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    Phantom Console :: is it a hoax?

    Ok, I'll be honest. I've never really factored in the Infinium Labs Phantom Console other than I've have had suspicions from the start.

    hell, it's called Phantom... something you hear about, but never see...

    Anyway, HardOCP just dug up some dirt on them. Rather interesting read, IMHO.

    Read about it here... looks like a con-job by the founder to me.

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    interesting read

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    Re: Phantom Console :: is it a hoax?

    Originally posted by gerbick
    Ok, I'll be honest. I've never really factored in the Infinium Labs Phantom Console other than I've have had suspicions from the start.

    hell, it's called Phantom... something you hear about, but never see...

    Anyway, HardOCP just dug up some dirt on them. Rather interesting read, IMHO.

    Read about it here... looks like a con-job by the founder to me.

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    I must admit I'm not interested in gaming or console news etc but this was an interesting read!

    Definitely sounds dodgy!
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    Re: Re: Phantom Console :: is it a hoax?

    Originally posted by jamble7000
    I must admit I'm not interested in gaming or console news etc but this was an interesting read!

    Definitely sounds dodgy!
    same here no longer interested in gaming, but gee I couldn't pull myself away from that article it was soo damn gooood and it looked so well investigated, think that what made the article.
    and in a blink of an eye...
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    I did hear of another console quite a while ago now. But I'm unsure if it was the Phantom, but it does ring a bell or two especially the pictures.

    Although it could have been a hoax then and now, lol.

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    Re: Re: Phantom Console :: is it a hoax?

    Originally posted by jamble7000
    Definitely sounds dodgy!
    And the name "Phantom" did nothing to tip people off.

    There's an older Slashdot discussion about it here: http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl...id=127&tid=186

    Hey - think if I throw a copy of MAME on an old computer I want to get rid off and sell it on e-bay, I can call myself an industry-leading global entertainment and interactive game company too? At least I will have actually sold something.

    What's really sad is the way the gaming media completely sold out to this hype - I'm sure they were paid well to run the press release/stories that they did. Those millions of investment capital had to have gone somewhere.

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    What's with 2advanced designed site they should get? Or is the new site a phantom, too?

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    2A wasn't designing the site, they were only doing the video presentation for them.

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    Originally posted by gasbag15
    2A wasn't designing the site, they were only doing the video presentation for them.
    Is the presentation done already? (Maybe I should visit 2A, but I'm just too lazy today.)

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    Re: Re: Re: Phantom Console :: is it a hoax?

    Originally posted by CNO
    I'm sure they were paid well to run the press release/stories that they did.
    A press release is just that, a release for the press - if you pay to have it included, it becomes a commercial. No grey areas here.



    I didn't read the link (sorry), so maybe this is answered there, but what do the Phantom people have to gain by sinking craploads of cash into a system that does not and never will exist?
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    whoa. shady to say the least. i dont think id have bought this to start with and definitely not now. i'll stick with my super console aka the mighty mighty XBox. Halo anyone?
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    The website is pretty cool I'll say that for it.

    Whether or not its a hoax or not will be proved by the day its released. And for the minute, Im writing it off....

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    I saw the phantom in an older issue of OPM and it look pretty cool, they also had a ton of up and coming games systems including a hand held from Korea.

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    Didn't Infinum used to be the company that gave us Nuon?
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    Hoax. Ah! Hoax. Must be...
    That story seems too believable.
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    naw, that was X Labs, PAlexC.

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    Speaking of...anyone interested in a nuon-enhanced dvd player?
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    What in Nuon? sorry out of the cool loop i guess...

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    Originally posted by PAlexC
    Speaking of...anyone interested in a nuon-enhanced dvd player?
    Not really though. I'm pretty satisfied the capabilities of my movies-only dvd player.
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