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Just wondering because there's a FPS game I brought recently and I wanted to play it today.
I couldn't update the game of course, but rather than let me play offline or something I was prompted to check for errors and denied from playing. I even tried re-creating it to make sure I wasn't being fooled.
Now if something like this ever happens on a 360 or PS3, you can still play until you get back online, at which point the update is required (as I'm sure you all know). I deleted my connection's security code, and then even the connection itself, and both times was prompted to fix/create connections, then booted away from the game.
Triforce Heroes should come with a firmware of at the very least 9.5, but more likely something like 10.1. bulls***, forcing me to alter my system I bought to play games, and not to update. There needs to be a lawsuit about this at least regarding offline games.
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That’s to say that that all new games will be unplayable unless, of course, those who developed the USB hacks are somehow able to add the new key to the devices.
And Medal of Honor won’t be the only game to tie to the key.
And there'll be another game I'll buy for my 3DS in April/May next year, will I be able to play that game too without updating? bulls***, forcing me to alter my system I bought to play games, and not to update. There needs to be a lawsuit about this at least regarding offline games.
Seeing as the game has an online mode (which requires the latest firmware to use), I'd assume the game includes a system update on the cart (for whatever version was the latest when the game launched). You can't launch a game that has a system update on the cart if you're using old firmware. Can't think of any legitimate reasons not to want to update the firmware anyway, but no, many games require the latest firmware at the time, and will include said firmware on the cart, and if you start a game you bought from the e Shop that requires an update, it will not start until you do so. Carts will always come pre-loaded with a firmware update from a couple months before they're released, and will not allow you to boot the game without the update. bulls***, forcing me to alter my system I bought to play games, and not to update. There needs to be a lawsuit about this at least regarding offline games.
Basically, this will allow you to use the PSN and play your games online while still having an older PS3 firmware version installed, such as 3.15.
If, eventually, a disc game comes out that requires 3.21, you will be forced to upgrade to play that game; there's nothing you can do about that yet. You can go to customize your network settings from XMB, and get to the part about DNS nameservers.