Archive for December, 2008

I tell as I hear it. – direct from China

Posted in Jim the Web Guy, John Landino with tags , , , , on December 30, 2008 by phantomadmin

SO .. here is the MSN chat to China – with Phoebe our account manager at iONE who are making our lapboards – I asked to rush it to meet Jan deadline.

Here is the conversation just yesterday.

Jimmynut says (10:14 PM):
Hi Phoebe – any updates for us ?
PHOEBE says (10:15 PM):
yes
PHOEBE says (10:15 PM):
we plan to ship them on 1/15 before Chinese New Year
PHOEBE says (10:15 PM):
Shipping Mark:
PHOEBE says (10:15 PM):
Phantom
PHOEBE says (10:16 PM):
USA
PHOEBE says (10:16 PM):
Made In China
Jimmynut says (10:16 PM):
AWESOME!!!
PHOEBE says (10:16 PM):
C/NO: 1-UP
PHOEBE says (10:16 PM):
OK?
Jimmynut says (10:18 PM):
the 15th is great – so we should get them at the end of Jan.
Jimmynut says (10:18 PM):
thanks Phoebe
PHOEBE says (10:23 PM):
no problem

There you have it – confirmation from the factory…
so figure 2 weeks from when they ship on the 15th to ship across the sea and into the US. Yahoo… finally. Knocking on wood, fingers crossed, rubbing the rabbits foot, etc, etc, etc,

Truth and Consequences

Posted in Jim the Web Guy, John Landino with tags , , , , on December 29, 2008 by phantomadmin

Here we are again.  At a standstill, with the vultures circling above us, and the wolves closing in around us.

Well here are the facts – and yes we are a little late in getting them to you for good reason, we tried to resolve the issues before it came to this blog post – and Christmas Holiday didn’t help in the resolution of these issues any quicker.

The GameStore –
The Phantom GameStore was up and running, being worked on live until suddenly the rug was pulled swiftly from our feet.  Due to publishing right issues from our content provider and 3rd party distribution problems our game feed was turned off.  The GameStore was critically wounded and without a game feed would lie in a coma till such a feed would present itself again.  After a week of effort in trying to restore the GameStore’s feed, we decided it be best to push forward and take matters into our own hands. Currently we are working with publishers directly, and looking for alternative sources to make the gamestore the best it can be.  In this downtime a better Graphic interface is being developed as well as user interaction tools, such as forums and API connectivity to Facebook and other community member portals. But as time drags on , so are we through the mud of the media.

We have acquired much of our own content which puts us in a much more profitable stance going forward so we can compete directly with the big boys.  We hope to revive the store quickly, and be back up in early Jan, pending no more surprises.

The Phantom Lapboard –
Ah, when it rains it pours as the common phrase goes in the realm of bad luck. THE GOOD NEWS> is that we have received and approved the new packaging and functionality of the lapboard samples we obtained. The more we stress-tested the new internal components, the more impressed we are with the functionality. The new lapboard is Great! You can review John videos and I will post new material after this blog runs. THE BAD NEWS> well timing of the board approval, US holidays, and now Chinese New Year ( factories close for one month! ) are slowing down production times and shipping to the US. We are now looking at a FEB date.  BUT we have asked that these boards be made ASAP with critical importance so that we don’t break a promise to our customers with a JAN deadline.

It seems the harder we try to make a comeback the more snags we hit. In this economy everything is hard, and we at Phantom are doing our best – after many many rounds in this fight, to finish this contest against all odds and put out the product we have been trying to get to market for the last 5 years.

If anything we have shown that we have kept moving to survive and grow stronger to look back and say, we did it.

Thanks for all the support from our devoted stock holders and fans, and even for those out there that could care less about our company – yet still take the time to talk and write about us throughout the forums, and blogs around the world – thanks for the attention.

CEO receives Phantom Lapboard samples.

Posted in John Landino, Message from the CEO with tags , on December 18, 2008 by phantomadmin

Some close ups of the Lapboard, and branded Packaging.

Posted in Message from the CEO on December 18, 2008 by phantomadmin

Fellow Phantom Patrons – Gamestore is LIVE.

Posted in Jim the Web Guy, John Landino, Message from the CEO with tags on December 15, 2008 by phantomadmin

OK – the store is Live. Yet as a young store we are still in BETA.

Http://gamestore.phantom.net is the address.

Wow, it’s been quite a feat getting this store up and running in as little as 30 days. Our development team has really come through and we are pround to say we have over 2000 games on our site for you to enjoy.

Please spead the word if you wish – as this is just a suggestion. We don’t what you out there preaching the word of Phantom, just , ” Hey check this out” would be great.

Pink Sheets Updated.

Posted in Message from the CEO on December 5, 2008 by phantomadmin

Just an FYI – for record purposes.

Outstanding Shares
2,037,830,571 as of Dec 4, 2008

Authorized Shares
2,400,000,000 as of Dec 4, 2008

Feeling the tension on the Blog.

Posted in Jim the Web Guy on December 3, 2008 by phantomadmin

AP, we appreciate all your comments. I agree this is an open forum, yet positivity rules the roost on this blog. Facts are facts and if you want to weigh in on the side of pessimism then please comment on one the hundreds of other blogs out there in reference to our company.

That being said, Pheadbaq holds the whole picture of our plans – we are reaching out.

Let’s be clear that PHEI only represents Phantom Entertainment. I need to approve the final artwork of teh lapboard and functionality then the rest of the production will commence. I need to hold it in my hands and test the product before 1000s are made.

The Phantom GameStore will hold titles are large as FallOut 3 and also many top rated core and casual games. We are working hard to get the best games possible for our store.

Realize that in todays economy it is VERY hard to get people to buy material goods, food, gas, – you get my point – we are using our equity wisely, that means that we can’t move as quickly as we would like to until we have the means to do so.

I came on board with this company as purely a stockholder wanting to lend a hand, now I have a large part of getting things to work well, and create profit and positivity throughout the company.

Risks are everywhere, I’m making no promises, but I can also tell you that progress is being made, and if and when we get out of the red and into the black again, we will all be happy.