In case anybody doesnt know, this was a 28k modem for your SNES (or genesis, if you went that route)
You put it into the console, put your game on top of it, and connected to a networking service. You could check news, and add people as friends.
People had a limited amount of text to put in their profile, a little over a paragraph.
There were 4 character slots in total, most of the time people made the first slot their main gaming character, and the 3 others for what we called "boardz" or "Boredz" in which you made a character like "MKNEWS"
and filled the profile up with current rumors about MK.
There was alot of variety in the "Boreds" some covered current events, others had movie reviews. It was alot of fun just going through different names, seeing if they existed, and adding them to your friends.
ANYWAY... The gaming went rather well, if you had a static free line.
You connected to the network (with whatever game you had in, I only played MK2, and DOOM) and the network paired you with someone. The network then disconnected, and saved the phone number of the person it paired you with. Then the modem called the person, and the xband on the other end connected to you. Then you played moderately laggy games on MK2, and no one ever did finishing moves because the lag made the button presses not register.
The best part was when someones mom picked up, HELLO? HELLO? WHO IS THIS!?!? MOOOOOOM IM TRYING TO PLAY XBAND HANG UP THE PHONE!!