PHANTOM is not dead. Just not in the same body.

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PHANTOM is not dead. Just not in the same body.

Post by XPCportables » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:42 am

Today the infinium labs informs Gamasutra that the Phantom is nolonger a game console, but rather a game client for Windows XP. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3152886
This is good and bad in my opinion. It is good that there will be an on demand game client for anybody with a PC and internet connection to use, but now, you have to buy your own hardware, as opposed to getting it free with a subscription, and you wil not be able to just plug it into your TV and play from the couch, unless your GFX card supports TV out (which most up to date ones do) and you have a good wireless keyboard and mouse set up. Well now that I have talked about it, what do you think?

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Post by teraflop122 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:23 pm

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This could be a funny situation, but for some reason it isn't. I wonder if those guys at Infinium Labs will ever come up with anything cool aside from their name, let alone actually release it to the public.

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Post by Triton » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:27 pm

well there is the phantom lapboard, its kinda neat. if you check their site you will see no mention of the phantom game console, it has ceased to exist lol

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Post by Ness » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:16 pm

GameTag is BORING!!! You are paying someone to play roms online...

Phantom is looking to do the same? Apparently they don't know zSnes and DGEN and MAME...they wanna risk losing money, that is their peragative.

If I donated money to them to make the console, I would be pissed and demand that money back. BUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTT...I'm a tad bit smarter and decided to put my money in the stock market. I'm telling ya...Rocket Squirrels are going to be big. Put your money on them now...your funds will soar high.
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Post by MM007 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:23 pm

Do we know if the people at Infinium are going to be pushing original content, or libraries of older games?
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Post by Kurt_ » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:27 pm

Maybe they can change their business: "Infinium Cool Name Making Service"
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Post by Sir Games-A-Lot » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:24 am

Kurt_ wrote:Maybe they can change their business: "Infinium Cool Name Making Service"
Now if only they had thought of that before the Rev. rename :P.
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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:14 am

Ness wrote:GameTag is BORING!!! You are paying someone to play roms online...

Phantom is looking to do the same? Apparently they don't know zSnes and DGEN and MAME...they wanna risk losing money, that is their peragative.

If I donated money to them to make the console, I would be pissed and demand that money back. BUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTT...I'm a tad bit smarter and decided to put my money in the stock market. I'm telling ya...Rocket Squirrels are going to be big. Put your money on them now...your funds will soar high.
Got a link, it sounds like a good investment..

It's funny, they had $5 million to make a machine, and instead they made software and ditched the machine.. I bet share holders feel ripped off.. I know I would.
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Post by benheck » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:19 pm

This seems right, the Phantom was only just a redressed PC anyways.

Now that the Phantom isn't coming out, what about the other long-delayed vaporware Duke Nukem Forever?

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Post by atari2600a » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:30 pm

...Or, Hell Raisers for the NES, BEN?

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Post by blackbox_dev » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:25 pm

benheck wrote:Now that the Phantom isn't coming out, what about the other long-delayed vaporware Duke Nukem Forever?
Or Port Washington? Oh wait, nevermind. :lol:

Seriously though, I trust 3D Realms to finish Duke Nukem Forever, but by the time it's done, the processor arcitechture it's written for will be obselete. :lol:

Actually, even somebody like Marshallh would be able to finish Duke Nukem Forever on his own. Really 3D Realms, why!? When will it come out? "When it's done" isn't good enough! :evil:
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