its time for me to bitch in my very first post on these forums...ever. well, like many of you, i have been perplexed and disillusioned regarding The Phantom-the elusive fourth party console that has been delayed oh so much. one of my major problems is, from what i can tell from the e3 pictures, the website and attack of the show (which was just on), the only controll is a keyboard and mouse. can you say clumsy interface? there only seems to be one port, so what about multiplayer? i do like the easy access online game store, which will further limit my exposure to the sun-that is if i deem the phantom worthy of my hard earned cash. does this online focus mean exstensive online multiplayer action? the whole "we manage your hardrive for you"thing sounds a bit iffy to me. big brother is watching, eh. 'twould be great to hear some imput. adios for now.
Well...seeing that the company is in in debt of about $8 to 12 million, I dont think we will see this machine anytime soon. It looks like a gaming console but it seems more and more like a computer (seeing that you can load normal computer games and play them on it)
thats what i thought, but the infidium spokesperson claims that it will be released "around the same time that microsoft announces the release date of the xbox 360". i think that what the system is going to end up as is a computer for your tv...only without word processor. it will probably be updated with REAL controllers and multiplayer jsut to keep up with the xbox 360 and ps3 (if it ever is released) but im thinking that these changes wont make the slightest bit of difference in the overall system. i already HAVE a computer.
Yea. I think the same goes for the xbox 360 aswell. ANOTHER media player to add to your collection. Real controllers will be a must. A keyboard and wireless mouse wont do much good. And as for people who dont have computers, this will probably be for them.
The phantom is not a console at all but just a service that you can use to get games and play them easily.
Its a console, genius http://www.phantom.net/ The subscription service is for the console shown on the front page.
No, its not a console. It is a device through which you have to subscribe to get games for. Making it a subscription service. If want to treat it like a console, go ahead, you just wont be playing games on it anytime soon.
i always thought it was called phantom for a reason, because it seems to be exactly that, haunting the game industry and only a few people will ever see it :D
theres supposed to be a simular thing coming out called the apex or something like taht but from what ive heard its pretty crap, the vidio card will be some s3 (nuff said really) one.