Sunday, March 15, 2009

Could Apple Be The Next Powerhouse in the Gaming Industry?

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In the thirty or so years that the personal computer industry gaming companies haven't exactly flocked to Macintosh platform opting instead for the masses of PC users. It has only been after the introduction of the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch that there is more development of game software for Apple hardware than ever before.

According to a CNET report Apple has filed for a patent for a motion sensitive remote control for a future Apple TV that would work much like the Nintendo's Wii Remote. In the patent filing the Apple TV would have access to the Apple iTunes App store. Apple may not be anything that could directly take on the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 yet, but the potential is there to have Games that would work on portable platform (iPhone/iPod Touch) a console platform (Apple TV) and a computer platform (OS/X based Macs). While currently PC gamers insist that PC's are superior to Consoles and console gamers debate the other side, Apple unifies the gaming world.

If this is from the mind of Steve Jobs, then it would come from little surprise to many Apple fans, but if this is from the post Jobs brain trust currently temporarly running Apple then maybe the post Jobs era will be as good as it's ever been

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