Do I need the Internet to play new games?

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#1 Posted by lostsoul039 (106 posts) -

I've been playing Quake4 for 7 years so I figure I can use a new game but I don't want the Internet to download a bunch of crap to my computer. I buy Rage and it has 3 DVD's which I know has enough info to play the game so my question is Are there any new game that I can play on Windows 7 without downloading this Stream crap to my computer?

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#2 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
How are you supposed to play games against other people without the Internet? Games are competitions of skill, designed to be played against or with other people. If you just want to play interactive movies masquerading as games, go buy a console.
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#3 Posted by XaosII (16705 posts) -

You'll have to research it based on the title you are interested.

You are still making a mountain out of a molehill. How does the medium in which you get the game matter, instead of just playing the game?

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#4 Posted by groowagon (4543 posts) -

I don't want the Internet to download a bunch of crap to my computer.

lostsoul039

sounds like something my grandma would say...

...without downloading this Stream crap to my computer?

lostsoul039

it's Steam, and it's your best friend when it comes to PC gaming.

welcome to 2012.

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#5 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

A PC without the internet is like a sink without running water.

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#6 Posted by funkyzoom (1531 posts) -

Most single player games don't require internet to play, but you will need to access the internet at least once in the beginning, to activate the game. After initial activation, you won't need internet anymore. Anyway, I'm surprised that you're saying Steam is crap. In fact, Steam is probabaly one of the best things to have happend to PC gaming. Its just too damn good.

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#7 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
do your research before buying a game. Even a lot of single player games need internet activation these days.
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#8 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

You'll have to research it based on the title you are interested.

You are still making a mountain out of a molehill. How does the medium in which you get the game matter, instead of just playing the game?

XaosII

Well, if he's like me - his ISP has a monthly data limit so the less downloading the better. :(

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#9 Posted by WaterSphere (203 posts) -
Pretty sure you can still get the retail box and play without internet. Definitely depends on the title you are looking at.
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#10 Posted by Kjranu (1741 posts) -
Greetings from the future age. it's time to leave the stone age and join us on the world wide web!
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#11 Posted by EliteM0nk3y (3382 posts) -
Check out GOG then, once you have downloaded the game you can do what ever you want with it, and you don't have to connect to the internet to play them
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#12 Posted by Amigro (737 posts) -
Check out GOG then, once you have downloaded the game you can do what ever you want with it, and you don't have to connect to the internet to play themEliteM0nk3y
You can do that on Steam as well...
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#13 Posted by EliteM0nk3y (3382 posts) -

[QUOTE="EliteM0nk3y"]Check out GOG then, once you have downloaded the game you can do what ever you want with it, and you don't have to connect to the internet to play themAmigro
You can do that on Steam as well...

What I meant is that he doesn't need to use Steam, no external software required to use games bought from there. And with Steam you need to play a game once while connected to the internet before you can play it offline.

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#14 Posted by SharkheadHD (227 posts) -

I've been playing Quake4 for 7 years so I figure I can use a new game but I don't want the Internet to download a bunch of crap to my computer. I buy Rage and it has 3 DVD's which I know has enough info to play the game so my question is Are there any new game that I can play on Windows 7 without downloading this Stream crap to my computer?

lostsoul039
I'm not certain what you're asking about, you're telling us you have 3 DVDs for RAGE and yet you still need to download the files from Steam to play it?