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  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Apr 1, 2013 11:02 AM Flag

    Apple Joy Pad/Toy Box Kicks Lame Gaming AMD Consoles Butt ! AMD DOOMED!

    Beware Microsoft Xbox 720, Sony PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U: Apple will debut joypad in April
    AMD's poor performing Console leaves the door wide open to better faster stronger consoles! AMD Delusional Dream od Cheap Console Riches is DOOMED!

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    This could be huge, and Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have real cause for concern for their respective upcoming consoles, the Microsoft Xbox 720, the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Wii U.

    The battle for domination in the white-hot gaming consoles domain just got hotter, with Apple throwing in its lot, and roping in Disney for the weight needed to crush the existing heavyweights.

    According to rumours, iPhone-maker Apple Inc. will, this month (April), announce its very own gaming console, with reports suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant has already developed its own dedicated gaming controller.

    According to reports that surfaced earlier this year, Apple may be secretly working with Disney to unveil a gaming console code-named Toy Box. The initiative was reported to involve a gaming console with extensive mobile and other online applications including various Pixar and Disney characters that will be able to interact with each other for the first time.

    Now reports point out that Apple could also go in alone, and put up its own contender for the king of consoles title.

    If this is indeed true, expect a watershed moment in the video games industry, much on the lines of what happened in the smartphones market in 2007, when Apple unleashed the stunning iPhone, or in the tablets market in 2010, with the launch of the iPad.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • Sick of Xbox 720 and Playstation 4 (PS4) rumors and release date? Apple to debut Joypad in April – Game Reviews and Gaming News

      This year is a battle for next generation gaming consoles, with Playstation 4 (PS4) and Xbox 720 already in line, Apple too is going to enter the Gaming arena.

      At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Apple has finally announced its plan to release a Joypad for the iOS device, so it will have a controller that’s dedicated to pure gaming bliss, reports Pocket Gamer. Though, the market is set for a radical makeover with the launch of the Apple joypad.

      There’s no official word yet, but Apple has been active during the conference talking to developers about its plans and ensuring plenty of games will support the joypad at launch, reports Pocket Gamer. It’s expected Apple will formally announce its plans during its annual April press event.

      Although there are plenty of gaming controllers already available for the iPad 4 and iPhone 5, none of them have come from Apple itself.

      According to reports, Apple may be secretly working with Disney to unveil a gaming console code-named Toy Box. The initiative was reported to involve a gaming console with extensive mobile and other online applications including various Pixar and Disney characters that will be able to interact with each other for the first time.

      There are no further rumors about the Apple gamepad, not even how it is going to look like, which means that the company must really be gearing up for the surprise reveal, n any case, there is the April announcement to look forward to, which will hopefully bring in more details of Apple’s gaming plans.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • I don't know if this was a April fools joke or not, but if Apple enters the big screen gaming lliving room market AMD consoles are DOA!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • TV times

      The issue of Apple TV is, of course, another reason why Apple will be considering a dedicated gamepad.

      If and when it does eventually get around to releasing a new Apple TV box (and/or fully integrated smart TV), it's highly likely games will feature as part of the content offering. Why? Because money talks and Apple makes vast fortunes out of selling games.

      It knows it can command an even bigger slice of the pie, and it knows the hardware can handle it.

      If Apple TV does turn out the way most people expect, then releasing a dedicated controller will help kill two birds with one stone. Not only will it ensure that Apple TV games can rival traditional console games, but it also means that all iOS devices can also benefit.

      The beauty of such a device is that it doesn't rely on anything in particular to succeed. The iPad is already huge, as is the iPhone, as is the iPod touch, and the last few iterations already handle TV out and/or Airplay sharing.

      Assuming Apple can fix the lag issues of current models, the potential is there for iOS devices to effectively become the dominant game 'consoles' of the next generation.

      With so many consumers already locked into Apple's content ecosystem, and already buying games in great numbers, it wouldn't take much for Apple to take a bite out of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo's lunch.

      The games market is there for the taking if Apple wants it. It's that simple.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Apple Attacks cheap AMD consoles

      Apple Joy Pad and Apple TV in the living rooms, we'd expect it to be part of a large announcement also revealing Apple's wide TV strategy, including a direct assault on the console businesses of Sony and Microsoft.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • A Threat to Xbox 720 & PS4? Apple Joins the Gaming Wagon with a Rumored iOS Joypad

      April 2

      It's the year for the battle of next-gen consoles, with Xbox 720 and PS4 at the helm. But now, it seems that a surprising, but long-awaited had entered the arena, as though it was only a matter of time before it got there.
      At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Apple has finally announced its plan to release a Joypad for the iOS device, so it will have a controller that's dedicated to pure gaming bliss, reports Pocket Gamer.
      According to Emirates 24/7, if there are likely announcements to be made about the console, the likely even to push for it is the annual April Apple press event.

