jobs your grandmother.
Honestly, if all computers in the world suddenly vanished and all that was left was stuff made by apple or mac or whatever. I would give up computers. That goes for gaming too, phones, and mp3 players.
Nah, Apple TV is more of a digital disturbition player.
I hope not, the console space is crowded enough the way it is.
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