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If you awoke this morning planning on buying some of the latest winter sale deals on Steam, then don’t plan on doing it anytime soon. This morning, users found their Steam service shutdown. According to Polygon, Steam was down not only here in the US but worldwide. It seems now though, as of time of writing, that the service is up and running (albeit quite wonky and slow still).
The popular digital distribution platform just begun their Winter Sale event yesterday, but looked like the service succumbed to the barrage of online shoppers as the servers quickly shut down. Naturally, the massive discounts attracts many gamers during the holiday season, so interests in discounted games were more than likely the root of the problem. With considerable network activity, Steam is running a bit slow still following the Winter Sale. Steam is also holding their first annual gaming awards and voting began just yesterday with today’s award you can vote for is the “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won an Award” Award.
This isn’t the first time Steam or any other popular gaming network has had their services shut down due to massive activity. Xbox Live and PlayStation Network have both seen their servers down before due to DDoS attacks during the Holiday period. Steam hasn’t issued a statement officially addressing the cause of the servers being down. And at the moment, the store doesn’t appear to be up and working. User’s connection should work, though, so you should be able to run your games as normal. For more updates check Steam’s Services Status at this website: steamstat.us