Microsoft finally bringing Internet Browsing to the 360

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  1. Arbitron

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    About time.

    I probably won't use it much, but it's still neat.
     
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  3. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Meh.
    I don't really see the need for it at this point.
    I have several devices that can browse the web at this point.

    I'm an avid Chrome user, but IE9 really is not a bad browser and altogether expected, really.
     
  4. WTDylio

    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    Neat, but goddamn it's gonna take a while to get used to a browser that isn't Chrome :lol 

    Although to be honest I probably won't use it much anyways as my computer is right next to the Xbox :p 
     
  5. Arbitron

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    I think this will be useful because with a Skype app on the horizon, I'm pretty close to using my Xbox for everything now. This addition will make me use it 24/7.
     
  6. MetalRyde

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    im on my pc.
    using firefox.
    surfing the net.
     
  7. Dirge121

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    Were it not for smartphones or laptops I might get some use out of this. Good for whoever needs it though.
     
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    The only time a browser would be useful on a console is if you can use it at the same time you're playing a game. Otherwise, I'll just set my laptop next to me.
     
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    Cool.

    Dunno if I'll use it, but cool.
     
  10. Gigatron_2005

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    For Gold members only I would bet. Paying to use Internet Explorer is both hilarious and sad at the same time.
     
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    But, you're not paying for IE. You pay gold for other stuff.

    Now if they charged extra for this, that'd be a joke.
     
  12. Omegax80

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    THIS.

    You pay gold to play online, use Netflix, and most of their new stuff is only accessible with a gold membership. It would not surprise me if you will need a gold membership to use IE on the 360.

    This is one of the reasons I have not renewed in two years. I go across the street to my friend who has a PS3, and gets everything Microsoft wants you to pay for, for nothing. How can Microsoft charge for these things when Sony allows all their online content for free? I feel as if Microsoft is acting like they are bleeding for money desperately.
     
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    Are you kidding? Look at things like Crackle, which is 100% free to Gold members. Yeah, the ability for online gaming is free on PS3, but PS3 charges for extra stuff, too, it's just doesn't have a membership. You buy it like you would DLCs. Live also gives you a better friends system and party chats, When you factor in what you get between the two, Live's year long subscription is paid off within the first month.

    Also, Xbox Live is far more stable and secure than PS3 "we got hacked and our servers are slow as mole-asses."
     
  14. Starfire22

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    Now?

    Ok...
     
  15. Omegax80

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    That's what I am saying... you are telling me something is free for Gold members... but you have to PAY to be a gold member. The fact I have to pay to be a gold member in order to use Netflix on 360 is absurd. PS3 allows the use of Netflix on their system for free.
     
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    You're still being charged for access to all the App's and stuff they require gold membership for. Which couldn't have been made more obvious by them bumping up the subscription cost by $5 across the board after they added a bunch of new things last year. And those Apps and stuff are something a good many people don't use and don't even want. Like myself.

    I never use Netflix, Zune, Facebook, or any of the other crap that requires Gold membership. I'm a gamer and that's the only reason I bought my 360: to play games, online or off. Not because I wanted some "All-in-One" media device that MS seems hellbent on turning the 360 into.. But I'm still stuck paying for access to all that stuff I don't use and don't want if all I wanna do is play games online with my friends. It's why I really, really wish MS would introduce a new membership level. Bring back Silver and have that grant access to online gaming, friends list functions, and party chat for around half the cost of Gold. That's it. Let the customers decide what they want to pay for.
     

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