The Dreamcast is well known for being the first video game console to be internet-ready out-of-the-box thanks to its built-in modem. This was a huge part of Sega's strategy for their little gray box. They wanted to connect gamers all around the world and allow them to play Dreamcast together, regardless of whether they were in the same room or on opposite sides of the planet. While the Dreamcast was first and foremost a gaming machine, Sega wanted it to be even more than that. For many families the Dreamcast provided their first portal to the world wide web. Sega made connecting to the internet a breeze with easy-to-use web browsing software and keyboard and mouse peripherals to make navigation as natural as it would be on a desktop PC.