Slightly Mad Studios chooses final design for its Mad Box console

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  1. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I liked that cuby thing the most (which still doesn't mean it was good-lookin').
    However I can't care less.
    At least I have to admit it's cool to see an icon and the title of the current running app/game on the front (seen in the video on Twitter). Waste of energy but still cool.
     
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  2. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    I actually like this 4th and chosen design, just think it's too exaggerated, I would prefer a bit more simple, but at least can go under my TV, and the display in front is awesome as it reminds me my old music player in the living room, it should be cool for a multimedia living room, though annoying for gaming.

    I'm glad there's a option to turn OFF LEDs
    (if they really make it more powerful than Next gen consoles and get all multiplatform games and online play without a subscription I'm sold if the price is really like the others).
     
  3. Niels Van Son

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    I like it. I like the design.

    What ? Simplicity isn't everything.

    How dare you judge me !
     
  4. pedro702

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    looks like a cable box to me lol, also no way to read physical media makes it no different from steam boxes,ouya, or even the upcoming ataribox, it will flop big time.
     
  5. NoNAND

    NoNAND Taint thy NAND with Homebrew!

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    lol will they change their name to Really Mad Studios if their console fails.
     
  6. CaptainSodaPop

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    I wish them good luck.:tpi:
     
  7. Xzi

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    I actually kind of dig it, it's like a Shield TV with more edginess. Definitely better than that McDonald's arches behemoth that they showed before. The touchscreen display on the front is a nice extra too. Unfortunately there's no way this will be reasonably priced.
     
  8. netovsk

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    Looking good, they should get rid of the gloss and go for matte finish.

    Since they are mostly known for developing a racing game, they should know many car people are crazy about hairline scratches and buff marks.

    I wonder if it means Project Cars will become exclusive towards PS and Xbox (not as if it could run on a Nintendo product).

    Microsoft will be fine since they have Forza Motorsport, too bad for sony though.

    Anyway, I doubt it will be able to beat Scorpio, Anaconda or even Scarlet when it comes to Price/Power/Features/Services/Library.

    Good luck for them anyways, competition is always good for customers.
     
  9. VitaType

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    Oh, they already have a case design, a name and the concept "we make it damn fast and awsome and such". Well, then there is nothing major anymore in between now and the glorious release of this console we totaly will see. Sure. ;)
     
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  10. Lazyboss

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    My PS4 when grandma stepped on it.
     
  11. AdenTheThird

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    I'm slightly mad at this.
     
  12. chartube12

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    Looks like a sneaker someone cut 2/3rds off of it!
     
  13. lexarvn

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    I wouldn't say it looks ugly, just kind of ridiculous, like it's trying way too hard to be "impressive"
     
  14. Dominator211

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    I dont think they are gonna be able to compete woth the big three IMOVIE
     
  15. kikongokiller

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    *visible disgust*
     
  16. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I'm more confused looking at this than I was watching any video trailer of Death Stranding. :P
     
  17. LoganK93

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    I think we just did the Time Warp...
     
  18. HelpTheWretched

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    I actually kind of like the design, but the wall-mounting or touchscreen displays seem a bit excessive, I have no need for that stuff.

    It's the name that I dislike. There's already a "Box" out there.
     
  19. Bernhard

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    this looks like another steammachine?:rofl: props on the ugly design(my asus rog laptop of 2010 looks way better..(and those heatsinks look alike ):unsure:
     
  20. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    I love the design of a front screen that changes according to what you are doing on the console. I would like them to add a clock. My biggest gripe again is that this console is going for the high end and we simply don't need another console at that end of the gaming spectrum. I'd rather see another ARM/Android console (ensuring more games between this console and Switch because of ARM coding) or a entry level PC like the Ataribox.
     
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