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Offline Tarious

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Anyone hear of the Phantom?
« on: June 08, 2005, 02:20:03 pm »
I was watching attack of the show the other day and they showed the upcoming consule the phantom.

They didn't think the consule will take off and neoither do I. Releasing a new consule would be next to impossible with the 3 consules all ready out and everyone knowing what they want. Plus your not going to get many game developers on a new consule.

What does everyone think of the phantom.

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Re: Anyone hear of the Phantom?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2005, 06:08:25 am »
The phantom has been around for years, at least as an idea.  Put its name is very accurate.  It has never, and will never materialize.  Its supposed to run Linux and be a home brew/independent console.

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Re: Anyone hear of the Phantom?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2005, 09:03:39 am »
It was a way for people to raise money, spend that money while creating "demos" and "prototypes" (which didn't really work) to raise more money, spend that money, and keep that up until they no longer have any more money to milk. Pretty brilliant actually, I have seen people do this before, but never at a scale such as this.
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Re: Anyone hear of the Phantom?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2005, 11:42:59 am »
its the perverbial 4th consule.....

Have there ever realy been 4 conules in the market before?

It was Sega, Nintendo, Sony

Sega drops out and Microsoft filled the gap

I would be surprised if there ever was a 4 was split in the consul wars
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Re: Anyone hear of the Phantom?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2005, 01:16:38 pm »
In Japan there were MANY consoles at a time....Neo Geo (came to the US too I think....)...PC Engine (came to the US too I think....) and they all had different versions too....
I think before Sony the 3rd contestant was Atari with the Jaguar in particular.....
There were even more handheld systems Wonderswan, Neo Geo Pocket (?), PC Engine GT, Lynx......
I think most of them came to the US too...Lynx even to Europe.....
But then...that was a looong time ago :D Oh I love those machines :D
Wish I had some of them :D
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