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Apple TV 4th Generation

10-26-2015, 09:57 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2015
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Apple TV 4th Generation

So with the Apple TV now up for preorder, shipping this November, I'd like to know who is buying it. Also in your opinion, exactly how much gaming ponential is there? Will Apple TV exclusives see iOS releases? Or will this be similar to the Nvidia shield situation?
10-26-2015, 10:02 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgeirge View Post
So with the Apple TV now up for preorder, shipping this November, I'd like to know who is buying it. Also in your opinion, exactly how much gaming ponential is there? Will Apple TV exclusives see iOS releases? Or will this be similar to the Nvidia shield situation?
IIRC, Crossy Road's simultaneous multiplayer will be an Apple TV exclusive, and will not be in the mobile versions.

Im guessing exclusives wont be limited to that.

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10-26-2015, 11:30 AM
#3
Pre-ordered a 64 GB model. Here's hoping I'll see that on Friday.

It'll be interesting to see how gaming turns out on the Apple TV. While it uses last year's A8, being a stationary device that doesn't rely on battery power should lead to more "console-like" gaming experiences. However, I am a little worried that the requirement that games be capable of being controlled with JUST the Siri remote makes me concerned that the games will be severely limited. Clearly, with the Wiimote-style strap for the remote, Apple is clearly expecting Wii-type motion games?

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10-27-2015, 10:36 AM
#4
Immediately preordered yesterday. Got the 32 GB model, because I have yet to see any explanation about what the benefits of the larger one are.

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10-27-2015, 03:17 PM
#5
If you download a lot of games, their on-demand resources will stay in memory longer before they are deleted to make room for something else. Of course the question will be whether the games for the ATV will be interesting enough to justify the 64 GB I got...

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11-03-2015, 09:50 AM
#6
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 354
My new Apple TV arrived yesterday... was a bit disappointed that of all the 1000+ games I own, only three (3) showed up under the 'previously purchased' section! (Phoenix HD, Breakneck, but most importantly: Geometry Wars 3)

Really hoping there are a lot of developers out there working on updates to their games to make them Apple TV compatible and aren't discouraged by that 'must be able to use the ATV remote' limitation....(since I only plan to use a MiFi controller anyway)

Didn't see file sizes listed on the Apple TV store, though, anyone know how to display that? I bought the 64gb model but I'd still like to be able to see what the installed file sizes will be before downloading (since I think they are limited to an initial 200mb downloads which doesn't help)...
11-03-2015, 04:40 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,924
According to Pocket Gamer, there's not even a way to see the size of the additional downloads after installing!