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

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  1. Lilith Valentine

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  2. Godofcheese

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    Holy shit that looks bad
     
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  3. Hanafuda

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    Not exactly close, but first thing I thought of when I saw the pic and I think you can probably see it too. Or maybe I'm just hungry?

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  4. dude1

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    and i thought the xbox one that did the chime was a dorky cool marketing giminck.


    this needs to be a thing lol

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    realistically even if this isn't a scam and those are working prototypes its years off and can look completely different at release so this means nothing other then its free market research for them to see how people take the design
     
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    Not gonna be able to unsee that now...
     
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  6. king_leo

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    I dunno where you got the switch being a low end machine, it sells for more than both the xbox one and ps4. The idea that you'd pay more for hardware knowing its worse than the competition just so devs have to work harder is the dumbest thing I've ever heard
     
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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Doesn't a company have to be well known before they can at least hope to get good sales? I've never even heard of these guys.
     
  8. Rahkeesh

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    Y'all are giving these guys far too much credit.

    This image has made clear that this is 100% pure scam, like the Vega+, MachZ, or Atari VCS. Once they nail down "specs" they will start their own fundraising site, rake in the dough, and release minimal updates for a year or two before vanishing completely.

    After all you don't have to worry about releasing in a crowded market if you never actually release. :thinking.jpg:
     
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  9. SushiKing

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    wow, what a piece of turd.
     
  10. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Not because YOU never heard of them
    That everyone else didnt either
     
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    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I'm sure tons of other people have never heard of them before either, but whatever.
     
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    Judging by their previous media blurbs I will bet almost anything that it is basically an Intel Skull Canyon NUC (or similar) in a fancy box. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, if they make good on the rest of those promises around the ecosystem and SDK's.

    PS4 and X-Box one aren't anything exotic either. We all know the Switch is just an Nvidia Shield tablet without Nintendo.
     
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  13. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    I didnt either actually ^_^
     
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    I heard they're not making it in yellow because they'll get sued by McDonald's.
     
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  15. MythicalData

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    It's just a prank bro
     
  16. CMDreamer

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    Myself, I wouldn't buy it.

    Don't need a "high end" console to play the very same crap released for older console generations, but abrogated and with a "new" cover on the sleeve.
    Also, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, VR gaming is not the future.
    Want an example? Check out that crap of "that lame brand owner's" VR.
     
  17. Xzi

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    Except the design of what you linked there is far, far more appealing than what's in the OP. And even that I doubt will sell anywhere near console numbers.

    Switch wouldn't exist without Nintendo, it's a portable Shield TV designed by Nintendo. Neither the Shield tablet nor the portable was really on par with Switch design. PS4 at least has a fairly sleek and simple interface going for it, but XB1 has a worse UI than any console I've ever seen. Zero reason to consider buying an XB1 over PC or another console.
     
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  18. Mohammed2935

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    Mad Box, Crazy Controllers, Insane VR headset and haywire HDMI cable are included.

    Freaked out mouse and stamped on keyboard are sold separately.
     
  19. Taleweaver

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    I'm not sure what to think of the reactions. Half of you seem to say that it looks like a PC, while the other half screams out how ugly it looks. So more than anything, this thread tells me we should never hold a gbatemp-LAN. I fear it'd be an immediate clash between those with a traditional-shaped grey/black box PC's (aka "boring") and those who bring RGB-curved experimental designs (aka "WTFFFFFFF????"). We'd need a moderator to tell everyone to chill before anyone has even properly connected their PC. :tpi:

    Ahem...on the topic itself: I'm on the bench on this one. It certainly stands out. But I'm mostly reminded of the first iMac's. Those stood out as well, and were considered ugly at best ("toys" was actually worse, since it implied that it wouldn't be able to run anything decent). But like it or not: it was one of the first steps that got apple back from being "just a random tech company" to the juggernaut it later became.
    No shit, Sherlock. Here's another prediction for you: despite what sort of mobile revolutionary car manufacturers promise you, the next generation of cars will have WHEELS underneath them. Why? Because there's no need to reinvent those things! Same here: linux is free, easily modifyable and has come a long way in proper driver support. It'd be retarded to just say "naaaah...we might be a small team, but we'll just start from scratch working on an OS. We've got a name to maintain. B-)"
    Likewise: just about every game is on steam, so it doesn't take Nostradamus-powers to predict they want games that aren't tied into a system to be ported to their machine.

    Erm...What? What? :wacko::wtf: But...valve doesn't even OWN steam machines, let alone that they manage to patent "curved RGB design". How could...

    ...oh, wait. I get it. This isn't about the topic. It's about imagination. Right. Okay. Yup...I get the picture.


    *in a near future, in an alternate universum near you*

    Judge: here ye, here ye. We stand here to hold the trial between Valve and Slightly mad studios. The former accuses the latter of stealing the concept of the idea behind one of their partner's designs, hereafter known as "steam machines". Gentlemen...are these allegations correct?
    Gabe Newell: *looks bright, smart, intelligent and fit. Golden sunlight whelms over his waving hair with an angelic chorus humming in the background. Everyone in the courtroom (including court officials) does a Mexican wave as he stands up from his chair and proclaims in a clear, kind and authorian voice* Yes, your honor. A couple years ago, we launched a hardware line-up that was not ready for prime time yet. Even though we discontinued the brand, it was stolen from us from...them! *points in dramatic 'Ace Attorney' gesture to the Slightly Mad representative*
    Judge: I see. Slightly mad representative...how do you plead?
    Representative: *a hunchebacked cross between Gollum and Severus Snape. He looks suspicious and fearful. A stench of humid sweat erupts from his drooling orifices as he hisses* Yessssss...we wanted it. Needed design. Stole it. We wanted to flood market with inferior consoles. Damage gamersssss. Yesssssss....
    Judge: disrupting the market for innocent gamers? that is a serious allegation! I hereby sentence you to a fine that amounts to the production cost of Half life 3! *glancing at Gabe* Which...by the way...?
    Newell: it shall be made. And released tomorrow. And right in time for our next steam sale to celebrate this fine serving of justice!
    Crowd: *nerdgasms*
     
  20. KingVamp

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    So, the Slightly Mad Mad Box design is slightly mad. I doubt this design will go unchanged.

    But performance is touted between consoles all the time by console makers.
     
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