[QUOTE="Bigboi500"]If you are playing PS + software that you downloaded for free, you have to sign in to play some titles, like the Back to the Future games. If you can't get online for whatever reason, your PS3 will think the subscription has run out and it prevents you from playing it until you log back in.
That's odd because if you check my profile I have that 5 Episode Back to the Future series and I have 100% in all of them but the last I have 90%. I own 3 PS3s.
Two of them are always offline, disconnected so as to not screw up my main livingroom PS3 which is always online.
Those games I played in my offline Bedroom PS3, and I am always offline in there.
I've owned Two PS3's since PS3's launch just like I bought 2 360s at 360 launch.
PS3 PSN is like PC's Steam just like XBL Gamertag in that you can't be logged in the same account at the same time ONLINE. You can however have the same PSN account offline. That's why other PS3's are always offline. I picked up a third PS3 in 2009ish, for the Bedroom.
If you turn on another PS3 with your PSN, it will boot out the other PS3. I learned real fast if I was playing games with friends, if my lady turned on another PS3, I would be booted. So I turned those PS3's off except for my main.
I don't know what issue you ran across, but it certainly doesn't seem to be the norm for PSN. I've never run across that issue you speak of, and I have over a hundred PSN games, and over 1000+ Downloads for PSN. The same for 360.
I get these machines at launch, so I've had time to aquire games. My Wii was maxed out in games in the first year.
I read your post last night, and I checked last night my Back to the Future games upstairs on my offline PS3.
PSN does not require me to log online at all to play Back to the Future.
PS+ has a counter on the games. If I had to guess, you were going through some sort of renewal process at the time. I can see a counter on my games, 600 days or whatever. So, clearly when that internal counter is up, I will have issues. It won't be because BTTF, it will be because I renewed late.
Those BTTF games indeed work offline. While I did this, my GF was online downstairs on my livingroom PS3 playing LBP Karting. I only take those machines online to update any trophies I get every few weeks. Sometimes it's just a Blu-Ray player for my Bedroom as all my TV's are HD.It might be different if you bought them instead of downloading them from PS + section, or, in my case, it might be because I have had PS + for a long time (more than a year) and the dated subscription period ran out, but since I still have PS + I have continued access to it when I sign in.
I suspected before that it may have been a renewal issue. After reading your post, it seems to be the case.
I believe it's that the dated sub period ran out, and needed renewed.
I can't honestly remember if these were a Free PS+ download or if I did buy them since I do have so many games. I can only confirm that I don't need to be online to play them.
So, that mystery will remain. I did check the expiration time, and there was no limit set, but some free PS+ don't use that expiration counter so I'm not sure. (Press Triangle on game instead of X to see info).
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