Slightly Mad Studios chooses final design for its Mad Box console

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    After teasing a couple of possible designs for their upcoming Mad Box console, Slightly Mad Studios' CEO Ian Bell revealed via Twitter the design that the company has opted for. If you were following the recent flow of design concepts shared, then you will recognize it as the fourth render, the futuristic-looking rectangular shaped one that supports three orientations: horizontal, vertical and wall mounted. It also features a front touch screen that supports slide, click and tap actions while displaying what is currently being played. Ian Bell further adds that the design "might be slightly amended over time...".


    The company's founder later posted another tweet with a concept video teasing the console running games and other media:


    Do you approve of the console's design? What would you like to see changed or improved in the final look?

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  1. linuxares

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    Looks like a Netgear router, so no. Ugly as heck.
     
  2. XxShalevElimelechxX

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    Disappointed but not surprised
     
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  3. bowser

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    I think they're slightly mad thinking of making their own console to compete with the big 3.
     
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  4. RedBlueGreen

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    Still incredibly ugly. At least it doesn't look like a cowboy hat anymore.
     
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  5. AmandaRose

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    It was the best available choice but it's still hideous.
     
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    Not a fan, but at least it was the most reasonable between all the proposed designs.

    I still would've preferred the cube but it wasn't clear how big it would've been so it could've ended up being too clumsy.
     
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    In lieu of a dislike button, I shall simply state the word "dislike."
    Dislike
     
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    So the ugly child is the favorite one. Interesting.
     
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  9. KingVamp

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    Well, at least they went with one of the more reasonable design.
     
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  10. duwen

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    What it looks like is relatively inconsequential when it comes to entering the console wars... if aesthetics really mattered that much Microsoft would've failed with their first entry into the console market, having 3 competitors with far better looking systems.
     
  11. eriol33

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    is this ouya with HD graphic?
     
  12. Veho

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    Correction: they chose the concept design that will inspire the actual final design of the finished console.

    If you're familiar with the product design and manufacture process of an average piece of hardware, you'll know it's not just "two steps forward, one step back", it's "two steps forward, one step back, one step sideways, jump to the left, step to the right, pelvic thrust, repeat".
     
  13. NicEXE

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    Why would it need a touch panel?
    Why would I get up to touch it when I can just press a button on the controller or whatever input device?
    The only input needed would be a power button and maybe a reset button.
     
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  14. ninjafrog658

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    Well, honestly, I kind of like this design. The slope kinda reminds me of the PS4, but not as angular.

    Yeah true lol.
     
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    I like it
     
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  16. KingVamp

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    Now we need a redesign with physical media in mind.

    Also, can't wait to see the controller.
     
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    Eh... I'm going to hold my judgement for now. As they say, don't judge a book by its cover.
     
  18. ninjafrog658

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    Same. Just watch it look like pic related.
     

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  19. DBlaze

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    Looks like it was made by a 12 year old gamer that just got into photoshop
     
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