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#1 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Oct 6, 2015 6:43 PM

Just seen a member post over on Assembler, he bought an Infintium Labs Phantom Console, I was not aware anything beyond a case / shell was ever produced. Looks like it pretty much would have been like the original Xbox but with a modified Windows XP operative system. Sounds like a Windows version of the upcoming Steam Consoles. Here is the thread on Assembler 





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The Phantom console was a game system developed by Infinium labs in 2002 but it was canceled for financial problems. This console was able to run games without using cartidges, DVDs or CDs: instead, the games would have been downloaded from internet by a pay-per-play service. The phantom console was designed to be very easy to set up and all the accessories were wireless, so you did not had to worry about any cables. The console did have an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ CPU, an internal 40 GB Hard drive, 256 MB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce FX 5700 Ultra video card and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio sound card. About the kernel, the Phantom had a modified Windows XP operative system. The phantom also had his own keyboard (the Phantom Lapboard) that now is selling at the site of Phantom Entertainment (once time Infinium Labs) and is compatible with PC or Mac. The console first appeared at E3 2004 as a working prototype (there were only a few games available, one of which was Unreal Tournament 2003). Infinium labs said that the console would have been avabile in January 2005. The date was missed and people that pre-ordered the console were angry.. but Infinium Labs said that the Phantom would have been avabile later, in autumn 2005, the same relase date of the XBOX 360. That date was also missed and then Phantom Entertainment (the company Infinium Labs changed his name into) decided to stop the project for the console.

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#2 Keatah OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Oct 6, 2015 7:29 PM

M7NBA Biostar generic mainboard. Seems we have a repackaged PC..

#3 Algus OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Oct 6, 2015 7:31 PM

Well the Phantom was part of a pump and dump scheme so not surprising they just took off the shelf hardware and glued it together to run a few PC games

#4 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 7, 2015 8:31 AM

I have the Phantom lapboard, the same one as pictured, but in black. I believe it's the only product they actually released. It's actually a very clever design, it's just a shame the wireless range (with the included dongle) is relatively short.

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