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No you don't, Steam has an offline mode for a reason.
And suddenly when you are without internet and say: well there is at least offline mode...
but you need the connection to enter offline mode and even if you are in offline mode there are timers that tells when you can't play cuz "it needs to update"
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
And suddenly when you are without internet and say: well there is at least offline mode...
but you need the connection to enter offline mode and even if you are in offline mode there are timers that tells when you can't play cuz "it needs to update"
Then how come I use offline mode whenever my connection goes down.
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Yeah, I was pretty excited at first. But in some cases, it is not the greatest choice for getting a game at the best price--for example, regarding a lot of blockbuster titles, the price doesn't really go down much over time. Then for other games, it's dirt-cheap.

I am still wary though--you're still at their mercy. I don't quite like that power dynamic. But for now, I'm cool with the way Steam works (until I get the shaft, then I'm gone).
    
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Then how come I use offline mode whenever my connection goes down.
That's funny. every time I have my TP cable out and tries to start offline mode it tells me it can't connect to steam etc.
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does steam support games that you dont purchase from steam the same way?

Could I install my disc of COD4 into steam and see whos playing get updates etc?
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That's funny. every time I have my TP cable out and tries to start offline mode it tells me it can't connect to steam etc.
You can play without the internet otherwise offline mode wouldn't make any sense.

As for downsides someone mentioned it usually isn't the cheapest but is also usually priced about the same.

My main gripe is no re-selling of your purchased games.
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but if they go out of business, they're under no obligation to unlock your games (at which point you're **** out of luck).
post #18 of 44
Steam will allow you to back up your games aswell, so if you backed them up, burn the back up to DVD(S), you will have that to use to reinstall your games with out having to redownload them all. (Quite useful, in my opinion.)
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but if they go out of business, they're under no obligation to unlock your games (at which point you're **** out of luck).
Gabe Newell said if that ever did happen they probably would release a patch that would unlock all games.
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Try selling your games
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