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Htown
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(01-09-2014, 10:25 PM)
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UPDATE 2:

Originally Posted by thecharrr

It's a bug

https://twitter.com/Konami/status/421469483274756098

Originally Posted by ToraShiro

Hahaha, just posted this. Yes, I've been in meetings since 1:30PM, and finally came out to be told about the offline issue. Yes, we are looking at it. No, it wasn't actually supposed to do that. That is all!


UPDATE: Strong possibility that it may be a bug with the Steam API, also here is Creative Producer at Platinum's twitter post

Originally Posted by Durante

I'm more convinced now that they just don't handle some return value from some Steam API function correctly.

Originally Posted by Guess Who

This is definitely a function of the way MGR uses the Steam API. Using a modified steam_api.dll allows it to work in Steam Offline mode. I can't say whether it's a bug or deliberate implementation, but it's not any other sort of DRM, all Steam.

Originally Posted by LiK

https://twitter.com/PG_jp/status/421411000680583168


Hmmmmm

ORIGINAL POST:

Fucking seriously, Konami?



Originally Posted by Parsnip

Uuh, looks like Rising doesn't work at all if your internet goes out or if you put Steam in offline mode. That seems... odd.

Originally Posted by Cerity

yep. this is going to be annoying. I was halfway through chapter 2, internet disconnected and MGR just shut down.

Originally Posted by Dolphin_Butter

Just tried offline mode. He seems to be correct.

Originally Posted by MaLDo

My game doesn't start in offline mode O_O

I was going to buy this, but I don't pay for entirely single player games that require always online DRM.

First the region locking nonsense, now this.

Stop treating your customers like criminals, Konami.
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ThoughtsOfSpeaking
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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Bad publishers. Bad.
Napalm_Frank
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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Inferior version twist?
Fracas
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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Disgusting
Soulflarz
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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God Dammit...
Damaniel
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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I'll just play one of my other 600 games on Steam for the 5 minutes per year I'm not online.

I gave up caring about always-online DRM a long time ago. I'm pretty much near Internet access 100% of the time, and the few times I'm not, it's because I've decided to travel somewhere remote, and in those circumstances I'm not bringing any computing devices with me anyway.
Watevaman
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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Thanks for letting us know. Was there any indication beforehand that this was going to be the case?
BrokenIcarus
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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Wow that's a huge fuck you from konami. :(
Mrbob
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(01-09-2014, 10:26 PM)
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Seriously? This wasn't public knowledge either. Konami is the worst. Keep working your way towards irrelevance in the future.
Htown
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Damaniel

I'll just play one of my other 600 games on Steam for the 5 minutes per year I'm not online.

I gave up caring about always-online DRM a long time ago. I'm pretty much near Internet access 100% of the time, and the few times I'm not, it's because I've decided to travel somewhere remote, and in those circumstances I'm not bringing any computing devices with me anyway.

Good for you.
SuicidalSteve
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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why...
Nibel
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But I just praised PG on Twitter :/

What did Konami do again? It's like they try their best to damage the game as much as possible
Nethaniah
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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Bu-bu-but Platinum you guys!
Omikaru
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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Edit: It's since been revealed that this probably isn't DRM, but a bug, so I withdraw my venomous "fuck you" to Konami. :)
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zroid
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I thought we had gotten past this problem
Metalingus5150
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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You had one job Konami!
Gav47
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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Konami is really knocking it out of the park these days.
bobbychalkers
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Well shit! I already gave them money for this...
FStop7
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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Thanks for the warning. Deleted it from my cart just in time.
Imtey
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feel sorry for pc gamers waitin for this

smh
KINGofCRA5H
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(01-09-2014, 10:27 PM)
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Why doesn't it say DRM on the store page???
Mature
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Was definitely planning to double dip on this, but forget about it. Jeez.
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Way to give pirates the superior version of the game, Konami!

They'll be damn grateful.
Jarmel
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Konami getting your anuses ready for MGSV.
Sophia
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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I feel glad I didn't buy this when I had the chance. ><;
SuicidalSteve
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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claim back on false advertising?
-Cade
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Konami continuing their slide into irrelevance one backward practice and misstep at a time.
LeleSocho
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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uh-oh... not good at all.
Fix your shit asap Konami/Platinum
Htown
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Watevaman

Thanks for letting us know. Was there any indication beforehand that this was going to be the case?

