To start you off: Bungie is leaving Microsoft and developing new games on Mac, it wants to start new, unique projects instead being known as the developers of Halo whenever they're thought of.
Next, Steve Jobs said that the next Macworld is supposed to introduce some anticipated products.
Apple is planning to release a a refreshed line-up of Macs, much more suited for gaming by the end of the first quarter of 2008 (this can come as soon as later this month).
iTunes is getting more developer interest for developing games for iPods and the iPhone. Some analysts predict that's one of the reasons the Nano's been changing from a super small music player to a version that's still smal, but has a bigger screen. And finally, Apple has some plans to release a new version of Apple TV that can play games (nothing console quality, just games like you'd already find on iTunes).
By getting some more killer app releases exclusively on Mac, following the gaming upgrades to increase popularity.
Apple will release a controller for gaming on Macs.
And finally, the least expected of them all, Apple may (with a big ?) release a gaming console as soon as the end of next year. One thing to support this is Steve's bashing of the "low adoption" of game consoles due to their lacking of quality.
"Intel can really confirm the rumor... what, you thought Intel was just building graphics R&D, and buying AGEIA for nothing? Apple will likely buy a big publishing partner to close the deal."
That's a little long, but that's a little map out of why analysts are predicting Apple's plans to take over the gaming industry and finally embrace it. Remember these are just rumors, but rumors from Apple are almost always true, right? What made us think Apple would never move to the phone industry? They did and know what makes you think Apple wouldn't move to the gaming industry?
The source for most of the article was this:
Oh and my title is actually a quote from TUAW.
"Apple is poised to return to (and take over) gaming."
All the other sources are scattered throughout the second page of the thread.