GB: "Ever imagined that if you bought an Xbox, PSP and GBA in the 1980′s, then how will they appear? Well, we have got the images for you. So without any delays lets take a look."
Lol, these images are hilarious. GBA was the best... and that PSP actually looks good, except for the screen.
So now brown/wood equals old stuff? Weird and dumb, 80's consoles weren't like they were cut out wood. Never seen a NES, Commodore 64 or a TurboGrafx 16? I still have a classic purple Nintendo DS-like Game&Watch system. Kids these days, probably we will see the same article about 90's consoles too.
In the 80s all the wood patterns were meant to evoke a feeling of simplicity in the high tech world they were living in.
Istanbull has a point.How old was the author of this? They appear more like somthing you would see in the 1960's/1970's (or older..Jeesh..that PSP would be right at home in the world of Bioshock). In the 80's, your giant entertainment center that held all your electronics was likely (fake) wood and maybe your Dodge Caravan had some down the side..but thats about it.
That made me smile. It reminds me of my old Atari 2600 with the wood grain on the front. Also kinda made me miss my old Xbox. I sold it to get cash for my 360 when it came out but looking at the old Xbox picture kinda made me pine (no pun intended) for my Xbox. By far the original Xbox was my favorite console last gen. Not that I didn't enjoy the hell outta my gamecube and PS2, by the Xbox was my console of choice last gen and the 360 for the better part of this gen as well.
Spot on. This is more like what a console would look like in the 50's, rather than the 80's. An Xbox made out of wood in the same design as the 2001 model? I don't think so. Another thing the 80's was synonymous for was the LED display. Whoever created these photoshops obviously had a lack of imagination and understanding of what the 80's were about. The GBA design is OK, mind. Closest one out of the lot.
The article is full of sh*t. The images are from a contest on worth1000.com (here: http://www.worth1000.com/co... They are "vintage", not from the 80's, but much earlier. Probably more like 50's.
@Istanbull did you totally just copy that from the comment section of the source?
@Motorola: no I'm the one that wrote that in the comment section in the source.
In the 70's (Not 80'S) electronics had wood veneers for aesthetics - Intellivison, Atari 2600, my Realistics 8-track - not make the entire unit out of wood. They were mostly metal/plastic still. Ignorant. This is more 1800 than 80's - steampunk and what not. Ev
@Istanbull LOL So true, I read the tittle and looked at the image and couldn't help but to ask since when was the 80's steampunk, even TVs on the 80's were all already made of plastic, not the wood and metal encasing. This Xbox looks more like a radio from the 40's or 50's. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_y... Also I just watched Grown Ups, remembers the spoiled brat asking what was the box behind the TV for.
Didn't they make consoles in the 80's? And weren't they made of cheap plastic and garish shapes. Or did we go through a steam punk era without me noticing?
This article should be reported for being crap. Plastic was majorly dominant in the 1980's, like now!
yeah, no screen was that big in 1980.
Yeah the GBA SP was actually put together with some creativity. My favorite.
most of those electronic look like from the Flintstones era not 60'S- 80's guess if pebbles and bam-bam had video game system these would be it. except the xbox look more like wooden suit case for fred at the rock corry LUNCH TIME haaaaaaaa
I would pay the world's weight in gold for any of these. Awesome pics. Hopefully the case modding community will be making some of these bad boys. Bet the 360 would overheat even quicker than normal though :p
Ha ha! Thats a good point you made. That it wont be the RROD..it will FTSL...FIRE TO SAVE LIFE :S
nice try but its not a 360, its the original xbox which did not have any overheating problems.
maybe no overheating problems but there was a problem with the ac cable. something about them catching fire. im not 100% sure, but i know i read of something wrong with them.
Those things were an eyesore.
even in the 80's i doubt we would have found many electronics made with a wood case. ALSO, DOWN WITH ALL WEBSITES WHO MAKE YOU GO TO DIFFERENT PAGES JUST TO SHOW ONE PICTURE ON EACH PAGE!!
