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Xbox Arcade games offline

#11GGearXPosted 1/29/2013 6:33:33 PM
Dragon Nexus posted...
From: GGearX | #008
Well that's dumb. I can't play any indies offline. Why doesn't Microsoft fix this?


Because it's not broken.


I spent money on it. I should be able to play it. Simple as that. Let's just hope the next gen isn't like steam where you have to be online to play a game. Or else they are going to lose a lot of customers.
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#12glassghost0Posted 1/29/2013 6:35:07 PM
GGearX posted...
Dragon Nexus posted...
From: GGearX | #008
Well that's dumb. I can't play any indies offline. Why doesn't Microsoft fix this?


Because it's not broken.


I spent money on it. I should be able to play it. Simple as that. Let's just hope the next gen isn't like steam where you have to be online to play a game. Or else they are going to lose a lot of customers.


Pretty sure you don't have to have a constant connection to play most games..
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#13Ginsu VictimPosted 1/29/2013 6:36:21 PM
GGearX posted...
Let's just hope the next gen isn't like steam where you have to be online to play a game.

There IS an offline mode in Steam.
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#14AbstraktProfSC2Posted 1/29/2013 6:37:49 PM
Big_Nabendu posted...
Transfer your licenses?
Do explain good sir.


Im guessing you had another XBox get the RROD or something and transferred your gamertag to this new xbox? Well, the games you bought on the previous XBox show up while offline but you can only play the trial.
Thats because when you transfer your account to a new xbox, you DONT transfer the licenses with it. The only way "they" can tell you bought the game is if youre online
Unless you transfer the licenses to your games over

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live/marketplace-and-purchasing/download-content

Be careful though. You can only do it once every 4 months IIRC and I was only able to transfer one games license.
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#15GGearXPosted 1/29/2013 6:38:48 PM
Ginsu Victim posted...
GGearX posted...
Let's just hope the next gen isn't like steam where you have to be online to play a game.

There IS an offline mode in Steam.


Haven't been on steam in a while so maybe they fixed it. But when I tried to play portal it said I needed Internet.
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#16Carte360Posted 1/29/2013 6:39:08 PM
GGearX posted...
Carte360 posted...
All of them can be played offline.


What? I tried to get on fortress craft and I can't.
Not all games are playable offline.



Uhhhhhh... Indie games =/= Arcade games afaik. Had he said indie games then I would have said 'None of them can be played offline."
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#17Carte360Posted 1/29/2013 6:40:31 PM
flame030191 posted...
Carte360 posted...
All of them can be played offline.


There are a few that require online Gold accounts, but they're the MP only games like Gotham City Imposters



I was going to add this but was too lazy, knew someone would correct it sooner or later. Though, it is pretty obvious that it would be the case for mp only games.
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#18PorcupinePosted 1/29/2013 6:58:08 PM
Yeah the indie games not being playable offline surprised me when I first got my Xbox 360 as well last year.

The one thing I think is that Microsoft should put a notice on every Indie Game's description that says the title CANNOT BE PLAYED OFFLINE.

Since they don't do that, I feel as though they should give me my money back on some of the early Indie Games I purchased.
#19Super CreaturesPosted 1/29/2013 7:07:50 PM
Dragon Nexus posted...
It's something to do with indie games not being regulated and covered by the ESRB.


I agree with others that say that it is mostly likely due more to content control than the games not being rated.

By requiring a connection to Live to launch indie games, that can assure that if a game does happen to slip through with inappropriate content (such as somebody, some how, slipping kiddie porn through the review process), they can "flip a switch" and disable access to the game that contains that content, instead of just blocking the download of the game.
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