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Old 05-23-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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Question Why hasnít Apple come out with a gaming console?

If they did would you get it? They pretty much conquered everything else!

Sony = PS3
Microsoft = XBOX
Apple = ?
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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They did in 1996 it was called the "Pippin" and it bombed hard. Honestly based on apples current product line I'd bet they don't believe console gaming would be a market worth entering. It would be a step back for them.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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Apple has a gaming platform. It's called the i(insert word here).

you can play angry birds and words with friends...

In all seriousness, they'd have to follow they business model.

The system would be about 3000 dollars, using state of the art technology.

It'll only be good for one type of game (either fighting, fps, rpg, sports, or racing).

You'll only be able to buy Apple games and use Apple adapters. There will be no third party accessories/games. Buying anything will only be through the apple store or via igames, a new utility software they release.

If you call tech support because of a crash or bug with your console, you'll talk to a self-called genius who will condescend you and let you know that you're below their intellect and they'll spend 30 minutes telling you how great they are and another 45 minutes preaching about the greatness that is Apple.

I could go on, but I think that's enough of a joke for now. =)
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Apple has a gaming platform. It's called the i(insert word here).

you can play angry birds and words with friends...

In all seriousness, they'd have to follow they business model.

The system would be about 3000 dollars, using state of the art technology.

It'll only be good for one type of game (either fighting, fps, rpg, sports, or racing).

You'll only be able to buy Apple games and use Apple adapters. There will be no third party accessories/games. Buying anything will only be through the apple store or via igames, a new utility software they release.

If you call tech support because of a crash or bug with your console, you'll talk to a self-called genius who will condescend you and let you know that you're below their intellect and they'll spend 30 minutes telling you how great they are and another 45 minutes preaching about the greatness that is Apple.

I could go on, but I think that's enough of a joke for now. =)
^ this.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:02 PM   #5
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They're racking in $$$ with what they have. Why waste money developing a special platform.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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How many Apple only computer games are there in existence anyway?
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They don't need too.
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They pretty much conquered everything else!

Except for the personal and business computer market, right?

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Old 05-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #9
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Apple doesnt know shit about gaming and they cant compete against PS3, Xbox or PC.

BUT you can get STEAM games on MAC.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #10
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Apple doesnt know shit about gaming and they cant compete against PS3, Xbox or PC.

BUT you can get STEAM games on MAC.
yeah, Apple's main game market is limited to iPhone/iPad... doesn't really translate into a gaming console that well, unless you wanna count the Xbox live arcade style stuff...
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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Apple has a gaming platform. It's called the i(insert word here).

you can play angry birds and words with friends...

In all seriousness, they'd have to follow they business model.

The system would be about 3000 dollars, using state of the art technology.

It'll only be good for one type of game (either fighting, fps, rpg, sports, or racing).

You'll only be able to buy Apple games and use Apple adapters. There will be no third party accessories/games. Buying anything will only be through the apple store or via igames, a new utility software they release.

If you call tech support because of a crash or bug with your console, you'll talk to a self-called genius who will condescend you and let you know that you're below their intellect and they'll spend 30 minutes telling you how great they are and another 45 minutes preaching about the greatness that is Apple.

I could go on, but I think that's enough of a joke for now. =)
If I were drinking something, this post would have made it come out my nose.

I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything...


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Old 05-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #12
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They did in 1996 it was called the "Pippin" and it bombed hard. Honestly based on apples current product line I'd bet they don't believe console gaming would be a market worth entering. It would be a step back for them.
I had no idea they've already been down that road. Interesting that it was also supposed to serve as a network computer.

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APPLE PIPPIN
Every year, you hear whisperings about Apple entering the videogame market in one form or another. Yet very few people seem to remember that Apple did just that with the Pippin in 1996 -- and failed miserably. As a multimedia platform marketed by Apple and toy-maker Bandai, the Pippin was an attempt to create an inexpensive machine that could play games and serve as a network computer. The device tanked for myriad reasons: lack of software, misbranding and the fact that the market was already dominated by systems like the Nintendo 64, Sega and the Sony PlayStation.
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I had no idea they've already been down that road. Interesting that it was also supposed to serve as a network computer.

Yep, but nobody saw it as that, they saw it as a $600 game console with almost no games at a time when you could get one for $300 or less that had tons of games. 3DO had the same issue but managed to last a lot longer because they did manage to get some games published.
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Apple has a gaming platform. It's called the i(insert word here).

you can play angry birds and words with friends...

In all seriousness, they'd have to follow they business model.

The system would be about 3000 dollars, using state of the art technology.

It'll only be good for one type of game (either fighting, fps, rpg, sports, or racing).

You'll only be able to buy Apple games and use Apple adapters. There will be no third party accessories/games. Buying anything will only be through the apple store or via igames, a new utility software they release.

If you call tech support because of a crash or bug with your console, you'll talk to a self-called genius who will condescend you and let you know that you're below their intellect and they'll spend 30 minutes telling you how great they are and another 45 minutes preaching about the greatness that is Apple.

I could go on, but I think that's enough of a joke for now. =)
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If you've watched any of Apple's press conferences about the iPod/iPhone, they desperately try to tout both as legitimate gaming systems, to the applause of Apple-philes and laughter of everyone else.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:37 PM   #16
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I would never even consider using an Apple as a gaming rig.I think the last game I played on an apple was "summer games" or something like that.and it was on an Apple 2E in like 1983
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Apple has a gaming platform. It's called the i(insert word here).

you can play angry birds and words with friends...

In all seriousness, they'd have to follow they business model.

The system would be about 3000 dollars, using state of the art technology.

It'll only be good for one type of game (either fighting, fps, rpg, sports, or racing).

You'll only be able to buy Apple games and use Apple adapters. There will be no third party accessories/games. Buying anything will only be through the apple store or via igames, a new utility software they release.

If you call tech support because of a crash or bug with your console, you'll talk to a self-called genius who will condescend you and let you know that you're below their intellect and they'll spend 30 minutes telling you how great they are and another 45 minutes preaching about the greatness that is Apple.

I could go on, but I think that's enough of a joke for now. =)
This says it all.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:43 AM   #18
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The post by Mindz is pretty much verbatim what any real gamer would tell you....and it's pretty much what would really happen.

I do however laugh at the thought of an Apple console.....introdouching the iPad.... oh wait, that's already been done.....
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