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Steam is down, it’s not just you – CNET


Back to your regularly scheduled gaming. 


Steam had a mess of issues Thursday, but it appears to be back to normal. Problems started in the morning, according to outage monitor Down Detector. Issues included not being able to open Steam, games lagging and various Steam websites not loading. It took more than an hour before Steam went back to normal. 

Steam Status, an unofficial status tracker of the platform, showed both Steam Store and Community pages were down but both are back up. 

Developed by Valve, Steam is the popular gaming platform for PC. Gamers use the program to launch and buy games while also communicating with others through various community pages. 

Valve didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the outage. 

Originally published on Jan. 30, 9:37 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:50 a.m. PT: Adds more details. 10:17 a.m.: Adds background information. 10:29 a.m.: Update on Steam being back up. 

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