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The Phantom Menace?

NewsForge has a story up with new information about the Phantom console system, Infinium Labs' upcoming PC games system, offering new insights into its nature. Here's a bit:

The truth is, it is neither vaporware nor purely a set-top box, but part of an online PC game retailing system designed to protect game publishers' intellectual property while increasing profits for broadband ISPs. The promise for consumers is the availability of more games, for less money, than ever before. Will Infinium be able to pull this off? At least $25 million worth of venture capital is betting "yes."

Really, the only thing that differentiates this 'game console' from a standard, Windows-running PC is that it has no way to get data on or off of it except through a dedicated connection to Infinium Labs' own servers via your broadband ISP, plus the fact that if you try to open it up or modify it or grab data from the hard drive, bad things will happen, starting with violation of the terms under which you will lease or purchase the Phantom.

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2. Re: ?? Jul 10, 2003, 20:34 Bronco
 
What the fuck does that mean?

What it means in my view is that every hacker that would normaly pay no attention to such a device will now spend serious amounts of time to disable said 'bad things'/

When will people learn? Don't lay out challenges like that.

Shakes head,

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  1. Jul 10, 20:18 ?? Yakuza
>> 2. Jul 10, 20:34  Re: ?? Bronco
  3. Jul 10, 20:40 It's so simple! indiv
  4. Jul 10, 20:45  Burn Baby Burn! TangledThorns
  5. Jul 10, 20:54 No subject ExcessDan
  6. Jul 10, 21:14  Re: No subject Marduk
  7. Jul 10, 21:25   VC is peanuts, this is a joke.  SamPenguin 
  8. Jul 10, 21:28    Tee hee hee, another funny thing...  SamPenguin 
  9. Jul 10, 21:41     $25 million worth of venture capital = 0 cia
  10. Jul 10, 21:45      phantom? osmium
  11. Jul 10, 21:54      Re: $25 million worth of venture capital = 0 Bunko
  12. Jul 10, 22:22    Re: VC is peanuts, this is a joke. AJ
  13. Jul 10, 22:31     Re: VC is peanuts, this is a joke. Ryan
  14. Jul 10, 22:35      Re: VC is peanuts, this is a joke. Gdiguy
  15. Jul 10, 22:38      -Phantom talk- AJ
  21. Jul 10, 23:25      Re: VC is peanuts, this is a joke. TangledThorns
  16. Jul 10, 22:51 No subject Lilricky
  17. Jul 10, 22:55 No subject Pete
  18. Jul 10, 23:05  -Phantom chat- AJ
  19. Jul 10, 23:10   -Phantom chat- AJ
  22. Jul 10, 23:50    Re: -Phantom chat- Creston
  23. Jul 11, 00:03     Re: -Phantom chat- TangledThorns
  24. Jul 11, 00:34      No subject Lilricky
  32. Jul 11, 05:43     Re: -Phantom chat- AJ
  35. Jul 11, 07:03      Re: -Phantom chat- simiankid
  36. Jul 11, 07:45      Re: -Phantom chat- TangledThorns
  37. Jul 11, 07:49      Re: -Phantom chat- Hammer
  55. Jul 11, 16:25      Re: -Phantom chat- Creston
  20. Jul 10, 23:16 me neither space captain
  25. Jul 11, 00:53 Its a fake..... Lilricky
  26. Jul 11, 02:26 You know .... Thermopyle
  27. Jul 11, 02:40 No subject Number{9}
  28. Jul 11, 03:00 Well, to play devil's advocate... SidVicious
  29. Jul 11, 03:04  Re: Well, to play devil's advocate... ExcessDan
  30. Jul 11, 03:43  Re: Well, to play devil's advocate... Fang
  34. Jul 11, 06:53   Re: Well, to play devil's advocate... Von Helmet
  31. Jul 11, 03:49 Bad things will happen, eh? Bob
  33. Jul 11, 06:03 Infinium Labs' website JAGUART
  38. Jul 11, 07:55 LOL! Hammer
  39. Jul 11, 08:21  -Phantom- AJ
  40. Jul 11, 08:30   Re: -Phantom- AJ
  41. Jul 11, 08:44    Re: -Phantom- Hammer
  49. Jul 11, 10:22    Re: -Phantom- Anvil
  50. Jul 11, 10:30     Re: -Phantom- Ryan
  51. Jul 11, 10:37     Re: -Phantom- Santiago
  52. Jul 11, 10:48      Re: -Phantom- nightfend
  42. Jul 11, 08:52 Aren't these the guys... RegularX
  43. Jul 11, 08:54 No subject Stemo
  44. Jul 11, 08:57 You think its easy to make a console ? JAGUART
  46. Jul 11, 09:09  Re: You think its easy to make a console ? nin
  47. Jul 11, 10:01   Re: broadband only? Blashy
  45. Jul 11, 09:04 No subject space captain
  48. Jul 11, 10:14 Idea Fingers M
  53. Jul 11, 13:36 think it out space captain
  54. Jul 11, 16:24  Hmm... interesting. Lonegun
  56. Jul 12, 04:28 the future.... Xil
  57. Jul 13, 07:38  Re: the future.... AJ
  58. Jul 13, 12:06   Re: the future.... nin
  59. Jul 14, 06:35    Re: the future.... Von Helmet
  60. Jul 15, 16:18     Re: the future.... MindTrigger
  61. Jul 17, 13:59 No subject LSD
  62. Jul 17, 14:51 No subject space captain
  63. Jul 17, 17:45  Re: No subject TangledThorns


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