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Old 03-02-04, 03:47 PM Thread Starter   #1
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phantom playble soon?


http://www.gamespot.com/pc/news/news_6090387.html

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Infinium Labs has today announced that it will be demonstrating its Phantom Gaming System at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The console's showing in an 8,000 square-foot booth in the south hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center
you think it will be for real or just anpther hoax?
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Old 03-02-04, 04:07 PM   #2
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Um yeah, we meant there is no 8,000 sq ft display, actually we're not showing it. Sorry. Here's another 3d rendering of it though.
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Old 03-03-04, 10:54 AM   #3
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well if it is there ill play it and let everyone know. mmmm E3 goodness

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Old 03-03-04, 08:35 PM   #4
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It could be real. From what I'm reading, you pay monthly to be able to dl games and play them. It requires broadband just like xbox live. Now as for it being a good idea, I don't know. But it's still kinda cool.
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Old 03-03-04, 09:46 PM Thread Starter   #5
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Its kind of unfesaible ATM it just doesnt seem profitable then add in the companies CEO and you've got BS a La Mode.
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Old 03-03-04, 10:27 PM   #6
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well, im glad im not banking on the system, but im always happy to see how a new system will run. not that i will buy one... ever. but ill drool over the sweet new graphics. ( if the system is ever built with anything besides 3d studio max )

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Old 03-03-04, 11:07 PM   #7
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I think the Phantom is the worst idea of all time, simply because all it is a computer that the cable company sells to you....
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Old 03-04-04, 01:00 AM   #8
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i just dont see it being a good investment of your money. say you DO buy the console, and you buy maybe one game to start off.

then the company goes under.

the servers go down

and that means no more games for you.

even for old consoles now, like nintendo 64 and snes, you can still buy games. when the phantom goes down you wont be able to buy anymore games. why not just buy a pc? you can download games for that too, and do other stuff on it too, and still have a cd drive.

i'm saving my money for better things
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Old 03-04-04, 10:56 AM   #9
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well from what iv heard is, that you get 80 free games to start out or something like that...probably like pong and such.

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Old 03-04-04, 01:40 PM   #10
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why not just buy a pc?
Usually comes down to cost, cost, cost.

And consols also take up less space.

Other then those reasons, I think computers are much better for anything in general
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Old 03-04-04, 02:23 PM   #11
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This console seems to revolve around the internet too much...people are gunna be ****ed off when **** like the service going down, and broken downloads and such happen...i just dont see this plan working well.
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Old 03-04-04, 06:02 PM   #12
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no need to have a potty mouth veyx thats not really smiled apon around here.

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Old 03-04-04, 08:18 PM   #13
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Nothing will ever replace the durability, upgradability, adaptability, reliability, availability (anymore -ity words? ) of the PC for gaming. Even if the Phantom does exist its just another gimick driven product that a few people will fall for and regret a few months later N-gage anyone?
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Old 03-06-04, 03:02 AM   #14
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Custom OS on Windows XPe kernel.(from Standard Equipment
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need internet to download games.
+ heard nothing said about antivirus program(s).
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