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Over at Engadget, a tipster has alerted them to the possibility that Apple TV could offer online gaming since hooks for just that are showing up in the beta of its newest firmware release. I think that Apple will indeed go there, but am not convinced they’ll actually find significant traction – at least initially – since living room gaming already has quite a bit of competition and iOS apps, as they are today, don’t likely scale well to the bigger screen. But as developers create apps for large-screen gaming – and ensuring that the Apple TV has enough rendering horsepower for decent games, Microsoft (and Nintendo) should probably be a bit worried.