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Phantom: The Lost Gaming Console from 2004

Photos from an id's studio portfolio reveal the Phantom Game Receiver, an ill-fated attempt to penetrate the console-gaming market. Robrady studio boasted that its design helped the company behind the Phantom, then called Infinium Labs, to secure capital through a 2004 IPO. The Phantom was even showcased at the E3 of that year.

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Independent_Charles2731d ago

it looks like my cheap ass tape player lol

SupaGamer2731d ago

Yeah, it looks like a video game system you'd find at CVS.

nikkisixx22731d ago

it looks like an alarm clock lol

mcnablejr2731d ago

poseidon. Your sneaky lol.

Did you purposely make it unclear as to whether you like the look of it or not?

*agree* *agree*

ProjectVulcan2731d ago (Edited 2731d ago )

The concept will probably be eventually how the industry is. All digital delivery. Its a pioneer and unfortunately lives up to its name in the marketplace as a phantom.

A machine a good ten ten years too soon. Dont forget it, because when console X comes out with only a hard drive and people start crowing over the idea etc etc you can say well its not new, there was this one console talked about ages ago.....

Pc is setting the trend heavily as it is now with digital delivery, with most reports citing at least half of all games delivered online. Its only a matter of time until console follows suit be it 5,10 or 15 years.

hoops2730d ago

Very true. DD is coming sooner than most people think mainstream. Simply for the fact that it will const developers less money to sell their games this way. Cut out the middle man...cut out shipping, packaging and distribution through the normal channels. Saves HUGE money. This is why its coming. It's going to save the game developers money. Plain and simple

IRetrouk2731d ago

it looks like a cross of a playstation 2 silver and an xbox.

xino2731d ago

look at it now...OnLive and Giaka are taking it's place.

COINTELPRO2731d ago

Nice. I pre-ordered this a long time ago. Any day now.

HolyOrangeCows2731d ago

It'll be worth the wait to play it's number 1 exclusive, Duke Nukem Forever.

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