It's so that it counts as another view which in-turn counts as more money generated from any advertisers -- a website like "Gaming Bolt" probably only has Google Ads anyway..
lol,GBA has a cool design
More like late 70´s
actually more like 30's the only things that looked like that in the 80's were antiques from the 20's and 30's
I was gonna say 30's also. Maybe if the xbox had all black plastic but the "X" was of fake wooden stripes and an off switch (not button or dial) then maybe it would be more 80s. But the PSP looks flat out 20s
i think the person who wrote the title was born in the 90's
retarded news post, the consoles shapes wouldnt even be the same.
Terrible attempt at humour. Obviously watched Nation Lampoon's Vacation for the first time and instantly thought everything from the 80's had veneer wood panelling. The 80's PSP was especially lame as we had handhelds in the 80's with LCD screens. Honestly, this could have been a fun post if the artist had actually done some research.
Its Lamebolt,, what did you expect?
It wasnt possible to have a flat screen in the 80's like the one on the Gameboy. The PSP isnt from the 80's at all with that design. Looks more like a 1940's model TV. Aricle should be here is what they would look like if made by Atari
The Xbox is ridiculous. As someone who grew up in the 80's. They didn't use that much wood paneling by then. That looks like a 40's Xbox based off a 1940's radio.
the only thing i remember havin wood paneling in the 80s is stationwagons, and tvs. occasionally apts had that wood panel on the walls.
Yep and even the Atari 2600 was from the late 70's and it wasn't real wood paneling just a sticker of wood paneling over plastic.
i didnt add the atari 2600 bc i figured that was common knowledge. But common sense isnt very common now a days.
what do you know the xbox looks like it had more love put into it than the original:-D ON TOPIC NONE OF THOSE CONSOLES WOULD LOOK LIKE THAT BOTH NINTY AND SEGA HAD CONSOLES IN THAT ERA AND NEITHER OF THEM USED WOOD
You do all realize these images are about 3 years old now right? Could actually be longer than that. EDIT: Double checked, they're over 5 years old... so much for only new content on N4G.
Also they do not look like they would fit into the 1980s lol more like 1940s
Everyone knows you need a thi turtle neck and a sport coat of the most florescent coulours to fit into the 80s
They should've put the Empire State building next to the xbox to give us an idea of the scale--it would've dwarfed the building. :P
How do you close that SP clamshell?
They kind of overshot with this idea by a few decades. This looks like it was inspired by a 1950's Zenith television.
3 images? On 3 different pages? Thats the article?
more like 70's, in the 80s consoles like atari were moving from the woodgrain look to a flat black.
Xbox looks like an old suitcase lol
SP looks the best, but it would be hard to close
I actually kinda like the way the Xbox looks....pretty cool, looks like some gizmo out of a Fallout game.
Who ever wrote this article must be 12. The Atari (released in 1980) was most certainly not made out of fucking wood. 1980 wasn't that damn long ago.
Plus the PSP would have engraved numbers and block buttons or rounded. The diagonal controls wouldnt be viable. Whats with the wurlitzer screen too? Good attempt but putting wood around a gameboy doesnt make it 80's. You wouldnt even get the wood due to costs. Nic attempts though and yes they would look good released as modded retro covers.
Could anybody play PSP on a screen so small>
That Game Boy Advance SP looks sweet.
LMBO they clownin!
Microsoft will certainly bundle together a portable Fire Extinguisher with that XBOX. In case it catches on fire.
The GBA SP is spot-on........the other two are ok, but are pretty much just the same consoles with wood exterior........which is not retro......retro would be a small amt of the the wood with matte black like the atari 2600.
Except for ALL THE WOOD, I agree with you. As others have said, wood stopped being used for things of an electronic nature between the 60's and very early 70's....
Those look like they're from Bioshock. Bet when a Big Daddy wants a break from his little sister he gives her one of those to play with.
ahh cool, so they would be made of wood and closing the lid on the gba sp would smash the screen, good design.
Meh... I thought the pictures were going to show how big the devices would have to have been in order to produce in 1980 the images and effects and gameplay that they were capable of.
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