Yeah, we'll admit it. Having tried Apple TV, Boxee, Windows Media Center, XMBC, Plex, and a mountain of other media servers, the little Mac Mini-wannabe hasn't done much for us in terms of breaking ground or creating anything remotely "fun" as an experience with our media. However, as speculations run high for Apple's hobby box, Mr. Patcher from Webush Morgan Securities seems convinced Apple's next step is to turn Apple TV into a platform for gamers.
According to Michael Patcher:
"I think Apple's going to be a serious gaming company, the difference between Apple and Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft is, Apple is not known for internal software development. So I don't think you're going to get an Apple Games Group like you have Microsoft Games Studios making games you're certainly never going to approach the quality of games you get out of Nintendo. So Apple's going to be solely dependent on third parties to support their console in the future."
Our own analysis says Mr. Patcher's speculations are grounded, especially with higher resolution titles hitting the iPad very soon, making us all wonder if HD-gaming from an Apple TV box could possibly become a reality not too far from the future.
But seeing as all the games on my own iPhone consist of only a few RPGs (that I played like once.. really), Peggle, Bejeweled 2, and Kern (this one is actually kind of awesome), I'm still a bit skeptical of the whole notion.
What do you guys think? Can gaming really save Apple TV?