Phantom games receiver evaporates
Phantom Entertainment - formerly Infinium Labs - has announced plans to ditch the idea of a physical receiver, intending to launch its Phantom Games Service as client software for Windows PCs.
The broadband games-on-demand service was initially announced in 2003, yet despite numerous proposed launch dates for the device, the aptly named Phantom has yet to materialise.
Similar delays have plagued the release of Phantom's lapboard - a bespoke keyboard and mouse peripheral designed to allow accurate PC gameplay from the comfort of a living room chair. The lapboard was initially due to launch with the Phantom games receiver, but has since received and subsequently bypassed a number of launch dates.