New code in the iOS 4.3 beta 3 firmware hints that Apple TV may soon support online gaming. Several references have been found pertaining to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder” that point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards (think Game Center), a way to schedule games (multiplayer?), and a store front (think App Store, iTunes).
With only 8GB of storage (but a nice USB port in the back) we’re likely to see some sort of streaming-type products at some point. Speculation is that there might be some sort of OnLive-type of product that streams from North Carolina.
Adding fuel to the fire, here’s are some hidden UI tricks found with a harmony remote that seem to indicate much more is in the works for AppleTV.