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Rylie Crosbie · 4 hours 56 mins ago
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

i cant go on whats da problem gabin quit

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Melli Hendricks · 26 August 2015 - 01:32
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

what why is it down?

Matt Acerra · 25 August 2015 - 22:49
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

Steam is down for routine maintenance every Tuesday.

Yanique Grant · 25 August 2015 - 22:44
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

went down in Bristol in the UK. it hardly ever goes down to me. so this time, its a bad thing steam NEEDS to fix.

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Beth Meneses · 24 August 2015 - 01:01
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

Can't connect. LA

Peter M Hawkeye · 24 August 2015 - 00:58
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

Servers just went down for access in Sydney, Australia.

Chuck Superuser · 23 August 2015 - 17:59
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

My team flood f#!ky steam website, upload it malware shity steam..
CREDIT TO St4ndalone and m3tal !!!

Nick Dragomir · 23 August 2015 - 17:55
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

Can't connect from EU.

Grace Lackley · 23 August 2015 - 17:54
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

down af

David Walters · 23 August 2015 - 17:50
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Nigel Savill · 18 August 2015 - 23:07
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

many others in uk having steam down issues or just me?

Hank Haxerson · 18 August 2015 - 23:02
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows


Tom Roupp · 10 August 2014 - 14:21
United States · PenTeleData · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

Nice timing there Steam. :( just glad this only happens on occasion. wish it didn't happen at all. -.-

Angel Olivares Duque · 10 August 2014 - 14:00
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 34.0 on Windows is UP and reachable.
The website is probably down just for you...

#Fail #Bruh

Andrew Pike · 9 August 2014 - 20:26
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 31.0 on Windows

For those who are wondering steam is having a connectivity problem it isn't down but it takes awhile to get to anything in Steam

Cedric Porter · 24 July 2014 - 09:28
United States · Comcast Cable · Firefox 31.0 on Windows

When is steam not down. >:C Always down, can't even play a game or talk to friends with out it going down on you.

Jeffrey W. Sosebee · 23 July 2014 - 23:24
United States · The Tri-County Telephone Association · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

What the crap is this -401 error BS?! And why am I signing out when I try to add content to my Steam profile?

Ewan Ko Nga Lang · 18 July 2014 - 10:11
Philippines · Philippine Long Distance Telephone · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

"Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "" on this server.
Reference #18.207303c7.1405703435.1fb07f9d"

anyone else having this issue?

Mark Paul Morales · 16 July 2014 - 19:30
Philippines · Philippine Long Distance Telephone · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

dota2 update during while game is going on. and i'm abbandoned and my will be reported again pls do soimething about this cause we have slow connection so i cant update easily pls do something about this my acoount name mrPresident .

Joe Anthony Colascione · 15 July 2014 - 19:07
United States · Optimum Online · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Reasons steam might be having issues, well because theirs a storm brewing right now and it might affect people in the east because i'm having this insane storm witch huge ass bolts of lightining ok wel this isn't minecraft but you get the picture and the rain is coming down so hard it looks like hail like dah fuk?

Phil The Thrill Wiltzius · 15 July 2014 - 18:41
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Steam isn't working for me either. They usually do server downtime at 4pm PST but this has gone way past their normal down time.

Tamie Day · 15 July 2014 - 16:08
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

whoa wait a minute, denied access, for what reason? Seriously, that's just odd. I was in the middle of installing an update.

Safik Al Munawar · 3 July 2014 - 06:57
Indonesia · FASTNET · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

my steam cant update. im tryin to uninstall steam and install it again, but steam request online network and my network is okay. please somebody help me out. thanks

Jared Snellings · 1 July 2014 - 03:24
United States · CenturyLink · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

"Steam is having problems connecting to Steam servers"

this message comes up everytime I try to log in. I need help please.

Jeffrey W. Sosebee · 29 June 2014 - 06:48
United States · The Tri-County Telephone Association · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I can't search the Community Market without it FREEZING up, or telling me there's an error? I've done rebooted the router and restarted Steam several times.

Gabby Turner · 12 June 2014 - 10:43
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Yep, down for me. Guess it's not an IP error. It gave me that 503 error, but when I refreshed the page, it worked. But now it's down, can't get back on. Just about to mod Skyrim, too.

Erin Q Shaw · 12 June 2014 - 09:43
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Everything was working fine yesterday but now it's saying that the community server is down, and I keep receiving a 503 error when trying to access the workshop. For me it's only in the workshop. Everything else, even the store works properly.

