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    Infinium Labs: Phantom Gaming Console

    I have been hearing a lot about this console for some time now and I am finding it pretty interesting as to the developers approach to designing the console. First and foremost, there is NO CD/DVD drive.

    The system will also ship with parental controls, although such software is far from the system’s only security measure. Shambro said hackers shouldn’t even bother trying to crack the Phantom, because Infinium Labs has physically designed the system with security in mind. "Security is job one. Every possible measure is being taken, hence no CD/DVD drive.
    The console will also be running one of its competitors software

    The Phantom will be configurable a la a Dell [PC], providing the latest and the most robust platform available, [and] it will run Windows XPe
    Games will be come pre-loaded with options. =/

    With no game disks, distribution of Phantom games will be relegated to pre-loaded games, game subscriptions and e-purchasing options
    If I am spending cash on a console I want hard copies of my games.

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    I wonder what will happen when "attackers" sniff the broadband connect as people download the software. And I wonder where game saves are kept (doesn't seem to be mentioned in the article).
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    And I wonder where game saves are kept
    I know, it would be a real shame to be spending the money on these games to only lose them if for example your system shorts out, and to be so heavily relying on a broadband connection bothers me also. When the cable goes out = no more gaming goodness.

    It all sounds good on paper.....wait, no it doesnt. =)
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    Well, I'm wondering if it has a hard drive. Which if that's the case, it wouldn't take someone too long to pry the box apart, boot up the HD and figure some hack some how.

    If it doesn't, then it's stored somewhere in memory and thus, I would think, would be victim to power outage/battery failure.
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    first and formost im a pc gamer. gimmie a keyboard over a keypad any day. I'm really not to conerned with what happens with consule. The one thing im thinking is that if i can see mandrake booted on an xbox.... then im sure the people out there will figure out how to pirate it. thats my 2cents
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    These buggers (Infinium)were spamming a couple months back i hope they fail just for that.
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    This is what I found out about the console:

    Custom OS running Windows XP kernel
    3.0GHz processor
    256MB DDR RAM
    Nvidia video card
    Intel motherboard
    Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound
    100GB+ internal storage
    Onboard RF wireless modules
    S-video, RCA, component video, and PAL support
    10/100 baseT Ethernet
    Wireless controller
    Wireless keyboard and mouse
    2 USB ports
    4 controller ports
    12' port extension cable


    Optional Components:
    Controllers, wireless and corded
    Keyboard and mouse with charging base station
    Storage expansion for additional game storage
    DSL modem
    Cable modem
    Wireless WIFI card
    Memory upgrades
    Speaker sets
    Flat-screen displays

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    Impressive on paper...but I will stick with Sony's console series.
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