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01-03-2012, 11:31 AM
Hacking toward the Ultimate Game Console


Apple has the operating system, app + gaming ecosystem and even has an excellent piece of hardware already in place — why, oh, why haven’t they let the genie out of the bottle?

A recent fresh New Year's hack from 'Steven Troughton-Smith' and 'TheMudKip' that enables the powerful second-generation Apple TV to run existing iOS apps at 'fullscreen' as started up the rumors that good old 'Cupertino' could easy pull the trigger and launch their own 'gaming console' via the current Apple TV which has powerful A4 processor and 256mb of RAM but is currently limited to certain 'sandboxed' apps like Netflix, etc.

The feat was accomplished using a custom Springboard (Home Screen) written by TheMudKip on a jailbroken Apple TV. Troughton-Smith has since been making progress running iPhone and iPad apps at full resolution.

Many existing apps seem to run well on the Apple TV, which is known to be an iOS device using an A4 processor. When this generation of the Apple TV was released, we noted that Apple may have had plans to incorporate native applications all along. In fact, Jobs said that an Apple TV App Store could launch when the time is right.


NEWS SOURCE: Apple TV Hacked (via) MacRumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/01/apple-tv-hacked-to-run-ios-apps-at-full-screen/) and The Ultimate Game Console (via) Mac.Blorge (http://mac.blorge.com/2012/01/02/hacking-toward-the-ultimate-game-console/)

01-03-2012, 12:03 PM
ok, i'm interested.

now, storage? and can i pay the same for my apps as the makers pay when they steal real game companies ip's and artwork? oh and what video formats, can it compare to a cyclone micro 2?

01-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Who the hell even owns an Apple TV?

01-03-2012, 10:34 PM
Who the hell even owns an Apple TV?

people who want a dedicated cheap device that runs xbmc flawlessly? aka, lots.

i personally own two. sure they are only 720p, but they are perfect for the second smaller tv or bedroom/etc and you honestly cant beat being able to get a device that runs xbmc basically out of box with almost no configuration at all

but i guess since its apple you think that its a pointless device?

01-03-2012, 11:40 PM
people who want a dedicated cheap device that runs xbmc flawlessly? aka, lots.

tell me more ;)

01-05-2012, 12:50 PM
You have to jailbreak it first, but that's easy. All current Apple TV2's on all possible current firmwares can be easily jailbroken using Seas0nPass (google).

After jailbreaking, XBMC can be installed and then you have a very versatile media player.