Didn't See This Coming: Phantom Console Disappears

from the surprise! dept

It appears that Phantom Entertainment has finally given up the ghost on its long-promised gaming console of the same name -- the company's web site has been redone and the console isn't mentioned anywhere. We're still waiting on the special gaming keyboard the company is supposedly focusing on, though it's now accepting orders for it. But the Phantom console lives on in spirit, as another piece of vaporware planned offering: the "first" on-demand online games service. Apparently it's just the reworked Phantom online element, now intended to run on Windows PCs rather than its own console. The company's getting a little craftier, not giving any projected release dates for it to miss (like so many before, but we'd still bet on seeing Duke Nukem Forever first. Also, doing little to dispel the belief held by some that the company is a scam, the company delayed filing its quarterly report -- one that yet again showed no income.


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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 1:59pm

    FRRRRRSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTT

     

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    alex, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:10pm

    can we block the ISP of the retards who only post on here to be "first"?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:11pm

    ^idiot

    stupid vaporware, i'll tell my kids to cryogenically freeze me until duke nukem forever comes out.

     

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    Matt, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:24pm

    Nicely done...

    You even managed to misspell "first."

    This ain't /. First-posting doesn't mean anything, especially when you don't contribute anything, not even a correctly spelled word, to the conversation.

    Get a life.

     

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    charlie potatoes, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:33pm

    FRIST???

    OMG what a dweeb. That's just sad.

     

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    Dan, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:43pm

    first

    But they add entertainment because of all the frustration they create, don't they?!

    WHOOT!

     

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    Dave Keys, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:53pm

    in order of appearance...

    sssssvvvvvvnnnnttthhh! what was that? why? what? a tech company with no earnings!?!

     

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    DittoBox, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 2:58pm

    Re:

    Don't worry, they already do. They also delete them. However when people post responding to them, they really can't delete the "retarded" comments because it makes your comment look quite funny and alone.

    I was told simply to not respond to them, and the let the admins do their jobs. :)

     

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    edward, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 3:13pm

    and yours?

    you comments sucked as well

     

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    Xcetron, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 4:20pm

    Aw man, and I was waiting for the stupid console to come out too. Been waiting for like 3 years now.

    Thats it, if I was ever bored enough I'd set up a scam just like it.

     

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    TBA, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:11pm

    elevennnnnnttttttthhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    I still remember signing up to recieve a free rocket board. anybody remeber those?

     

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    I hate first posters!, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:12pm

    Re:

    This first post is ludicris (with apologies to Ludacris). You have no input of any account, you obviously troll articles just to put "first" and you waste time. I suggest you call DeVry and see about getting in so you can at least say you have some "education" and minimal amount of savvy regarding technology and quit wasting all our time, or should we just wait until you start kindergarten.

     

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    TBA, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:13pm

    receive remember

     

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    Lucky 13, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:13pm

    Thirteenth!!!!! I rock

     

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    Ah crap, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:14pm

    I was 14, not 13

     

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    stinky Anus, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:48pm

    16th

    Sixteenth, in perfect, proper English.

     

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    brown star, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 5:58pm

    17th

    17th !!!
    ohh yea, the tradition continues

     

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    Legal, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 8:28pm

    18th

    Vaporware? Sounds super cool. Where can I get some to go with my tupperware?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 17th, 2006 @ 4:21am

    19th

    I produce vapourware in my underwear

     

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    Dillenger69, Aug 17th, 2006 @ 10:17am

    fist ... or not

    'the "first" on-demand online games service' ... you mean like Gametap?

    Mind you, most of Gametap's games are single player. But they have the ressurection of Uru Live (Myst mmo) coming on line around christmas.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 9:04am

    21st
    suckers

     

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