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

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  1. Zonark

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    Let’s not forget the “Boomerang” PS3 controller...
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  2. chrisrlink

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    inside your crappy old PC
    Imagine if Valve sues them for making it cause of their failed steam boxes/machines (they have to get the money back somehow) also watch the price be steep with no 3rd party support it's gonna bomb HARD
     
  3. Spiderkid08

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    I think my biggest issue with the madbox is that its not even called smth cool like the mad house or the asylum
     
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  4. TunaKetchup

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    Steambox should have called itself a console

    Might have sold more
     
  5. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    They need to stop
     
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  6. Espen84

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    I do agree, I kinda like it. And it's still in development. So my bet is this is just an idea of how it's going to look. And personally I'm kinda excited. I like the ideas of something different than xbox and ps4. And who know, it could be great.. But the price can't be to high if they are going to compete with two juggernauts like Xbox and Playstation
     
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    Honestly? I'm sick of these upstarts coming out with these designs they pull from left field. It's a sure sign they're going to fail.
     
  8. StarGazerTom

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    I'm the kinda person who enjoys RGB and custom consoles and stuff.... You show me a neon console case and I'm sold.

    BUT these are just.... random ass colors for the sake of standing out. You'd have to throw a towel over that cus it'll light up the whole fuckin' street.

    Those are also some of the laziest console designs I've ever seen. Dear god, it screams Steam Box and that's NOT a good start off.
     
  9. RattletraPM

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    Looks like a melted and squished Ouya.
    wait a second...
     
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  10. cearp

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    it's like an rgb toaster...
     
  11. Delerious

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    If this thing really is as powerful as they suggest, I can't help but question the cooling potential. I mean... I can see two fans and a bottom vent, but those fans look choked for air.
     
  12. Xzi

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    No they don't, Valve has never been strapped for cash. They can try experimental things like Steam Machines and VR hardware precisely because Steam funds it all. And then some.

    That said, I don't expect the Mad Box to fare any better in the general market than Steam Machines did. Most people will recognize right away that it's a pre-built PC, and the people looking for a user-friendly console experience like Switch or PS4 will be disappointed in the software side of things. Plus I expect the price to be ridiculous if it really can handle 4K@60FPS.
     
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  13. proffk

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    If this console is to be released in three years time how can it claim to be the most powerful ever built. While technology advances in three years time the specs will be so last gen. Even the PS5 or project scarlett will be well ahead with pro versions of there consoles by this is released.
     
  14. slaphappygamer

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    I can’t wait to play excitebike in 4K. I’ll have to upgrade my TV now. #notreally #newOUYA #sarcastichashtag #:)
     
  15. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    Looks like a fucking cowboy hat
     
  16. coffinbirth

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    I actually have a knockoff one of these in storage(would photo otherwise) that *might* be made by Pelican, and I swear its the most comfortable Dual Shock-esque controller I've ever used. Just fills the palms perfectly.
     
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  17. m_babble

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    "Things that are not aesthetic."
     
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  18. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    False News, this is the actual Mad Box
    fd05b-4.
     
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  19. Xzi

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    It depends on the hardware specifics. Being that this is essentially a pre-built gaming PC, a GTX 1070 or above would likely continue to be more powerful than next gen's consoles.
     
  20. osaka35

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    Looks unnecessarily overdone. Needs to be more simplistic and stylish. No surprise it's just a PC, but if it's not coming out for 3 years, it'll be competing with the next xbox and playstation. Be curious if it'll be customized parts or off-the-shelf parts.

    When they talk about creating games, they could try and sell it as an indie box. It'd be the only interesting selling point it could possibly make.
     
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