updated 01:50 pm EDT, Wed August 16, 2006
Phantom shifts form
For years, the Phantom game console has been just that - an illusion, and one that's given the company considerable financial trouble. Today Phantom seems to have finally conceded defeat by announcing the Phantom Game Service, software which promises "to be the first end-to-end, on-demand game service delivering online games directly to your living room or any comfortable setting in your home or workplace. Delivered over broadband, the Phantom Game Service is designed to offer casual and avid gamers a broad library of titles, available anytime, day or night." The problem with this is that it will only run on a computer with Windows XP, and in that regard, it was actually GameTap that did it first.