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

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Ericzander

    Ericzander My yellow name hax wore off!

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    I expected nothing and I'm still disappointed.
     
  2. Chizko

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    Mmmmmmmm......................but no PC games..............
     
  3. Futurdreamz

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    ...Didn't they try this with the AtariBox?

    Anyone obsessed with performance will be turned off by either the price or the lack of customization.
     
  4. Seliph

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    They must be Slightly Mad if they're gonna go with any of those designs
     
  5. Dark Pulse

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    My my, the Ouya is looking pretty fancy today.
     
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  6. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

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    So they want to make a PS4/Xbone with no exclusive and no Japanese game? With design like these? Good luck.
     
  7. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot Your average GBAtemp fanboy

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    It looks like a disformed PS4 that tries to turn itself into a Nintendo Switch dock.
     
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    I always try to respond to anyone who quotes me, I just think it is polite or if not, it's at least something of interest to me or I wouldn't have posted in the first place. You can see I have a reasonably old account with a fairly low post count. I don't just post willy-nilly to artificially inflate my imaginary internet points.
    I have no comment on the exterior design of this thing (other than that it looks stupid), but I have learned over the last few years or so that my tastes are certainly not representative of the markets I partake in. I think that the main thing holding NUC and other small computers back from the mainstream is just the relative high cost to performance ratio at this point. Small form-factor is becoming quite common in office workstations etc and widespread adoption will drive the price down (it already is, just look at all these little celeron etc desktops you're starting to see in Walmart et al. even though they're slightly more expensive than comparable full-sized turds).

    I promise you, in the next 10 years these things are going to be everywhere. They're starting to put socketed discrete GPU's in them (upgradeable), last year AsRock put out a Mini-STX (15cm x 14cm or 5" x 4.5") motherboard with a socketed AM4 (the current amd desktop socket) and an MXM dGPU slot. Last week, they just announced that in February they are releasing a barebones Mini-STX desktop (so everything but RAM, Storage and CPU) for $119 USD. I don't know if people here have been paying attention, but like an $100 Ryzen CPU has enough integrated graphics to make a pretty viable budget gaming rig particularly when you factor in the cost of PC games. I'm totally a console gamer, but the lack of innovation is seriously making me consider jumping ship this generation. From what I hear, even Nintendo is considering it, lmao!
     
  9. hug0-a7x

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    Insane
     
  10. Vivisector

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    These are all pretty outlandish. I wonder if the final releade will stray from these concepts due to fitting the internals in or productions costs. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it but I can say for certain it stands out a lot from a black rectangle and a black inclined rectangle.
     
  11. pasc

    pasc GBATemps GBA Freak

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    As always.. the software will decide if this can succeed...

    I can't see devs jumping onboard...
    Then again neither am I too impressed by the NSwitch as of yet.

    Let's see...
     
  12. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
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