TV Party Tonight: Is AppleTV Gaming Code Hiding In iOS 4.3?

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Engadget reports that a iOS 4.3 beta 3 hacker poking through the code found some intriguing references to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder” — suggesting that the new firmware might support Xbox Live-style gaming on an Apple TV, possibly involving some combination of an external controller, leaderboards, and multiplayer capabilities.  Since the AppleTV only packs 8 GB of storage, OnLive-like streaming is a distinct possibility.

In other ATV news, a gent named Alex Hisrbrunner paired up an otherwise unmodified AppleTV with a Harmony remote — and discovered some hidden commands that could rearrange the onscreen icons and even make them do the shimmy.  Check it out:

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