[UPDATE] First images for the Mad Box standalone console released

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    Slightly Mad Studios barely dropped the news that they are working on an independent console to take on the next generation of consoles that the company's CEO, Ian Bell, released the first image renders of the console on Twitter:

    It seems like Bell could not hold his excitement to share these designs as images of early design builds were initially expected to be released in four to six weeks' time.

    The console, called the Mad Box, is projected to ship in around three years and is being boasted as "most powerful console ever built" with 4K and VR support.

    What do you think of those early designs? Some more fine-tuning is required or you'd be happy to own a console that looks like that?

    UPDATE

    After sharing the first render of the Mad Box, Ian Bell took to Twitter again to share some more possible looks of his company's upcoming console. Which one do you prefer?

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  1. sTo0z

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    What in the ...
     
  2. linuxares

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    That's one ugly piece of electronics
     
  3. Grmmish

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    Who knows... Maybe that thing is as big as an Amiibo and still function the way they expect. XD
     
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    Why?

    The lights seem to act like they're trying to be "cool PC gamur" RGBs, but they just look like neon outlines of Rabbids...
     
  5. noahc3

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    takes up way too much space with those feet and the big divot in the top making a huge part of the footprint useless. there is a reason why everything largely follows the box design, its compact.

    frankly it just looks like steam box 2.0, a gaming pc with maybe some custom software on top.
     
  6. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Not too sure what to think, here... But I do know that I hate it.
     
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  7. sonicvssilver22

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    It’s... a design I suppose. Not a fan of that logo-esque thing on the orange one though.
     
  8. sarkwalvein

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    I wonder why it has that weird waving shape... A burrito holder?
    Looks like a perfect fit for a burrito, you know if the console is going to get hot at least take advantage of it to keep your dinner warm.
     
  9. Sinon

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    RGBs just make everything look cooler /s

    But really, that looks pretty ugly
     
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    That's straight-up a PC tower. An ugly one, but still, how are they calling this a 'console?'
     
  11. Harsky

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    This is going to be the Phantom all over again isn't it?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Entertainment

    Along with that Ataribox thing, all these "new consoles" being released reminds me of the 90's when the CDI and the 3DO is trying to join an already crowded market.
     
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    Wow, I kind of feel bad for joking about the original Xbone design now.

    They should have blurred the whole picture.

    My guess is that either it will come with some custom 'game' OS and/or it will be locked down.
     
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    Looks like the trash you see when you look up fake gaming consoles.
     
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    t0p ti3r console must buy!!
     
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    It's a 3d render of a non existent product..... are we supposed to be excited?
     
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    I guess they just really love bankruptcy...
     
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    It looks like a PC
    Talks like a PC
    Walks like a PC


    Shits a PC
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I'm not buying this if it cost more than xbox one x or have no games from any of the current console systems. Also I don't want my system glowing bright like that in the dark. :blink:
     
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  19. Vorde

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    I feel like I'm the only one here who things the design is kind of awesome. Its different, and it sticks out. The current generation of consoles imo just look like plastic boxes, instead of interesting designs. I mean, look at the original PS3 or the Model 1 Sega Genesis. They broke the mold and still ended up looking pretty awesome.
     
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