None, and it's not mentioned on the Steam store page. The game is a fairly large download, so people just started noticing disconnects and that the game wouldn't work in offline mode a few hours after the game came out.
Nokterian
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Wow just wow....
entrement
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Originally Posted by Nibel

But I just praised PG on Twitter :/

What did Konami do again? It's like they try their best to damage the game as much as possible

Originally Posted by Nethaniah

Bu-bu-but Platinum you guys!

What does PG have to do with this decision?
shagg_187
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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I thought they fixed it?? Wtf.
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EDIT : I really hope this is a bug and it gets fixed before the end of the day

Even though this might be a bug, it is still terrible.
Last edited by Persona7; 01-09-2014 at 11:33 PM.
Echoenigma
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I'm going to wait for JP or the konami rep dude and get some clarification before flipping out too hard.

However.

I've bought every single action title from Clover/Platinum on release since Viewtiful Joe. I bought a Wii U for bayonetta 2 and wonderful 101. Hell, the only reason I didn't pick up rising for 360 was because of the inevitable PC release. But I am sure as hell not picking this up if there's always online DRM. If this gets confirmed I'm going to order a cheap copy for 360 and just play through that.
Durante
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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I'm not sure if it's "has always online DRM" or "has bug which crashes it when not online". Both have the same result for gamers, but I'd still consider them rather different in their implications.
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This honestly looks more like an unintentional glitch rather than intentional programming.

The game gives you no message when you try to boot in offline mode... it tries to boot then crashes to the Desktop. Seems like a quick and easy fix.
Ricerocket
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Interesting...

That's pretty draconian.
kunonabi
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I've bought every platinum game on day 1 brand new except for MGR which i bought used for the ps3 using christmas money. I'm feeling less and less bad about that as time goes on. Fucking Konami.
giancarlo123x
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(01-09-2014, 10:28 PM)
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Worst version confirmed?
kiunchbb
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(01-09-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Good thing I didn't went with the hype and pre order this. I'll buy when it is less than 5 bucks, I can wait.
Jarmel
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(01-09-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by entrement

What does PG have to do with this decision?

Pretty much. This was almost certainly a Konami decision.
Phazon
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(01-09-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Cancellation of my pre-order last week redeemed. Really, fuck you Konami. This is terribad to just keep it secret.:/
reptilescorpio
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(01-09-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Thanks for the heads up, no sale from me until they change the DRM.

Glad I resisted the temptation to pre-order now.
Deadstar
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At least you don't have to sign in using your Konami ID and then with your Metal Gear Rising ID and then verify your social security # and then your birth date and billing zip code.
Yuuichi
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Well, this is certainly a surprise. I would imagine that this is probably grounds for a refund, as there was no such warning on the page, and, as such, the game was falsely advertised. I'll probably hang around, I basically don't play offline, so I should be ok.

Regardless, would be nice if we got treated with a little dignity once and a while, I give it a few days before someone cracks it.
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Originally Posted by Damaniel

I'll just play one of my other 600 games on Steam for the 5 minutes per year I'm not online.

I gave up caring about always-online DRM a long time ago. I'm pretty much near Internet access 100% of the time, and the few times I'm not, it's because I've decided to travel somewhere remote, and in those circumstances I'm not bringing any computing devices with me anyway.

So because you're always connected, that makes the DRM okay?
Nethaniah
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Originally Posted by entrement

What does PG have to do with this decision?

Could have informed the people that this was in....maybe? But nvm that, ''rules of nature!!!! :D:D:D''.
Poetic.Injustice
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Backward ass stuff from Konami.
guybrushfreeman
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Seems to be true. Game just auto quits without an internet connection :( Tested by starting Steam in online mode then cutting internet and trying to start the game.
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(01-09-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Like Dark Souls nobody will give a shit, blah, blah "PC is awesome so whatever." Also why PC pre-sell is bullshit. I thankfully dodged a bullet here.

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