Steam‘s come a long way since its days as a
streetwise tough with nothing to lose glorified Trojan horse building block for Valve’s empire, but it’s far from perfect. Far, far, far, far from it, to be precise in a uselessly vague sort of way. One especially purple, pulsating sore spot? Offline mode, which kind of, well, isn’t. Best case scenario, it requires an Internet connection once every couple weeks, something many players have chalked up to the increasingly unnecessary evil that is DRM. Apparently, however, Valve considers that a kink in the system, and it’s working to let Steam run offline indefinitely.