Hi all, Just recently after not playing Mk8 for a long time I noticed some things. I would be great to have some of my findings confirmed. Here they are: Can mk8 be played without a internet connection on FW 5.5.0? As far as I can tell, you NEED a internet connection to play MK8 on fw 5.XXX as the game prompts you for an update wich is not skippable. If so I think this is a bad thing. No internet = No play even if you havethe original disc you payed for. Things get evenmore complicated if you have your files on your external hdd, if that breaks and you have no internet for whatever reason, you cannot update so you cannot play anymore. Mariokart automaticly presses the A button upon starting the game, skipping the demo movies of the gameyou would normally get after waiting a while. Is it me but is it not possible to watch the game demos anymore?