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Phantom Console Update
  Posted by: AceBHound on Aug 3rd, 2005 1:50 PM
Talking with some pals about the new next-gen consoles got me thinking.. whatever happened to the Phantom Console that was under development since 2003 and was based on a download-only subscription service?

Well, turns out the console made a debut at E3 in 2004, but did not appear at the 2005 E3 show. I found a CNET article with an interview with Infinium's President & COO, who incidentally had worked at Microsoft on the original Xbox. Pretty interesting interview.. supposedly the console is still coming and I think if it does ever debut it's got an advantage over even the PS3 and Xbox360 by offering full games for download. How many times do you buy a game and get tired of it after a few weeks? If they can offer the subscription at a reasonable price and the games are comparable to what newer consoles are offering, I don't see why it wouldn't be received well by the public.

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