The thing with Steam is that I could still play my games while offline as long as they were installed on my PC. That wasn’t the case, prior to todays news, with the XBox One. If you lost your internet connection for more than 24 hours it would become a $500 paper weight. Going back to Steam for a second. It is pretty hard to get your account completely shut down. If you get VAC banned due to cheating all that happens is you lose the ability to access secure Steam servers; you can still play them online and offline. You pretty much have to be hacking into other peoples accounts or committing credit card fraud to completely lose access.