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Old 01-22-2003, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is kinda long but it is worth it!

A new revolutionary gaming console from a (untill now) unknown company?
Read below!!!!!!

A Tampa-Bay, Florida area technology company called Infinium Labs is working on a high performance game console system that it says will outperform the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and the GameCube. Scheduled for release in December 2003, the new system is called Phantom, and Infinium Labs has high hopes that it can do things that the other big boys in the console space can only dream of doing. According to the press release (further below) issued today the company, the Phantom will be the fastest console on the market when it is released late this year and will offer a variety of services at launch including preloaded games (according to the company nearly potentially thousands), cross-platform capabilities (what platforms were disclosed), and wireless and accessory support, online support, seamless upgrade and patch system for software, a subscription service for games for all segments of the market ( casual, moderate and hard-core), the ability to demo games before purchase, Games on Demand, and game rentals. The console will heavily support online broadband connectivity which will help facilitate other aspects like buying games over the internet and the ability to rent games online.

Infinium Labs Says that it will have a prototype ready in March. While it wasn't stated in the company's release, it sounds like the Phantom may very well be unleashed at the Game Developers Conference. Details on whether or not game developers have begun embracing this system are not known at this time, but we'll keep you posted.

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Infinium Labs Announces Plans For High Performance Game Console

New Gaming Console To Take Game Performance To Highest Level -
Bundled With More Games Than Any Competitor

Longboat Key, Florida – January 20, 2003 - A Tampa Bay area technology company, Infinium Labs Corporation, will develop and market a new game console that will outperform the XBOX, Sony Playstation II, and GameCube.

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.

Infinium Labs was formed by veteran entrepreneurs who have a successful track record in building large scale companies and advanced architectures for supporting massive eCommerce and enterprise applications. Combining skills from Telco, Data Communications, Digital Rights Management, Software Development and Security, the management team brings together a unique array of skills to develop the most robust next generation gaming console and delivery network on the market.

The Infinium Labs game console features a high tech design and offers ease of use for the variety of game players worldwide. The on-demand delivery system will appeal to hard-core gamers as well as casual users. The unique design architecture allows for delivery of a large number of games and the ability to participate in online massive multiplayer gaming. Key features include:

· Fastest console on the market
· Broadest selection of preloaded games
· Cross Platform capabilities
· State of the art design and architecture
· Advanced accessories and wireless capabilities
· Online connectivity for multi player gaming
· Seamless upgrades and patch management
· A multi tiered subscription service that meets the needs of casual, moderate and hard-core game players
· Demo games before purchasing or subscribing
· Games on demand
· Game Rentals

The advanced system provides game developers and publishers a secure and efficient software distribution system. Infinium Labs intends for game developers and publishers to reap greater profits using this new game delivery system.

Infinium Labs has engineered its prototypes and expects to unveil the new gaming console in March of 2003. The company intends to launch the game console to the U.S. consumer market by November 2003.

Infinium Labs has chosen Florida as its corporate headquarters. Florida has emerged as a leader in support of technology companies with its eFlorida initiative. Offices will also open soon in Silicon Valley and St. Louis, Missouri.

About Infinium Labs
Infinium Labs Corporation was formed in October 2002 as a global entertainment/gaming company. Infinium Labs’ mission is to market a gaming console and delivery system that will be the performance leader in the game playing entertainment industry. The company will market a robust game console that will appeal to a wide audience with its ease of use, quality assurance and robust delivery system. For more information, contact Steve Chilton at 877-485-5962 or visit www.infiniumlabs.com.






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jesus cripes.

why can't they just fully integrate computers and video game consoles already (for those that want the integration). this is getting as ridiculous as web TV.
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hahahhahahahhahahhahhaha, these guys are probably the biggest bunch of dumbasses ever assembled in the state of Florida, well except the Florida State University. They are a brand new company therefore they will have little to no software support from the big video game developers, so there will be no incentive to buy this console. They don’t have the money like Microsoft does to attract developers, so they will be hard pressed to find good games to come out on their system.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Demitri:
The company intends to launch the game console to the U.S. consumer market by November 2003.

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To release a console this late in the console wars is ludicrous. Lets look at buckeye's little time table here.

2003 this cumbucket goes on the market, I am giving them the benefit of the doubt that they have A good game that comes out with it. This game will be facing competition from such games as Halo 2, Project Gotham Racing 2, and Fable. Its going to feel like a Jew in Iran after Christmas 2003 is over. Not to mention the other 3 consoles can afford to drop prices to entice buyers to just forget about the new kid on the block.

[b]2004[b] one year has passed and this is about the time it takes developers to get a good feeling of the console, this means good games, but not the best the system can offer. Meanwhile Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube developers will be releasing games that fully utilize their hardware.

[b]2005[b] developers (assuming they still have some and are in business) are making games that really flex their consoles muscle. However at this point in time Xbox 2, and PS3 are released therefore making this console look like it is from the stone age, as a result their console will be put on the clearance rack, and their company will go under like the Titanic did after hitting a big piece of ice.


In conclusion I hope they are married to wealthy spouses, because I smell a bankruptcy.


