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Lenovo To Launch Chinese Gaming Platform Called Ebox 71

siliconbits writes "Chinese manufacturer Lenovo will build a video gaming console for the Chinese market and has already spun off a company called Eedoo Technology, including a team of 40 engineers, with the task of developing the platform. It will be called the Ebox, and will be specifically designed to recognize shapes and movement without the need for a dedicated game controller, not unlike Microsoft's Kinect."
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Lenovo To Launch Chinese Gaming Platform Called Ebox

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  • by realmolo ( 574068 ) on Friday August 27, 2010 @05:45PM (#33398314)

    It probably is too pricey for the Chinese market.

    But they could *absolutely* develop it in 3 months. You could build a better-than-360 console that quickly using off-the-shelf stuff. If you have it run Linux on x86, then developers can CRANK out the games. And if you don't go nuts with the copy protection and licensing restrictions (and historically China doesn't care about those things), you'll have what amounts to a modern version of the Amiga- i.e., a computer built for games.

    If that's what it's going to be, that would be pretty awesome.

  • by Ironhandx ( 1762146 ) on Friday August 27, 2010 @05:46PM (#33398328)

    If it was actually intended for the chinese market and not to "accidentally" be sold to other countries through international web sites and under-the-table dealers I might agree with you.

  • by snowraver1 ( 1052510 ) on Friday August 27, 2010 @05:55PM (#33398426)
    I was thinking specifically about the motion controls. Microsoft has alot of money and resources to throw around to get motion control to work. They have been working on that for how long now... two years?? It still looks crappy. I highly doubt that Lenovo has the talent that microsoft does to make such a device, and if Microsoft's version looks terrible, I can't imagine what this Ebox's would look like.

    As for running a linux gaming console with minimal copy protection, who will make games for it?
  • by the phantom ( 107624 ) on Friday August 27, 2010 @06:48PM (#33398892) Homepage
    Perhaps it is a reference to Eedoo Technology, the Lenovo subsidiary that is creating this device?
  • by JohnBailey ( 1092697 ) on Saturday August 28, 2010 @06:14PM (#33405620)

    You are wrong. You know why the real estate prices soar in Hong Kong, Macau and Canada? Mainland Chinese keep buying them with cash. Like everything else, this thing is not marketed to those who cannot afford it.

    Waste of time.. The story mentioned China, so full xenophobia mode is engaged. Any depiction of a Chinese national as anything other than a poverty stricken sweatshop worker will be aggressively and hysterically denied. I imagine Japan had the same treatment at one pint.

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