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gokuss4
January 21st, 2003, 04:22
http://www.gaming-age.com/cgi-bin/news/news.pl?y=2003&m=1&nid=20-46.db

http://www.infiniumlabs.com/the_phantom_in_depth.asp



The company plans to market a high performance gaming console and delivery system to provide consumers with options and capabilities that are not available in today’s marketplace. The console will appeal to the hard-core gamer and the high end consumer electronic purchaser. This next generation game console provides a robust, fault tolerant delivery system that supports games on demand, game rentals, game demos, seamless upgrades and patch management. The game console is an “ALWAYS ON BROADBAND DEVICE.” It is easy enough for children to use independently yet so advanced it exceeds the needs of hard-core gamers.


much more in the first link. the second link shows a pic of it. imo this is gonna be interesting... not made by nintendo, sony or microsoft. looks like infiniumlabs is a new contender in the console making competition, but who knows what the future holds...

Lachp30
January 21st, 2003, 04:29
Um....WOW...It looks a little like the XBOX tho..<_<

Vchat20
January 21st, 2003, 05:01
Sounds too good to be true. any Real proof of this?

anyhow, this does sound like a really great console. I would even go for it if I had broadband. but not going to even think about buying it till this comes out in the media.

Macca
January 21st, 2003, 08:08
i'm sure that this great new amazing spiffy huge thing (sacrasam :P) wont even make a dent in the console market

AlphaWolf
January 21st, 2003, 08:17
You never know. I recall similar statements about the xbox, which has already taken a larger share of the european/american markets than nintendo holds.

vampireuk
January 21st, 2003, 08:31
Seems like bitboyz are moving into consoles:happy:

doggie
January 21st, 2003, 09:07
ermm.. doesn't look special... <_< :happy:

Vchat20
January 21st, 2003, 12:16
The features are what amaze me. having all these games, patches, etc. all being transffered over a broadband connection.

They really need to try and prove this by posting specs or something.

Macca
January 21st, 2003, 12:46
Originally posted by AlphaWolf
You never know. I recall similar statements about the xbox, which has already taken a larger share of the european/american markets than nintendo holds.

lol Mr Factual :P

just replace 'nintendo' with 'gamecube' and 'has already taken' with 'may eventually take'

oh and dont foget who the xbox is made by, one of the richest companies in the world, hence having the financial capabilities to aquire games to impact these markets. Infinium Labs? someone check their shareprice, i heard it crashed when someone accidently ordered too many staples :P

vampireuk
January 21st, 2003, 13:08
/me points at his bitboyz statement...

damnit its wasted on you people!! :P:D

radTube
January 21st, 2003, 21:18
Bitboyz got nowhere due to lack of funds AFAIK, and so might Infinium. Just pictures and ideas. No specs, nothing on silicon yet I gather. Still, competition is always welcome.

AlphaWolf
January 21st, 2003, 22:11
Originally posted by Macca
lol Mr Factual :P

just replace 'nintendo' with 'gamecube' and 'has already taken' with 'may eventually take'


well, go take a look at the sales figures and then decide for yourself.



oh and dont foget who the xbox is made by, one of the richest companies in the world, hence having the financial capabilities to aquire games to impact these markets. Infinium Labs? someone check their shareprice, i heard it crashed when someone accidently ordered too many staples :P

Yes, their system does look idiotic. I am willing to bet that these 32k games they are promising are mostly hundreds of variations of tetris, as well as several more equaly inane games. All I am saying is that you never know.

Cyberman
January 22nd, 2003, 02:45
Well it seems rather vaporware at the moment.

What I see missing are the following things.

Processor.. software compatibility.. developement environment.. etc. These are KEY issues, just stating it comes prepackaged blah blah blah is tantamount BS.. I think they are trying to attract investors.

This is the same Idea that several people had in the early 90's only broad band wasn't around. It's possible it's not vapor ware but seems a bit vague.. My guess is they are trying to garner investment, this is a bad time to try and startup something like this, especially since they require a years worth of capital in order to make it and really one needs 2 years. This includes Salaries project and prototype investment etc. The biggest cost on a new console won't be the processor.. it's the damned CASE.

I suspect that it will be either Intel or MIPS based.. those are the two most popular game code formats ;)

Cyb

Josep
January 22nd, 2003, 03:07
well the first link has a guy thats a spitting image of lando from star wars, i don't know what the real actors name is, but damn!:)

anyway, umm, so its probably going to be a console with a pyscho nvidia nforce card with updated stuff, then it'll be hacked and thrown in with the other console bunch, just an update from the xbox...just like updating a computer...

pj64er
January 22nd, 2003, 17:01
Originally posted by AlphaWolf
well, go take a look at the sales figures and then decide for yourself.

Macca meant that GBA is doing much much better than both gamecube and xbox. which is true. last time i checked GBA is on par with PS2 (if not greater).

t0rek
January 22nd, 2003, 18:03
There are some rules for gaming consoles to have sucess:

1. Have good and innovative system specs
2. Controller design.
3. Quality of games (graphics).
4. Quality of games (gameplay, this is more important)
5. Good marketing and
6. Good Luck

BTM
January 22nd, 2003, 18:26
Well it looks like the whole 'infinitium labs' is infact one person : Steve Foster. This is still not confirmed from a good source but it would make sense that this whole thing was a fake

AlphaWolf
January 22nd, 2003, 19:48
Originally posted by pj64er
Macca meant that GBA is doing much much better than both gamecube and xbox. which is true. last time i checked GBA is on par with PS2 (if not greater).