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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by buckeye:

hahahhahahahhahahhahhaha, these guys are probably the biggest bunch of dumbasses ever assembled in the state of Florida, well except the Florida State University.
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I am pleased you did not pick Miami University

As far as this new system goes....fuck it, and it's creators.

Can anyone say Dreamcast?

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Yeah, but I'd rather say spermblast because it gives me much more pleasure than the Dreamcast ever could. Shit, just saying the word spermblast gives me more pleaure.

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Sounds like buckeye is a die-hard XBOX fan. You know, I own both Xbox AND Playstation 2, and there are just some things that Playstation has that XBOX doesn't (currently). So far, I've seen tons more games on Playstation 2 -such meaning "good"games. On XBOX, I've only managed to see a few decent games. With this new Phantom thing coming out, I'm at least curious. Let the outcome speak for itself I say.
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Dreamcast was the SHIT as in Good Shit. Dremacast would still be around if it wasn't for the lack of marketing on Sega's part. I mean people in U.S bought more then in Japan!! Now that is just crazy! I have a Dreamcast and I still play it. I love it. I even import games for it. It is a good console just lack of marketing killed it.
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i figured i would do a little bit of an update on this "phantom" game system. To tell you the truth the name phantom is quite suiting to this game console, because upon futher invegistation of it by ign.com the following where found out....

The official unveling of this console is expected to be at GDC, but there is a slight problem the company isnt on the exhibitors list.....
The company is also supposed to make more appearances at Dice Summit, and the biggest video game venue E3, both of which its name is not on the exhibitors list.

Also IGN did a few more searches such as registered trademarks for the company, patents for the game system, etc. All of which turned up nothing. Also you will notice in the pictures above that there is no optical drive on the console (where you put cds) which kind of makes it hard to understand how it could run anything. All of this proves that the story is full of shit so dont expect to hear anything else about this console except that well... it is a phantom because it doesnt exist.

for futher details http://xbox.ign.com/articles/383/383314p1.html

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Dreamcast would still be around today if the friendly people at Sega had enabled it to play DVDs, but unfortuntely for them.....they didn't.

RIP Dreamcast

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Demitri:
Dreamcast was the SHIT as in Good Shit. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


after it came out with a game which was based on you beeing a misquito and flying around and trying to "stealthily" drink peoples blood, i wanted to immeadiate end to this console, and glad to say my wish was granted.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ugly Bastard:
Dreamcast would still be around today if the friendly people at Sega had enabled it to play DVDs, but unfortuntely for them.....they didn't.

RIP Dreamcast

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IF we use this logic that would mean that gamecube will go under. Although you can buy one that does this for about 300 dollars and you have to import it from Japan, i still welcome UB's theory. I own every nintendo console except the gamecube, mainly cause it is horrible. However Nintendo is planning on becoming a multi-platform game developer by 2005, so it wont suprise me if they stop producing consoles also.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by St. Anky:
Sounds like buckeye is a die-hard XBOX fan. You know, I own both Xbox AND Playstation 2, and there are just some things that Playstation has that XBOX doesn't (currently). So far, I've seen tons more games on Playstation 2 -such meaning "good"games. On XBOX, I've only managed to see a few decent games. With this new Phantom thing coming out, I'm at least curious. Let the outcome speak for itself I say.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Julio you opened Pandora's box, you telling me console is better is like me telling you how to cook a burrito.

Here are the consoles i own currently or have owned.

-nes
-snes
-gameboy
-n64
-sega genesis
-playstation
-playstation 2

so by calling me biased to Xbox you will find that statement to be inaccurate.


So Anky, by Playstation having things that are better on it than Xbox please explain to me what exactly is better.

As far as games go you will notice that Xbox has just as many good games as the PS2 does, any list you can come up with ill match. You also might take note that well the holiday lineup for next Christmas is going to be all Xbox, they will have some incredible games coming out.

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Here's the thing about GameCube and why it's my hero as opposed to the other two.

Xbox is good shit, not denying that, it is a very good system.

Playstation2 also kicks the ass, I was a huge fan of Playstation #1 back in the day.

Xbox - I hate microsoft and Bill Gates and his pathetic little faggoty ass with a passion and will never, NEVER endorse his products... FUCKER.

Playstation2 - I know people who would have bought GameCubes rather than Playstation2's if it wouldn't have been for the DVD capabilities. I myself have an iMac with a DVD-R drive, so I have nothing to worry about in that field.

I'm not saying that that is the ONLY reason you should buy a Playstation2. My allegience to Nintendo continues with that fact that they were tuff enuff not to join the DVD game, they stayed faithful to just video games, that's all the GameCube is about. While most people see this as a downfall (economically), I see it as honorable.

Nintendo has and I'm sure always will have my favourite games. I'm not saying they are better, they just have the games that I like to play. I don't play many sports games nor do I play many simulation racing games (besides F1), and I've never been a huge fan of 1st person shooters, I get bored of them.

