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I'm concerned about the online requirements to play the indie games...

#1Link484Posted 9/14/2013 4:50:31 AM
So what happens, if like in 10 years, the Xbox Live system won't be active anymore? I won't be able to play all these games anymore? Or if Microsoft ever decides to take down any of these games because of licensed running out or anything. What's the point of this online requirement anyway? You don't have to do the same for Arcade titles.
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#2DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiCPosted 9/14/2013 5:19:14 AM
IDK for sure, but I'd guess that it's cheaper or easier to make the Indie games require an online connection than it is to have them contain copy-protection.
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#3SheepinatorPosted 9/14/2013 5:53:13 AM
I believe the online requirement is to avoid the need for an ESRB rating.
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#4dcn2424Posted 9/14/2013 5:54:59 AM
Don't buy indie games. Indie games don't work when you're not online
#5crynryanPosted 9/14/2013 5:55:33 AM
Imagine if at the end, when they choose tostop providing the servers, they release an update that allows them to be played offline.

It could happen, but the chances of playing a very old Indie Game in 5-10 years are very small.
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#6Super CreaturesPosted 9/14/2013 3:14:45 PM
Sheepinator posted...
I believe the online requirement is to avoid the need for an ESRB rating.

The more pressing reason is so they can block access to a game in case something illegal and/or inappropriate just happened to sneak through the peer review.

I don't know why I have to keep telling you this.
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