Right, I missed that one at first, but he is also saying "may eventualy take", when realy "it already has".

Remote
January 22nd, 2003, 19:58
Steve who? <_<

BTM
January 22nd, 2003, 20:10
Originally posted by Remote
Steve who? <_<

WHOIS :

Organization:
Steve Foster
Steve Foster
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
US
Phone: (877) 482-9585 v Fax..: (877) 482-9585
Email: [email protected]

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com
Domain Name: INFINIUMLABS.COM

Created on..............: Tue, Nov 19, 2002
Expires on..............: Wed, Nov 19, 2003
Record last updated on..: Tue, Jan 21, 2003

Administrative Contact:
Steve Foster
Steve Foster
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
US
Phone: (877) 482-9585
Fax..: (877) 482-9585
Email: [email protected]

Technical Contact:
Steve Foster
Steve Foster
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
US
Phone: (877) 482-9585
Fax..: (877) 482-9585
Email: [email protected]

Zone Contact:
Steve Foster
Steve Foster
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
US
Phone: (877) 482-9585
Fax..: (877) 482-9585
Email: [email protected]


As the article said there is no respond to the mails send to IL and the adres given don't exist.

Vchat20
January 22nd, 2003, 20:14
If that doesnt sound like a big hoax, then I dont know what does.:happy:

Macca
January 23rd, 2003, 10:10
Originally posted by AlphaWolf
Right, I missed that one at first, but he is also saying "may eventualy take", when realy "it already has".

I havent come across a reliable source to actually say thast. i mean there was a press release from microsoft saying "yaha! we rule we beat GC" and then came the press release from ninty saying " whhohho we kick ass, we beat xbox" so its all up in the air for the US/UK markets. If you have a reliable unbiased source please share.

oh an concerning the new 'console' i think PA has once again summed it up perfectly.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2003/20030122l.gif

vampireuk
January 23rd, 2003, 13:06
roflmao :D

Doomulation
January 23rd, 2003, 13:56
I have several reasons posted on another board that points that this is *fake*.



Well, i dont think its true either, and after taking a look at the homesite, i'm convinced its a fake

WHY PHANTOM IS A FAKE:

REASON ONE
- If they say they have a working prototype ready in march, they should have a REAL photo of the actual console, not some poorly computer-made graphics!

REASON TWO
- What the hell are the chanses of Nintendo, MS and Sony and PC developers to give up all their games and accesories to this unknown company?

REASON THREE
- Microsoft WILL NOT surrender Xbox for this company, neither will Nintendo give up Gamecube or Sony hand over their Playstation 2

REASON FOUR
- What company in the world will have the amount of money to make Microsoft, Nintendo and all other big developement companies in the world third party and make games for the "phantom" ? NOT EVEN MS HAS THAT!
On top of that, "infinium labs" is a SMALL company (which i have never heard of)

REASON FIVE
- Look at this address:
Infinium Labs
5380 Gulf of Mexico
Suite 409

I'm not an american, so i don't know the country well, but is this a real place?? It sounds like a hotel room or something!

REASON SIX
- A quote from their "About Us"
"Infinium Labs Corporation has emerged in 2003 as a leader in the converging Internet, digital entertainment and consumer electronics markets. Working with partners that include some of the biggest brands in the world,"

a leader in the converging Internet, digital entertainment and consumer electronics markets?? I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THEM BEFORE, AND I DONT THINK MANY HAVE!
And if I had been working with some of the biggest brands in the world, i would have written the aompany name, it would have attracted more people!


My final thought, its BULL****!


*Shrug*

Doomulation
January 24th, 2003, 19:49
More?



I did some detective work, and found out that:

-The company is NOT registered in any company registers

-The Phonenumber is non-exsisting! Try and call it!

-The Adress is also nin-exsisting!

DuDe
January 24th, 2003, 21:12
Originally posted by pj64er
Macca meant that GBA is doing much much better than both gamecube and xbox. which is true. last time i checked GBA is on par with PS2 (if not greater).
Naturally, it's basically competes only against itself, since there aren't any other mainstream handhelds that have the developers support nor the PR that ninty has.
Oh yeah, I'm moving this one to the Gaming forum, where it should've been from the start imho.

thine_impalor
January 25th, 2003, 17:19
wasn't there supposed to be some OTHER next gen console called Indrema or something based on Linux? anyone herd of that??

pj64er
January 26th, 2003, 19:41
yea, i too would like to see an unbiased source of sales figures of all consoles worldwide. i believe gc is winning in one continent, and xbox winning another. each company, of course, only states which they are doing well in.


Originally posted by thine_impalor
wasn't there supposed to be some OTHER next gen console called Indrema or something based on Linux? anyone herd of that??

yep, that was a long while ago. its death was announced a long time ago too.

JevilKnevil
January 26th, 2003, 22:12
lol! When I saw the thread I knew it was probably going to be some fake ass console! C'mon, Phantom? :baaa: !!!!

Vchat20
January 26th, 2003, 23:59
yeah. common. if this is a real console, plz change the name to something more original.

Anyway's, I know this is a long shot, but later on im gonna send these 2 links to Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo, and see what they say. maybe they could put more light on this situation.

slashkirby
January 31st, 2003, 11:21
meh! i don't like it! :getlost:

Vchat20
January 31st, 2003, 19:00
?????????