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The Phantom unveiled

But not turned on.

Dark blue icons of video game controllers on a light blue background
Image credit: Eurogamer

Everybody's favourite games console, The Phantom, has finally made an appearance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas following months of speculation over whether it even existed.

Sceptics needn't fear however, because Infinium Labs' presenters reportedly never even turned the machine on - they just displayed their first physical example of the console for the press ranks to digest. Plenty for conspiracy nuts there.

In keeping with the machine's technical specifications, those on hand were able to count optical, coax, RCA audio, S-video, composite and component video outputs as well as four USB 2.0 ports, a network port and a cable modem input on the unit. The Phantom also boasts a hefty exhaust fan in one of the back corners.

Infinium Labs has promised that when the device is eventually released, The Phantom will feature a game rental service via broadband, although as nobody has seen the console in action thus far it's difficult to speculate just what sort of software features we can really expect to see.

For your first look at The Phantom, be sure to check out these photos brought to you by GameSpot because, as you may have guessed, we're not in Las Vegas.

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