Apple TV gaming hinted strongly in iOS 4.3 beta code — Engadget

Lets not jump to any conclusions, but a trusted tipster has uncovered evidence thats suggests some folks in Cupertino have learned a thing or two from Xbox Live. New code in the iOS 4.3 beta 3 firmware hints that Apple TV may soon support online gaming. Several references have been found pertaining to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder” that point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards think Game Center, a way to schedule games multiplayer?, and a store front think App Store, iTunes. Were particularly intrigued by two strings — “com.apple.appletv.play.live.thunder” and “.play.archive.thunder” — but what those actually mean in the grand scheme of things is ultimately ambiguous. Apple TVs minimum storage capacity about 8GB suggests the company might look to streaming not entirely unlike how OnLive works; as our tipster speculates, the OpenGL is mature and thoroughly implemented enough that streaming low bandwidth data and computing locally could happen, but thats just theoretical with nothing in the code to back it up.

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