So in conclusion, I will always remain faithful to Nintendo whether they keep making their own consoles or not, (and if they didn't I would switch to Sony, I'm a fan) I am Nintendo fan not because their system is better or what-not, simply because Nintendo has what I like, and I don't need anything else.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Titan:

I'm not saying that that is the ONLY reason you should buy a Playstation2. My allegience to Nintendo continues with that fact that they were tuff enuff not to join the DVD game, they stayed faithful to just video games, that's all the GameCube is about. While most people see this as a downfall (economically), I see it as honorable.
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While i can see some sense in that, it however brings up the question of the following...

If Nintendo is all about the games, then why is their online support so horrible?


If they didn't want to include a DVD kit to be tuff thats fine, i can understand this since copying gamecube games is next to impossible. But to support online play the way they do is just plain stupid. Online play adds alot more life to a video game, and replay value. If i was CEO of Nintendo and my company was all about video games i'd be damned if my system supported online play the way they do.
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To my knowledge they haven't completely revealed how their online capabilities work.

You should fill me in and/or find me a source article to read.

I understand your point entirely, but that's still not something I'm looking for in a gaming system. It's never really interested me that much because my first concern is always oneplayer games. When I play multiplayer games, I've always enjoyed actually having people around while playing them. But this brings up the topic on how humanity is becoming less and less sociable and more and more locked onto their screens in their homes in general. I mean you can fuckin' buy groceries over the internet and have them delivered, fucksake man. Not that that's what online playing is all about, it's obviously a good (and very popular solution) to multi-plaer, but still, it's not a necessity for me.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Titan:
To my knowledge they haven't completely revealed how their online capabilities work.
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To fill you on in Nintendos online plan it basically boils down to this, the developer must make the game, provide the servers to support the game, and all Nintendo does is sell the adapter to let them play online.
http://store.nintendo.com/webapp/wcs...ProductDisplay

So as it stands Nintendo allows games companies to produce online games but offers no or little support to help the developers, that is why they only have one game that is currently online (released in november), and that is why you probably haven't heard anything about it either. You can find their only game here....
http://cube.ign.com/articles/376/376115p1.html

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Titan:

When I play multiplayer games, I've always enjoyed actually having people around while playing them. But this brings up the topic on how humanity is becoming less and less sociable and more and more locked onto their screens in their homes in general.
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Well looks like Xbox live would be ideal for you. Not only can you have up to 4 people play on one Xbox while on Xbox live, you can take those 4 friends and play against up to 12 other people depending on the game. Therefore you have the enjoyment of having with you, and you still get to kick someone's ass in a multiplayer game. You will also find the Xbox live lets you talk to your opponents, and allies while playing, so no need to worry about humanity being less sociable, Xbox Live is as social as the video gaming industry gets, and makes it a step up from the standard video game console, and television set.



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Hey Buckeye that mosquitto game I really have that one!! Ain't that the shit?? It is kinda weird and all in Japanesse but really it is a fun game all in all.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Demitri:
Hey Buckeye that mosquitto game I really have that one!! Ain't that the shit?? It is kinda weird and all in Japanesse but really it is a fun game all in all.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

to me it just looks to damn weird to play, but to each his own i guess. You have quite a bit of video game experience so ill trust your judgement.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Titan:
I hate microsoft and Bill Gates and his pathetic little faggoty ass with a passion and will never, NEVER endorse his products... FUCKER.

Nintendo has and I'm sure always will have my favourite games. I'm not saying they are better, they just have the games that I like to play. I don't play many sports games nor do I play many simulation racing games (besides F1), and I've never been a huge fan of 1st person shooters, I get bored of them.

So in conclusion, I will always remain faithful to Nintendo whether they keep making their own consoles or not, (and if they didn't I would switch to Sony, I'm a fan) I am Nintendo fan not because their system is better or what-not, simply because Nintendo has what I like, and I don't need anything else.
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Unfortunately, since this has turned into a sales pitch, I'm going to have to leave it at this.

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Well in the game you have to play stealth and you can't suck blood to hard or he will notice and try to kill you and then you have to fly around and try to get out of the way and hide and go back again. I haven't played it for along time, but it got to rank number 3 in Japan, but they love those kinda games over there. I even saw a game that you had 100 days to have sex with this girl and that was the whole point of the game.
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yeah that is the reason why the xbox sells like shit over there.
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Agreed
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I have a GameCube.
I have an iMac (Original Bondi Blue).
I am happy.

'nuff said.
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victim - you are my new friend.
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http://money.cnn.com/2003/01/24/tech...reut/index.htm

Looks like Microsoft plans to buy Vivendi's game division.
Vivendi owns Havas and Blizzard.
Havas makes Half Life, and Blizzard is the creator of such gaming hits as the Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo series, some of the greatest games ever created.
Microsoft intends to buy this company with the purpose of strengthening their internal software line, meaning that these companies would be making all their games Xbox and possibly Windows exclusive. Microsoft bought Bungie, the company that made Halo. Halo was originally to be a PC game with serious online multiplayer capabilities, before Microsoft bought it and made it a selling point for the XBox.
If Microsoft bought Vivendi Games, I might possibly lose all faith in humanity due to that fucking behemoth Microsoft. I would literally be ill. They have ruined to many good things. I will never buy a Microsoft product, no matter whoever the fuck they buy. I hate them.
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