Is The Phantom Real? Is It An Xbox Rival, A TiVo For Games, Or Both?
from the keep-up dept
CNN has started investigating the "mystery" of the Phantom - a hyped up gaming console that no one was quite sure existed. The reporter finally tracked someone down and got a little more info. It appears that it's a gaming console that is designed to receive games over the internet, rather than via plastic discs you stick into a tray. This actually makes a lot of sense, if done well (a big if). Someone from Infinium Labs (the company working on the device) says it's a cross between a WebTV and a TiVo - but for games. Of course, that's also what Microsoft claimed to be working on with their mix of WebTV/UltimateTV/Xbox.