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  • Dreamcast

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  • Wii

    21 58.33%
  • PS3

    5 13.89%
  • Xbox 360 (is this possible?)

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    13 36.11%
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Thread: Do you surf the net on your consoles?

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    Default Do you surf the net on your consoles?

    Do you surf the net on your consoles? If so, which ones?

    I've included a list of internet capable systems.

    edit: I should add, I did this entire poll on my PSP
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    Sometimes I whip out my DC and surf with it, just to get some old style online feeling.
    Also my game.com has seen some surfing in the past, only for a few minutes though

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    I don't. That's what I have a PC for.

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    I used to surf the net on Dreamcast.
    Currently catching up on PSN, WiiWare, Wii U E-Shop and Xbox Live Arcade exclusives I missed.

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    Not yet

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    No, I used to use my Dreamcast all the time though. I prefer the use of a PC for the internet. But it was fun using the DC in my room and everything. Even at night when I needed to use Google for *cough* "Research"

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    I used to use the Dreamcast as my only Internet connection. For the longest time I did it for free, because somebody had figured out how to decode passwords for free Netzero accounts and make them work with the Dreamcast. It was clunky and it was slow, awkward even though I had a keyboard, but it was better than nothing. Once I got a PC I didn't look back, though. Console Web surfing just can't compare, and I don't think I would want to surf the Web on the newer consoles, even over a broadband connection.

    Maybe the Web browser wasn't so hot, but the Dreamcast had some pretty nice online gaming for it's time. At least for someone who had never played online on a PC. I remember having some fun Quake III matches.

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    Used to on my Saturn. In fact, that's how I first got my parents on the net.

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    Not all all. As someone already said, that's what my PC is for.

    I'll reconsider it when a console comes out with a standard keyboard to type with and a decent browser. Screw typing with a gamepad.

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    well if i am in the middle of something on the pc (most often its CoH) and i want to browse the net real quick i use my Wii. if i am at school i use my psp since i dont have a laptop.
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    When my wife was on the PC I have used the Wii a couple of times otherwise I just stick with the computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuropolitique View Post
    Used to on my Saturn. In fact, that's how I first got my parents on the net.
    bahhh... I can't believe I forgot the Saturn. I even just bought the modem for it and everything!

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    If I don't feel like getting out of my recliner, I'll use the PS3, but otherwise it's PC for me.
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    Yep, Wiicade.com makes it intersting to surf a little bit on the Wii. That and when the wife wants to quickly look up movie listings we'll kick the Wii on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopkins View Post
    I used to use the Dreamcast as my only Internet connection. For the longest time I did it for free, because somebody had figured out how to decode passwords for free Netzero accounts and make them work with the Dreamcast.
    Heh, I did the same thing. I installed FreeI on my brother's computer, but the banner ad program kept crashing, and the computer would stay online (FreeI would supposedly only let you surf if you kept their banner ads running). I got some info off FreeI's site, and managed to configure it for Apple's Internet Connect program to bypass the ads. Then I tried it on the Dreamcast and it worked great. Started setting everyone up with free internet access. Then FreeI went out of business. Bummer. Still, it was fun to surf on the Dreamcast and download game cinemas from Sega's site.

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    I use to surf the net with the NETLINK SEGA SATURN which wasn't one of the options above. Great times for me and I always liked the idea of being jacked into Cyberspace on a console. Since then I can't say I have, but I want to fit some kind of devoted "Emulation Only" (meaning I'm not interested in some PC powerhouse to run current stuff) Internet DSL/Cable Modem accessible computer stuffed inside the shell of a Japanese Mega Drive system, with the keyboard and mouse actually fitting into the controller ports. But I have yet to find someone who can do that, and Ben Heckerdorn probably isn't taking commission jobs for his outlandish creations that we all drain into our boots over.

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    When I used to own my Dreamcast I was surfing the net to download some save game files from Gamefaqs, and some Quake III matches.

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    When I'm not near a computer, I occasionally use my N-Gage to check something on the net. It's slow (like all cell net connections), but it works.
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    I, too, started regukar net surfing via the Staurn Netlink. I actually do surf the web with the PS3. I like being able to download songs striaght to the harddrive and transfer to the PSP. I can also do that with videos (like on Google Video) but I need to find more links to places I can download directly to the PS3...

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    Another no console person here. I stick to computers and when on the go the laptop works just fine. I wouldn't mind using a DS or PSP for quick access but I don't own a PSP and certainly am not about to buy a browser for my DS that costs so much.
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