SUN teams up with Infinium Labs...

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by WaltC, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. WaltC

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    ...and I thought the interesting thing is that the following press release can be viewed on the SUN web site:

    http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2004-10/sunflash.20041028.1.html

    Although we've literally beaten the IL dog to death, this is kind of a new twist in the emerging story, I think. SUN evidently doesn't share the belief that IL's run by a bunch con artists whose only goal in life is to defraud investors. At least, this press release from SUN certainly creates that impression...;)

    Hopefully, this will answer whatever unanswered questions [H] might have as to exactly how IL intends to support and deliver its gaming service, should it actually launch next year as IL has announced.
     
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    Having SUN develop the delivery system for content is one thing.

    Having IL trying to pawn off a XP2500 and a NVIDIA 5700 and say it's the ultimate gaming system is a whole other can of worms.

    It's nice being able to get the content, by why bother when the machine you have to run it, barely can.
     
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    Kind of like "pawning off" the xBox, you mean? Sort of like that?...;)
     
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    Nah, I would say not sort of like that.

    Microsoft launching the XBOX to tens to hundreds of millions.

    Is much different then IL launching Phantom to tens to hundreds of thousands.
     
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    Sorry, but I can't see any difference in the size of the markets these products are aimed towards--as they are the same markets, aren't they? I also think it's amusing to see you shift your Phantom objections away from hardware the minute the *age* of the currently shipping xBox hardware is brought up by comparison.

    Personally, I'm not a console customer, whether it's xBox or Phantom makes no difference to me--not interested. But I think it's really unfair of people to malign and condemn a company's efforts to bring something new to market on nothing more than a basis of negative hearsay and gossip. I mean, just because I don't like something doesn't mean that others won't--as a few million xBox customers prove pretty well...;) IE, if people like the xBox then people may also like the Phantom, too. I'm in favor of giving IL enough rope to either make it to market or hang themselves, as I think they will do this regardless of what anyone says about their efforts.
     
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    I realy dont care. But i would thing Sun is going to pull a Enron here with this investment.......
     
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