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Lenovo to create videogame console

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Aug 2010 1:54 User comments (9)

Lenovo to create videogame console The WSJ is reporting this weekend that Chinese electronics giant Lenovo is creating a video game console, dubbed the eBox.
Lenovo has created a new subsidiary, the Beijing eedoo Technology company to build the console.

The eBox will have controller-free gaming, which will likely be similar to Microsoft's upcoming Kinect motion control system.

Adds Jack Luo, president of eedoo: "We are the world's second company to produce a controller-free game console, behind only Microsoft. We saw game consoles as an area with growth potential."

Luo then made some comments on the market the eBox will be aimed at: "Our product is designed for family entertainment. Ebox may not have exquisite game graphics, or extensive violence, but it can inspire family members to get off the couch and get some exercise."

There is certainly a large family market in China, which has also banned the import of game consoles.

Lenovo plans to release the console by the end of the year to the Chinese market.

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9 user comments

129.8.2010 6:38

Well, good luck. Just make sure you come out with it by this holiday season or make it cheap.

229.8.2010 6:58

Hmmm... ^ true...

329.8.2010 8:47

expect lots and lots of shovelware

429.8.2010 11:09

this is going to be a epic fail...

529.8.2010 22:06

oh my, come up with a different name. the kids will thinks it an xbox knockoff with no good games worth buying.

630.8.2010 2:52

Originally posted by sssharp:
oh my, come up with a different name. the kids will thinks it an xbox knockoff with no good games worth buying.
I have a feeling that they will think that anyway...and that is what they want; because it is really just a wii knockoff with even worse controls.

"We are the world's second company to produce a controller-free game console, behind only Microsoft"

Wow...the first half of that sentence really makes the Kinect sound like a terrible idea. Even the wii has gotten a gamepad...yet it seems everyone else is a few years behind in realizing how dumb non-controller controls are...I am sure they will be better in the future, but until we see the holodeck from startrek or the neural glasses from Lawnmower Man, I'm not getting my hopes up.

730.8.2010 12:01

Actually I expect this will sell, in China, they usually make their own systems rather importing others. They have one of the strongest economies so far, and no doubt, their technology for their people is mostly local, they have millions of people working for exports so they don't really need to import anything. It keeps their $ strong, so we can make in fun of them for creating a system that rips off Kinect, but make no mistake, as long as the 360 can't sell in China, they will make $ off this.

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831.8.2010 14:59
alexeemo
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by sssharp:
oh my, come up with a different name. the kids will thinks it an xbox knockoff with no good games worth buying.
I have a feeling that they will think that anyway...and that is what they want; because it is really just a wii knockoff with even worse controls.

"We are the world's second company to produce a controller-free game console, behind only Microsoft"

Wow...the first half of that sentence really makes the Kinect sound like a terrible idea. Even the wii has gotten a gamepad...yet it seems everyone else is a few years behind in realizing how dumb non-controller controls are...I am sure they will be better in the future, but until we see the holodeck from startrek or the neural glasses from Lawnmower Man, I'm not getting my hopes up.
KillerBug,
I almost always enjoy your posts. You crack me up cause I was thinking the same thing about stuff like the holodeck, nueral glasses, and the Matrix. Count me out as well. LOL
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95.9.2010 22:01

mine as well stop now. it just wont work in our homes. you have to already compete with the wii, ps3 and xbox360. It better wipe my a**! if u want it to even come close. and besides controller free is for kids and you and your facebook friends to hang out and play with. Not for the hardcore gamers. We like our controllers.


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