Apple may be about to go into Gaming

So here we are, less than 24 hours from Apple’s September 9th 2015 event. Now, normally we try not to speculate here at SublminalRealm – there’s always (incorrect and unfounded) rumors about how the new iPhone is going to have a 6k camera and take panoramic selfies and have an 8k screen etc and of course it’s all bullshit. However, there’s some pretty interesting leaks regarding the new Apple TV that we just had to report on (since, you know, we’re a gaming site…): The new Apple TV is might do games.

You read that right, the new Apple TV is rumored to come with a Wii-style motion controller and be heavily centered around gaming. Cool, right? Well probably not, I mean… this is Apple gaming, not actual gaming. Let’s face it their big game will probably be some crappy phone game. Still I guess it could beat the Ouya or compete with the NVidia Shield? This article is just rambling really, we’re just sharing thoughts. That was unprofessional. Anyway, the fact is Apple’s new Apple TV might be centered around gaming, and that means we get to push out a badly written poorly checked article last-minute so we can piggy back off the views. Everybody else does it, and we’re gonna do it too.

Not the first time…

This isn’t the first time Apple has forayed into the gaming market. Do you remember the Apple PiPP!N? Thought not, they swept that one under the rug when it bombed. Apple’s Pippin (stylized as PiP P!N) platform and its flagship device the Pippin Power Player was sold as a device similar to today’s Apple TV, except it had a mouse and keyboard, wireless controllers and some pretty impressive specs for its day (eight AND sixteen bit graphics! Hold onto your hats people!). Alongside games, Pippin was designed to be a web browser, run office software and much more – it was basically a really really basic version of Steam OS. It had a bunch of flaws though – most TV’s at the time weren’t able to show a picture clear enough to view webpages, and the built in modem was so painfully slow at 14.4 kilobytes a second. It failed miserably, but the idea itself wasn’t too bad – it was just before its time. You can watch Apple’s Pippin advert at the top of this article – it’s a long way from Apple’s current marketing efforts isn’t it…

What do you think? Will the new Apple TV be up against the consoles or will it just play phone games on a bigger screen. Let’s not forget the possibility that this leak could be bullshit – it’s happened before and it could happen again – we’re still waiting for Half Life 3 after all.

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