Macktion at CES Video 8: Snail-W3D, and the OBox

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  1. Macktion

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    Snail Games is a company that is deeply invested in games. Its should not surprise us that where they see deficiencies in the mobile gaming market, they have decided to fill that gap. The W3D phone is a fully functional phone with integrated controls. Having held this to my ear, I can say that its not too shabby. The controls are recessed enough to not get in the way. Additionally their OBox Android Gaming console was also on display, and if you would believe it, they have designed it to be MODULAR!

    Oh yeah, and someone videobombed
     
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    Anyone know what game that was playing on Obox?
     
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    A Modular gaming system. Very nice. I would keep my GPU up to date so that I can experience the best gaming possible, all the time. What would the eventual bottleneck be? Bus speed? CPU speed?
     
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    At this point in time, I really don't see the market for either of these devices.

    Don't get me wrong, the modular console is awesome and I've been considering buying a bluetooth controller for gaming on my note 4, but these guys are banking everything on other manufacturers and developers to jump on the bandwagon and support such a device.

    Would be cool to pick up on the box what you started playing on the phone, but then again, I've come to expect more from games that I play on my console than what I expect from games I play on my phone or tablet, so I'm glad they're TRYING to get devs on board, but I think that'll be a hard sell beyond getting a couple of devs to make the time investment that may not pay off.
     
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