So my time in this game had been winding down, but I'd been looking to do some coop with a friend. So after my CK2 install was done, I opened up DS just like I've done a thousand times before. Probably literally. Except this time it would only log in to offline mode. I checked my xbox, checked my GFWL marketplace app, and logged in through my browser, and nothing seemed wrong from there. I checked Arkham Asylum, and that also refused to go online. I restarted everything. I uninstalled both of the GFWL components in the add/remove programs control panel, and reinstalled them. Nothing. I tried to follow these instructions. Nothing. Also, Windows installer cleanup has to come from softpedia now because windows won't support it any longer, so I left that alone for now. My queue actually came through with MS support. Cathy passed on the following instructions: This, of course, did nothing. She then started looping back through steps in this list already, so I called it a night with that angle. I then used Windows installer cleanup from softpedia to nuke the sign in client as well as the other two GFWL components. They were gone, finally, and GFWL setup finally acknowledged it needed to download a new sign-in client...until we got to this gem At that point I noticed Windows update was bleeping, and a bunch of .net updates wanted to happen. So fuck it, I did it, and now I'm going to restart as it instructs. But this is bullshit. I guess it's funny that it took this long to happen, and then it just flips me the bird like that. Also, after the MS protips, my Arkham no longer recognizes even the offline sign in, so that's pretty dope.