I was downloading a game, at about the 4GB mark, when all of the sudden had no net access. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a offline backup of the computer. Fast forward a hour & 30 mins, and I tried to run a different game that was on Steam, and I couldn't. Still had no net access. I tried going into offline, but I need to be online to be offline. That locked me out of all those games. I had to wait for the ISP to fix whatever issues they had to be able to play games again. This is what pisses me off about Steam's DRM. I bought the bloody games, but I can't play any of them. Just for the heck of it, I tried doing the same thing on origin, started to download a game, I pulled the CAT-5, stopped the download, and exited out of origin. I then reran it, and went to offline mode, and it actually allowed me to access the other games I had available. On origin, it seems to store the user+password in some cache locally on the machine. On steam, they don't have that, and it needs some kind of confirmation signal from steam's DRM servers to 'activate' offline mode.