I've had enough of this internet dependency.
My internet was out for a few days and I was literally paralyzed, I could play maybe 20% of my games.
- Wanted to play Max Payne 3 (I have the box, not the Steam game), it always forces you to download big multiplayer patches on game startup, even though I only wanna play single player, and you can't play single player without downloading the patch, so I couldn't play the game.
- Steam locked me out because you can't set it to offline mode without being online to do that. So if your net is suddenly down and you didn't set Steam to offline mode because you're not psychic, Steam turns into a brick.
- Tried to play The Witcher 2 (I have the box, not the Steam game), the patching manager for that game is ridiculous, couldn't play.
Even now that I'm back online, I'm spending too long a time waiting for Steam updates, game patches, and all this crap.
I've been a PC player since infancy but I'm beginning to feel like I'm on my PS3, I spend half the time dealing with unnecessary internet crap forced down my throat.
This stuff should be mandatory only for playing online games, online. If I'm attempting to play an online multiplayer game, rape me with your patches all you want. I shouldn't have to put up with any of this to play a single player experience.
I miss the days when I could play the single player experience after installing it. Nowadays the word install means nothing. You are forever tied to the publisher's servers.
I didn't make this a blog because trying to attach it to the PC boards through the search engine is futile, the platform doesn't come up, only a hundred other results!