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RobertoOrtiz
01-12-2004, 01:09 AM
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"Amazingly, an unveiling which tells us even less than the last "unveiling"


Infinium Labs' proposed console, the Phantom, has made a showing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as announced by the company earlier this week, but only in the form of a box which was not switched on.

The Florida-based start-up showed off a Phantom console on the Windows Embedded Device showcase stand at the event, but although the system sported a full array of connectors on the backplate, it was not powered up or demonstrated in any way.

In terms of physical design, the box is almost exactly the same as the previously seen concept art and renders, and its size belies the standard PC components from which it is built.

However, the fact that Infinium Labs did not properly demonstrate the console working is likely to add fuel to speculation that the entire project is some form of elaborate hoax or scam - even though this seems increasingly unlikely.

The presence of the Phantom on the Windows Embedded Device stand, if nothing else, proves that if Infinium Labs is a hoax, it is a hoax which has taken in Microsoft along with several other key companies in the industry."

>>Link<< (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=new&aid=2786)

-R

cityhunter
01-12-2004, 08:56 PM
It seems like that the phantom was nothing more than a huge pratical joke on us all. I've started a thread about the phantom under the general disscussion section a while ago. the thread is

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=108427

I guess if people don't know what the Phantom is there are some info about the system in the thread also.

sorry to rob the thread Robert:blush: I'll shuffle back to the corner now.

pgp_protector
01-12-2004, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by RobertoOrtiz
However, the fact that Infinium Labs did not properly demonstrate the console working is likely to add fuel to speculation that the entire project is some form of elaborate hoax or scam - even though this seems increasingly unlikely.
>>Link<< (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=new&aid=2786)



http://forum.phantom.net/index.php?showtopic=2048&st=0

So then what are these pictures of ???

cityhunter
01-13-2004, 05:28 AM
Those are pictures of the phantom behind closed door at the Phantom penthouse. (by request in order to gain access.)

The fact that they did not show this to the public. If the console is supposely working, why not show them publicly instead of behind closed doors. Or better yet, why did they choose to show a NON-working model instead. If it genuinely works, why not let the public try it out. This move, in my opinion, only loses public confidence and interest instead of letting people it's not a myth but an actual product that functions.

Layer01
01-13-2004, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by cityhunter
Those are pictures of the phantom behind closed door at the Phantom penthouse. (by request in order to gain access.)

The fact that they did not show this to the public. If the console is supposely working, why not show them publicly instead of behind closed doors. Or better yet, why did they choose to show a NON-working model instead. If it genuinely works, why not let the public try it out. This move, in my opinion, only loses public confidence and interest instead of letting people it's not a myth but an actual product that functions.


i second that

halo
01-13-2004, 08:07 AM
we'll all know in november...:D and we'll have all forgot about it a by december.

peachstapler
01-13-2004, 09:24 AM
^^^^ Aren't we supposed to see real tangible beta consoles shipped next month (February)?

Spankspeople
01-13-2004, 02:58 PM
Aren't we supposed to see real tangible beta consoles shipped next month (February)?

I believe we were supposed to have seen beta consoles every month for the last few months now, but due to mysterious delays thay still haven't released any.

I highly doubt that February will be any different.

DigitalNeutrinos
01-13-2004, 04:07 PM
Looks real to me.:eek:
http://www.1up.com/article2/0,4364,1434980,00.asp

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