Oskar Svensson · 6 June 2014 - 01:28
Sweden · SavMAN AB · Firefox 30.0 on Windows

The entire Steam service with the exception of the Library and chat groups are inaccesible for me, this includes the News section, Steamcommunity (including my activity feed and inventory) as well as, and
Just gives me error code 118 or a message that the server is likely down (though only seems to be isolated to me? I still get notifications about comments and new items in my inventory and Steam is apparently "online").
Has been this way for 24 hours now, a bit irritating as I have literally no way to contact Valve or Steam Support about this due to not being able to access any of their sites, though strangely enough I can still download games through the service as normal.

Johnny Sangvik Hauge · 5 June 2014 - 07:52
Norway · LOS Bynett · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

its half-down atm Norway It takes ages to load a site in the community, and all that shows is just a plain white site with plain text. No pop-ups or trades are working

Terry Holland · 27 May 2014 - 16:42
Finland · Elisa Oyj · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Finished gaming and was going to upload some screenshots and it failed. Then window popped up asking if want to relog cause of update bringing the stream feature for everyone. Tried to login after the update 4x times and no luck.

This page show's that server would be online..weird. As all other net activity fworks for me.. Facebook, Web browser and Amdg gaming evolved desktop client for example. So why can't i login to Steam account atm. :o :/

Gordan Freeman · 6 May 2014 - 16:43
United States · Comcast Cable

at least i can respect valve by not saying f#!k valve they have to do this to ban people on a waiting list and check for hackers keeping your community safe *smartasses

Mr-Daniel Keelan · 3 May 2014 - 09:32
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

is anybody else having trouble logging into dark souls 2 servers? i have not been able to now for 2 days.. has FAT BOY not sorted the ddos attack out on steam yet?

Ozgun Whsprshadow · 3 May 2014 - 08:26
United States · Leaseweb USA

Well, its getting ridiculous. For me, the suffering has lasted for 3 days. It has turned into normal yesterday night but for half an hour, broken once again. while you can have DotA 2 matches, you are not able to make trades vice versa. Once i had a few trade attempts and the dealer agreed, Steam comm. did not let me display my own inventory either. Idk if all this stems from attacks targeting the Steam servers but this is getting really painful.

Shaun Surplus · 2 May 2014 - 20:26
Australia · iiNet Limited

With the cash they have, you'd think they'd have staff near by ready for this. You'd also think that they would be on security issues like a stink on sh*t! Unreal. This is why Steam sux a*se. Because it ties you to the internet. Unfortunately, we are forced into it. Communist bullsh*t.

Carlos Velasquez · 2 May 2014 - 20:21
United States · CenturyLink

whoever hacks steam on a friday night... or any time at all should be punched in the face my hitler, then satan, then punched in the balls by the hulk :P

Nake Sekulov · 2 May 2014 - 20:16
Macedonia · TRD Net Kabel

when steam stoped working today i go to see my parents in the other room and start to talk with them they seems to be very nice people diddnt notice that :P

Circle Squared · 2 May 2014 - 20:13
United States · Muscatine Power and Water

I called my friend and told him steam was down. All I heard was his phone hitting the ground followed by a sound that could be comparable to a howler monkey being raped by a jackalope while having its manhood shoved in a blender.

Robby Wayne Conover · 2 May 2014 - 20:11
United States · Fuse Internet Access

Steam IS NOT back up.

Guys, As I have already said, this was unplanned and probably won't be fixed until tomorrow. Most of the staff at valve are asleep as most of them are in Eastern time zone. Wait until tomorrow, and it'll be back up.

Steam went down after a guy known as "RickMyDick" started hacking groups on steam and spamming all over the community. He then DDosed the network.

As I said, wait until tomorrow. Goodnight

Helene Duenas · 2 May 2014 - 20:01
Philippines · Globe Telecom

Scheduled maintenance happen on Tuesdays. If it's down on another day it means something unplanned happened like server overload or a vulnerability needs patching ASAP.

This is Valve's fault, obviously, but stop complaining like Valve intentionally planned this downtime on a Friday night.

Cletus Cletus · 2 May 2014 - 19:58
United States · AT&T U-verse

I had just finished rolling noobs, forced em into RQ and began adding them in order to further trolling. One kid threatened he was copy pasting everything and reporting to valve, I'm thinkin no way tard you dont have my friend ID and proceed trolling while upping vulgarity and racism.

And then I was logged out of steam and unable to connect. Dun dun dun....

Wade Fox · 2 May 2014 - 19:57
United States · Time Warner Cable

Down for what? Not like they will ever do anything about the hackers in Ghosts. Want a refund... Start doing SOMETHING!!! In the meantime, thanks, maybe I can get some work done.

Natalli Kosenkova · 2 May 2014 - 19:57
United States · Comcast Cable

This shit is f#!king stupid! Steam goes down and I can't even play my f#!king games! What's the point of buying games through steam if I can't even play before I gotta go to work!?! I gotta work all weekend long.

