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114. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 10, 2011, 16:53 jsmith
 
Thelemite wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 16:42:
...The seeds were planted years ago with Steam....

Except Steam allows for offline mode with zero issue. The company that has attempted to pioneer this Always-on DRM was Ubisoft, where there is no option to play off line. Steam did nothing more than allow users to keep their games library in an organized environment, easy access to purchasing games, friend's access via chat or voice, convenient backup options, and allow developers cloud support with Steamworks.

Again, unless the game requires an internet connection and directly hooked to Steam in some way, you do not have to be in online mode to use Steam.
 
 
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