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Old 09-17-03, 11:09 PM   #1
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Behind Infinium Phantom Console

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTEy

Besides the connection between Mr. Roberts and the fall of WorldCom, the article is pretty in depth about how he is a major screw up and it looks like he is at it again. A fun read to say the least. If you weren't skeptical about the Phantom before, this article will make you.
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Old 09-17-03, 11:23 PM   #2
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Wow. That's all I have to say.
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Old 09-17-03, 11:38 PM   #3
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Sheesh....
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Old 09-18-03, 12:00 AM   #4
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With a track record like that, how can the Phantom be anything but a raging success?
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Old 09-18-03, 02:33 AM   #5
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Old 09-18-03, 06:14 AM   #6
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I guess that it remains a 3 console industry, I can't figure this company ever doing anything.
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Old 09-18-03, 09:07 AM   #7
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Yep, just another company in the long line of companies to finance Mr. Robert's extravagant personal life.

I feel sorry for the investors.

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Old 09-18-03, 09:44 AM   #8
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This is a revealing article but it does not conclude the obvious - this company is a real scam! From the day the website for the Infinium console appeared, it was filled with gramatical and spelling errors. The console promises much but has no focus - it's definitely still on paper at this point, and probably more like crayola on a napkin, akin to fiction rather than fact.

Past history says this guy takes money and runs, dupes investors out of millions and doesn't produce product. I'll bet a call to the only real company he worked at, WorldCom, would reveal he never worked there at all. He's a con artist, and this is just another scam.

These guys in their article keep referring to the "success of Infinium Labs" is in jepoardy. Well, there will be no success or failure - it's a fake. The "company" is just a facade for a good old-fashioned scam-ola. This guy should be turned over to the authorities before he runs away with anyone else's money.

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Old 09-18-03, 09:48 AM   #9
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Knock it off with the console bashing before I report this thread to a mod.
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Old 09-18-03, 10:15 AM   #10
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Old 09-18-03, 11:04 AM   #11
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I can't believe anyone out there thinks this thing is real.
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Old 09-19-03, 01:25 AM   #12
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That is very interesting. Who'd thunk it. I knew that it was vaporware but had no idea that it was an actual scam. It is supposedly based in Tampa somewhere too. Maybe I should drop by...
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Old 09-19-03, 02:09 AM   #13
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what is a vaporware?
meaning it does not exist?
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Old 09-19-03, 03:21 PM   #14
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The President of the company is on Survivor???

Here's some more controversy surrounding the console!
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Old 09-19-03, 03:24 PM   #15
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Off topic, but that Ghost Recon ad on that link is GREAT!
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Old 09-19-03, 03:34 PM   #16
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Burton Roberts was born in Houston, and raised in St. Louis. He is currently single and residing in San Francisco, where he works as a marketing executive for a start-up tech company in the video gaming industry.
Wow. Just wow. The plot thickens as one guy is a business loser and another is a contestant on Survivor. Who would ever give this company money.
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Old 09-19-03, 03:52 PM   #17
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Maybe he's hoping he wins so he can use the million bucks to fund the company?
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Old 09-19-03, 03:55 PM   #18
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Maybe he's hoping he wins so he can use the million bucks to fund the company?
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Old 09-19-03, 04:24 PM   #19
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Investors in this company =
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Old 09-19-03, 04:26 PM   #20
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That is very interesting. Who'd thunk it. I knew that it was vaporware but had no idea that it was an actual scam. It is supposedly based in Tampa somewhere too. Maybe I should drop by...
I've heard rumors that it actually just a box at a Mailbox Etc.
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Old 09-19-03, 04:57 PM   #21
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read the above mentioned article. It certainly seems like a scam to me. I downloaded the video and it really is just a joke. They claim it has more games than any other console. What BS is that????
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Old 09-19-03, 06:04 PM   #22
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I think we should flood CBS with emails to look into this person's background. I've already sent mine.

I'm surprised IGN and GameSpot haven't picked up on this yet. CNN had a nice article on the Phantom, maybe we should send them the link...

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Old 09-20-03, 01:05 PM   #23
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Hey, there has to actually be a console to call it bashing!
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Old 09-21-03, 08:43 PM   #24
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At least one exist...




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Old 09-21-03, 09:22 PM   #25
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A console named Phantom being vaporware? Shocking!
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