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From Dust DRM Dust Up - Refunds Offered? [Updated]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has word that From Dust does indeed require a constant internet connection to play, in spite of assurances from Ubisoft directly to us and VG247 that the god game would not use this form of DRM (we were told "You will not need to be connected online when playing From Dust's single player campaign and challenge modes"). requires connecting to the internet every time the game is launched, and there are comments on RPS from readers who claim they've been able to get refunds for the game through Steam based on the misrepresentation of the game's DRM. Updated: Apologies for the initial misinterpretation of this, as the game does not require a constant internet connection. The uproar is actually over the game needing to validate over the internet to launch each time it plays. This is apparently a contradiction to some previous forum posts, but is not necessarily inconsistent with what we were told about the game's DRM. Our sincere apologies for the error, and its unnecessary contribution to the uproar over this.

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29. Re: From Dust DRM Dust Up - Refunds Offered? [Updated] Aug 19, 2011, 09:21 Dev
 
webname wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 04:22:
And whats the deal with steam users, surely they cant care steam is precisely the same disease , gotta go online suck down updates (open wide we are gonna drain your cap ) or play on lan it requires the net as well. Seems rather ironic to me ??
You CAN play offline with most steam games (can't really do it with most multiplayer modes, but since you are online when doing multiplayer its kinda a moot point). You can also set games to never update if you don't want it to use your cap. Then if you need a particular game to update, change the setting on it to update again.

As for LAN, it depends on the game. For instance with Terarria on LAN, I do NOT have to go online on steam to play it on my LAN.

Dirwulf wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 22:39:
I bought the game on Xbox before all this went down. Its too bad they fucked up the PC version, because its a pretty good game. Its not really made for a controller though. I would have loved to have seen it on PC. Maybe in 6 months when they remove the DRM and its on a Steam sale for $5.
Wishful thinking. Still hasn't happened with settlers 7, and I think thats going over a year now?
 
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