Infinium Labs to unveil Phantom game console at E3

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#1

I just posted the article Infinium Labs to unveil Phantom game console at E3.

In January of last year we
reported about a company called Infinium Labs that planned to launch a gaming
console / subscription based gaming service that would outperform Microsoft’s
Xbox,…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/8297-Infinium-Labs-to-unveil-Phantom-game-console-at-E3.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/8297-Infinium-Labs-to-unveil-Phantom-game-console-at-E3.html)

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#2

Photos Here http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/05/10/screens_6096249.html?page=1 :slight_smile:


#3

I like the idea and the system looks nice but there’s 2 major problems. They word the “free” part as if you have to pay $199 AND $29.95 a month and won’t credit you the $199 until after the 2year minimum is up. Since the average online subscription is $19.95 this means you’re paying $10.00 a month for the “free” console (and a total ripoff for anybody that buys the console because they still must pay $30/month). Secondly I don’t see a list of games that will be available initially and in order to entire costumors (there’s already 3 gaming consoles and the past has proven there’s only room/profit for 2). There is no way a 4th conlsole will survive. I like the idea of the Phantom, but from a business aspect, there’s too much competition and no big company (ex: Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony) backing behing this. Good luck but I won’t consideri buying into it unless it’s been out for a solid year and a half and it’s doing well.


#4

Aren’t these the same people who got totally taken apart by HardOCP? Then they brought out some 2 bit lawyers to threaten HardOCP to take down the article. These people don’t even have a real address!


#5

$199 for the specs posted? For a machine that has NO propietary hardware and can’t give themselves the luxury of selling low to win on games later? (all games are d/l…you pay a monthly fee for subscription and broadband IS required). :r


#6

should have said $199 my bad


#7

…the hell? 199 and the $ sign :r fix this, I know I posted it properly…thnx


#8

Let the Hacking Begin!!! I want another PC :D:)


#9

how can it be hacked when it’s vaporware? it’s not real it dosn’t exist it’s just a stock that one guy keeps building till he runs and takes all the investment money with him


#10

If you want to read the article from HardOCP.com that proves the CEO of the company making Phantom is a scam artist go read http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:pWAxFWEPM8YJ:www.hardocp.com/article.html%3Fart%3DNTEy+hardocp+phantom&hl=en 9HardOCP is currentyl down, here’s a Google cache page)


#11

Yea… well my guess is they will show off a cardboard box, and then sue everyone that says it’s a scam, or gives it an otherwise bad preview. These people should not be trusted with anything! I would not be surprised if they take preorders and then disappear to Russia. Oh and the guy pulling all the strings thinks he’s ultra clever, naming the thing Phantom… Definition: phan’¢tom also fan’¢tom n. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or an apparition. Something elusive or delusive. An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion. Something dreaded or despised. adj. Resembling, characteristic of, or being a phantom; illusive. Fictitious; nonexistent: phantom employees on the payroll. Ok let’s see “having no physical reality”, “Fictitious; nonexistent”… wow that does perfectly describe the this console system!