Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 10:47 UTC
Games More and more evidence is pointing towards the next Xbox requiring an always-on internet connection in order to play any games - i.e., once you lose your connection, you can't play any game at all. Three minutes after losing your connection, "your" game will suspend itself and stop playing. Microsoft's Adam Orth took to Twitter to defend this anti-consumer practice, but he did so in the most ungraceful of ways.
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RE[5]: Comment by Beta
by WereCatf on Sat 6th Apr 2013 07:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Beta"
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"I don't quite understand what your problem is, could you clarify?

Why you’re not seeing the problem, you already had your steam client running when you ‘lost internet’. Close steam, disable internet, try to play any game that uses steam drm.

Well, I just tried it. I disabled Steam auto-start, disabled Internet, rebooted the system, then fired up Steam which asked whether I want to start it in offline-mode, and finally I fired up a few games: all works just as they're supposed to.

So no, I still don't understand the problem. Do clarify, what game do you have a problem with and exactly what kind of a problem?

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