      There were even reports that hinted at a potential tie-up between Disney and Apple, in order to create a console labeled "Toy Box." This report is said to Pixar and Disney characters to be made available together for mobile and online applications.

      Develop reports that Apple may have gone stealth and operated under a pseudonym at the GDC, but reports say that the gamepad maybe targeting TVs in the living room.

      Apple TV and Apple Gamepad

      So what does this mean for the gaming industry? For the triad of big names, it can cut into the market share, considering the following of Apple as a trusted maker of devices. For the newcomers like Ouya, it may be more drastic news, as far as their budget offerings and new experience goes.

      The controller may have even been in the works as far back as early last year. TechRadar reports that Apple has already applied for a patent for a gaming controller that will work for the iPhone and the Apple TV, which makes it similar to the way the Samsung's devices interact with the Smart TV, only this time, Apple has dedicated the device to pure gaming.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • The joypad concept is two years old.

      Dr Max Moron, at it again.

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      • Gamers have been busy with news circling the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and the Microsoft Xbox 720. Now both the gaming consoles may face another competitor as rumors indicate that Apple may launch a gaming console soon.

        Speculations suggest that Apple has developed its own dedicated gaming controller for release at some point in the near future. If the rumors are to be believed, then Apple may also be preparing for a gaming console which may change the face of the video game industry.

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        "Long rumoured - and hoped for - GDC 2013 has finally provided confirmation that Apple will release its own dedicated game controller. Of course, there's no official word yet, but Apple has been active during the conference talking to developers about its plans and ensuring plenty of games will support the joypad at launch," reports PocketGamer.

        PocketGamer also reports that multiple developer sources have confirmed the news of an Apple joypad to the website.

        The popularity of iOS devices have grown rapidly in the last decade and within a short time the OS has become a major platform for game development. Previous games from unknown developers have been developed for iOS devices and are selling millions of copies. However, the touchscreen form factor of the devices may not provide the functionality and game play experience required by serious and dedicated gamers.

        Apple is not the only company who is looking to dive in the deep waters of the gaming industry. Rival Samsung unveiled a physical controller along with the much-anticipated Galaxy S4 smartphone. Gaming company Ouya has also begun shipping its Android-based game console with the hopes of bringing the emotional element of traditional console gaming back in the increasingly mobile-dominated game sector.

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Another hand held game will not slow down console sales. People want to play action games on the big screen TV. This will crush Nvidia hand help came.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Facts,
      You must stay up very late digging up all the facts that you post.

      This post today is a double shock. If Apple chimes in with Disney, that's a bombshell all by itself. However, that Apple might start shipping 6 months to perhaps almost a YEAR before AMD gets its act together, is doomsday for AMD/Sony/MS and others. If Apple is that far along, they have been extremely clandestine for a very long time. That's hard to imagine.

      What grabs my attention however, is this. Who makes Apple's game chips? Might it be intel? That's the only way that I can see Apple keeping such a tight lid on such a mammoth undertaking.

      Ace

    • AMD Delusional Dream od Cheap Console Riches is DOOMED!

      PocketGamer reports that Apple executives were busy talking up games developers at the recently concluded Game Developers Conference 2013, in a bid to provide games support for a dedicated iOS game controller.

      While Apple Inc. did not feature in the official attendees list, sources claim that the firm’s executives were seen operating a meeting room at the show, albeit booked under a pseudonym company name to avoid media attention.

      “Long rumoured – and hoped for – GDC 2013 has finally provided confirmation that Apple will release its own dedicated game controller. Of course, there’s no official word yet, but Apple has been active during the conference talking to developers about its plans and ensuring plenty of games will support the joypad at launch,” reports PocketGamer.

      The gaming website also reported that a number of developer sources confirmed the news of an Apple joypad to it even as we expect that name – joypad – to finally give way to something more cooler and beginning with an ‘i’ closer to its launch.

      It’s expected Apple will formally announce its plans during its annual April press event.

      Although there are plenty of gaming controllers already available for the iPad 4 and iPhone 5, none of them have come from Apple itself.

      That might change this month – with Apple planning a coup to claim the king of consoles title. As we all know, Apple is never happy to have the consolation prize, and it won’t be any different in the consoles domain.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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