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Erm.. if your internet dies for a month you have bigger problems than Steams offline mode. That is not realistic whatsoever unless you live in the middle of literally nowhere.

So let me get this straight, I bought the game and when my connection drops, I receive a warm F*** YOU by steam because I'm not able to be online and you actually encourage such system and even go so far and denounce people without stable connection a lesser life form.

You are so deluded it hurts, I'm fully aware that when you buy something from steam you consciously accept the fact that the game, single player or not will and should be played with some sort of internet connection, it just doesn't seem right and it almost feels like I'm renting a game, not owning it.

There are areas which most ISP don't cover and you're left with one single ISP that isn't too reliable, this however does NOT mean you should go live somewhere with a stable internet connection, this only means that the games you purchase should work properly without internet connection.

Let me go into another extreme - make believe that only major cities have internet access and smaller rural areas don't. Are only people that live in certain places "allowed" to play games?
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So let me get this straight, I bought the game and when my connection drops, I receive a warm F*** YOU by steam because I'm not able to be online and you actually encourage such system and even go so far and denounce people without stable connection a lesser life form.
You are so deluded it hurts, I'm fully aware that when you buy something from steam you consciously accept the fact that the game, single player or not will and should be played with some sort of internet connection, it just doesn't seem right and it almost feels like I'm renting a game, not owning it.
There are areas which most ISP don't cover and you're left with one single ISP that isn't too reliable, this however does NOT mean you should go live somewhere with a stable internet connection, this only means that the games you purchase should work properly without internet connection.
Let me go into another extreme - make believe that only major cities have internet access and smaller rural areas don't. Are only people that live in certain places "allowed" to play games?

If its a single player game, steam will not close it out just because it loses connection. In a multilayer game that runs VAC i think it might, but Ive never had TF2 dc on me......
post #53 of 143
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So let me get this straight, I bought the game and when my connection drops, I receive a warm F*** YOU by steam because I'm not able to be online and you actually encourage such system and even go so far and denounce people without stable connection a lesser life form.
You are so deluded it hurts, I'm fully aware that when you buy something from steam you consciously accept the fact that the game, single player or not will and should be played with some sort of internet connection, it just doesn't seem right and it almost feels like I'm renting a game, not owning it.
There are areas which most ISP don't cover and you're left with one single ISP that isn't too reliable, this however does NOT mean you should go live somewhere with a stable internet connection, this only means that the games you purchase should work properly without internet connection.
Let me go into another extreme - make believe that only major cities have internet access and smaller rural areas don't. Are only people that live in certain places "allowed" to play games?

Online gaming is just that - online. If you're playing a single player game, steam has a perfectly functioning offline mode.

Does it work in all games? Nope, but that's not steam's fault. Those games don't work without an always-on DRM service regardless of what platform (or lack there of) you run it on. Blame the publisher not the platform.

Just the facts of life buddy.
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WOW. This is an excellent group of titles, none of which I own.

I'm in on this one for sure.
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donated 6bucks, all to THQ
american red cross and humble isnt going bankrupt, THQ is..let's hope they can stay afloat tongue.gif
 
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Online gaming is just that - online. If you're playing a single player game, steam has a perfectly functioning offline mode.
Does it work in all games? Nope, but that's not steam's fault. Those games don't work without an always-on DRM service regardless of what platform (or lack there of) you run it on. Blame the publisher not the platform.
Just the facts of life buddy.
What part of offline mode never works for me, do you not get?
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What part of offline mode never works for me, do you not get?

The part where you aren't reading. Try again.
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Thq's gonna need 'bout tree-fiddy,
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Thq's gonna need 'bout tree-fiddy,
DAMN LOCHNESS MONSTER.
Seriously, are people complaining about this? I mean, you get to choose where the money goes...and these are all excellent games. I honestly see no downside to this, especially if its raising a huge amount of money for charity and the developer.
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Wow, the humble (formerly "indie") bundle has changed over the last few years. Used to be relatively obscure games Now it's just older popular games (albeit really good ones). I used to like seeing the random indie games in the bundles, almost always worth trying out. It's just not the same now. :-/
    
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