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Apple TV Potential?
« on: December 22, 2010, 11:14:49 PM »
I can see a new Apple TV sometime in the future having a version of iOS that supports apps and an App Store. That would open up a HUGE door for potential gaming apps to be played right from the comfort of one's couch, pretty much turning the Apple TV into a bonafide game console! Can you imagine a game like Nanosaur 2 played on a HDTV with Apple TV?

Brian Greenstone, CEO Pangea

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Re: Apple TV Potential?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 07:53:53 AM »
Yeah, we were all hoping that the Apple TV announced a few months ago was going to be able to do that.  Obviously that's going to happen eventually, and it'll be AWESOME!

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 09:18:00 AM »
If you ever make Apple TV games, would you give them stereoscopic 3-D capabilities like some of your Mac games?

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 10:04:12 AM »
That all depends on the performance of the device.  To do stereo 3D you have to render the entire scene twice which takes 2x the horsepower.  Plus, the quality of the experience will depend on the color quality of the TV that people play it on.  To get good left-right separation you need pure RGB values on the display.  The old Apple LCD panels were outstanding for this, but the newer ones have a lot of green in the red 'phosphor' so the games don't look as good now as they did 5 years ago.  Consumer quality TV sets are probably going to be far, far worse.

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Re: Apple TV Potential?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 07:47:27 PM »
This whole idea is sounding kinda epic.