It's one of the reasons why I download everything I buy on GOG, so I have the offline installers forever. OK, it doesn't solve the issue of online games, or games that talk to a server to do XYZ, but it's the best solution I've got right now without becoming a multi-billionaire, buying all of the games devs/publishers one at a time and forcing them to release source code/server-side software when a game is "no longer supported". Actually, it'd probably be cheaper just to lobby politicians to make laws to do the same thing. Quicker, too. Now, how to make those billions...? Agreed. There are - at least in theory - valid reasons to update phones etc... but a toaster? Or a microwave? Or a kettle? Why in any level of Hell would you need any of those connected to the internet?