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Jan 13, 2004, 21:24
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Re: No subject Jan 13, 2004, 21:24
Jan 13, 2004, 21:24
 
I tell you what I think:

I have some sort of "gamer's A.D.D.". I rarely play the games I buy for more than 20 hours, and I'm always buying new ones. For $50 a game, that's a lot. If this service works the way its intended, I'd have a better bang per buck ratio, and over time Id beat the system cost overhead.

To me, if it works as it should, I may actually consider getting one. Depends on the titles, though.

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Jan 13, 2004, 19:29
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No subject Jan 13, 2004, 19:29
Jan 13, 2004, 19:29
 
the fuckin piece of shit looks bigger than the monstrous xbox! are these guys smoking crack or what ?

can't really see any benefit to their offering either, unless of course you are a dumb fuck (or aol subscriber i guess)

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Re: Still a con ?
Jan 13, 2004, 19:21
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Re: Still a con ? Jan 13, 2004, 19:21
Jan 13, 2004, 19:21
 
i'm sure it works.. it's just a PC without a cd drive, keyboard and mouse right? i'll stick with my pc though.. also i don't need to pay for any other subscriptions except my ISP, thanks

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Re: Still a con ?
Jan 13, 2004, 19:18
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Re: Still a con ? Jan 13, 2004, 19:18
Jan 13, 2004, 19:18
 
The day these guys actually let somebody impartial i.e. outside of their company see the damn thing working and a game actually playing on the system rather than a 'picture' showing it in apparent operation, then I'll believe it.

For all we know there could be a nice little desktop sitting on the floor out of shot with a nice Phantom wallpaper-thang going on.

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Re: Still a con ?
Jan 13, 2004, 18:12
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Re: Still a con ? Jan 13, 2004, 18:12
Jan 13, 2004, 18:12
 
Yeah, you can buy a solid Dell for the money this guy is talking (including subscription), plus you'd get FULL COMPUTER FUNCTIONALITY SUCH AS WORD PROCESSING and you get it on a monitor instead of TV (like everyone has a 720i HDTV).


Idiocy. Pure idiocy in that article.

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Re: Still a con ?
Jan 13, 2004, 17:22
nin
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Re: Still a con ? Jan 13, 2004, 17:22
Jan 13, 2004, 17:22
nin
 
This pic seems to suggest that its working.

My God! It's a MENU! The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

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Re: Still a con ?
Jan 13, 2004, 17:07
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Re: Still a con ? Jan 13, 2004, 17:07
Jan 13, 2004, 17:07
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Still a con ?
Jan 13, 2004, 15:37
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Still a con ? Jan 13, 2004, 15:37
Jan 13, 2004, 15:37
 
Hmm, sure they showed that the Phantom exists but they didn't actually switch the thing on or demonstrate it 'working'

Nice idea and would be interesting to see if that business model actually works, or failing that what drugs they were taking the night they put the presentation together as it may help me in a couple of pitches I have to do soon

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Re: Phantom... k...
Jan 13, 2004, 12:21
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Re: Phantom... k... Jan 13, 2004, 12:21
Jan 13, 2004, 12:21
 
First let me say, wow I thought this thing was a total hoax. That being said: I think they plan to make money selling the games through a downloading service, similar to the way Valve seemed to intend Steam to work. They sell the games cheaper than in the store, but without shipping, rent, manuals, boxes, etc. the overhead is much lower, and the publisher/developer get the same amount of profit they would have, and anything that would have gone to retailers and middle men goes to Infinium. They also seem to have a rental system that probably has its fair profit margin.

Now, as for convincing people to actually buy the thing, pay $10 a month, and STILL have to pay for any games you want to buy/rent, that's another story. Plus, it apparently doesn't have a CD drive, which means you can look forward to paying for any games you already own a second time if you want to play them on this thing.

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Re: Phantom... k...
Jan 13, 2004, 11:43
nin
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Re: Phantom... k... Jan 13, 2004, 11:43
Jan 13, 2004, 11:43
nin
 
Yeah, how many times have they promised to show it in public now?


"PHANTOM...realsoonnow."

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Phantom... k...
Jan 13, 2004, 11:37
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Phantom... k... Jan 13, 2004, 11:37
Jan 13, 2004, 11:37
 
some things I don't get:

the article says you pay $300 to $500 for the hardware and $10 a month for the subscription. the article goes on to say that if you want to upgrade a year or two down the road, you either "cheaply select specific components to be added or improved upon (with work done by Infinium or a licensed third party) or just buy a whole new machine for $300 to $500...". Okay, so say you waited for 3 years to upgrade to a new machine. I will have spent $660 to $860 on the hardware and 3 year subscription. The hardware they sell isn't crap either so I'm wondering where they're making their money? are the games going to be really expensive? It doesn't sound as if they're going the route that most consoles go, charging game publishers to publish games for their machine...

ahh crap, why am I trying to make sense of this...

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