Failures

by Carlo Longino




Still No Phantom Products, But Hey, They Changed Their Name!

from the don't-look-too-closely dept

Vaporware purveyor Infinium, which has been promising its earth-shattering, paradigm-busting, mind-blowing Phantom gaming console for years is back in the news. No, it hasn't finally released anything, like that gaming keyboard it said would be out in the second quarter (though apparently that's been pushed back to October, but don't hold your breath) -- it's just changed its name to Phantom Entertainment. "Phantom" always seemed an appropriate name, since the gaming system never actually bothered to turn up. Doesn't look like anything's changing on that front, so apparently it was time to engineer a PR move, rather than a product.

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    mitch, 20 Jul 2006 @ 9:31am

    WOW!

    Next theing you know we will see spyware companies changing their name to rid themselves of their bad image! (gator/Claria and many others come to mind)

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    charlie potatoes, 20 Jul 2006 @ 10:43am

    Do you mouth breathing degenerate corn holers mean BOOGERS? jeeeze spare us..or do u really enjoy eating buggers? big difference you know...

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    Doomedsnowball, 20 Jul 2006 @ 11:25am

    More Addictive Than Pr0n & Heroin

    The console must be so good that the QA testers can't bring themselves to admit it's finished. It's so realistic that players are forced to reenact the violent game play in real life, so the developers are busy tweaking it down a few notches, which does nothing for the QA tester's craving. A vicious cycle if I ever saw one. I don't think it'll ever be safe to release for public consumption.

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    BulmaRO, 20 Jul 2006 @ 12:23pm

    sometimes i just wonder how a company that don't sell anything can just keep existing... no service, no finished product... i guess ita all about private capital there.

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    Sohrab, 20 Jul 2006 @ 12:47pm

    yea...I cant believe this company is STILL around. its been what, 3-5 years they've been rambeling on? Funny ive yet to hear 1 developer mention it.

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