April 3, 2000
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Sega is giving free Dreamcast consoles to anyone who signs up for their new Internet service.
posted by jjg (5 comments total)
Sounds like a good move to me. They need to start swimming and hopefully they won't get washed out to sea when Playstation2 hits the mainland.
posted by bvanveen at 5:16 PM on April 3, 2000

But can you install a hard drive in one and install Linux?
posted by harmful at 6:08 AM on April 4, 2000

lets see. pay $199 for a dreamcast. OR...

get one for free when you pay $526.80 for 2 yrs of internet service. and oh wait, it gets better, i get to connect through a 56K modem instead of my DSL.

this is a great promotion for sega and the millions of americans that cannot do math.
posted by sikk at 7:30 AM on April 4, 2000

C'mon, Sikk, you know you want to play Chu Chu Rocket with me over the internet...

Actually, I think they're coming out with an ethernet card for the Dreamcast, so you can put it on a network. I'd get more info out of my roommate who was telling me about this, but he's (more than) half-way across the country at the moment.
posted by jason at 11:15 AM on April 4, 2000

i know they say they are. or sources here at checkout.com (of where i work) are telling me this. unknown when though.

and on top of that, i still dont want to have to pay 22 dollars a month to be able to connect to their network to play gamers online.

simply put, id rather pay 199 for a dreamcast than 526
posted by sikk at 4:16 PM on April 4, 2000

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