Craig Tilyard · 2 May 2014 - 19:53
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

I had just got into my helicopter after a briefing with patrol ops on Arma 3... When I had taken off with a full crew i dc'd and I guess none of us crashed. I was kinda worried it was just me but I'm glad I can't be blamed now :]

Jakob Rasmussen · 2 May 2014 - 19:51
United States · The Tri-County Telephone Association

Just wanted to add: don't do this on a f#!king friday night/saturday morning!! People are playing these hours... Chouldn't it wait for... I dunno, monday? :D

Kevin Jones Jr. · 2 May 2014 - 19:51
United States · AT&T U-verse

hmm, i dont think this is maintenance. I was just at GameStop and the guy said he was unable to get me the code for my digital Steam card. I was lucky he still had the scratcher one. But I could be wrong...

Baldemir Frosthearh · 2 May 2014 - 19:50
New Zealand · Telecom New Zealand

I'm excepting free tf2 hats and guns, free dota 2 stuff, 90% discount on all games no exception, and a survivor of the crashdown archivement for everyione (worth 500 points) and more!

Kena Dawn Augustine · 2 May 2014 - 19:44
United States · Comcast Cable

I am so mad! I've had a bad day, and the thought of killing zombies on Dead Island Riptide sounds so awesome right now. A great stress reliever! And wanted to play CoOp. Pleeeeeassse put it back on now. I have faith, but hop;e it didn't get hacked.

Jeremy Ogorman · 2 May 2014 - 19:42
United States · PenTeleData

Finally go sell my PS3 to gamestop get some steam wallet cash and then buy 7 days to die. figured steam was a good idea why buy from anywhere else and the minute i start downloading it dies on me... the irony in this. PA USA

Kara Lynn Herman · 2 May 2014 - 19:42
United States · Charter Communications

I think it was just the cherry on top of the non-existent cake that I was playing rust and I'm now lying in the middle of the road by some rad bears. Ahh, gotta love steam maintenance's.

Todd B. Aubin · 2 May 2014 - 19:41
United States ·

hey you guys complaining about maintainence... its always 4pm Pacific, 7pm EST. They do that because they don't want to bother Europe, which is where most of their player base is. Seriously, in the states we are like 1/3 of their business. Source: Steam. Either way, this is beyond maintainence time, which normally takes 10-30 minutes. This is a major hose jerk.

Dominic Wepa · 2 May 2014 - 19:40
New Zealand · Telecom New Zealand

I love steam they let me on games even if its down for the world. Its funny because i pay 100$ a year for this. I love not have to have it be down for me. My INTERNET is the best like apples. Magikarp is my best steam pokemon and it beats mewtwo. STEAM WE LOVE YOU. Even if people say bad thing they mean they love you.

~Love Magikarp :)

Michelle Lopez · 2 May 2014 - 19:40
United States · Telscape Communications

Steam isn't off for me but about 100 of my friends just went offline. Everyone who is online to me says that it's a international error that we avoided.

Jao Jun Padilla · 2 May 2014 - 19:39
Canada · Yesup Ecommerce Solutions

Having some issues with Steam logging in. Apparently offline mode is what is available. A nice notice would be nice and letting us know when available. I checked our connection and it was fine then this just jumps down to the steam client being the one with issues.

Grouchy Panda · 2 May 2014 - 19:38
United States · Time Warner Cable

Steam is down, this is the greatest tragedy to hit our Nation and the World since WW2. Please pray for the millions of gamers across the world with down time. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all the poor connections.

Ben Abeyta · 2 May 2014 - 19:33
United States · Venture Communications Cooperative

Steam is down, of course it's not the best thing anyone could hope for. I hope it's fixed soon and that they figure out when the ok times are for scheduled maintenance and when the really bad times are.

Cyrus Sepehr · 2 May 2014 - 19:28
Canada · Shaw Communications

not working in vancouver, BC, almost finished my download of bioshock infinite, then it stops all of a sudden and even deleted my progress on the download... F*cking steam.

Chloe Alexandra Collazo · 2 May 2014 - 19:27
United States · Time Warner Cable

Trying to connect, won't even to attempt to connect. Just goes to the connection error pop-up. Seriously, it's a Friday night and this is happening? D: This sucks

Jared Lund · 2 May 2014 - 19:17
United States · SureWest Kansas Operations

Wasn't working one second but now it appears to be back up and running just fine, I can play all my games, CS GO, Dota 2, and Rust. Thanks Valve for the timely repair. +1

Faizzi Lokman · 2 May 2014 - 06:13
Australia · Vodafone Australia

rilex guys, its just 9.10am now in wa.. gabe and his boys are probably not wake up yet.. lets wait until they finish eating their donuts before they repair the server.

Christopher Luther · 29 April 2014 - 17:44
United States · Cox Communications

Steam is down. Probably a late maintenance cycle (usually it's Tuesdays at 4 PM PST).

Edit (+2mins) : Now it's up. Like I said, just maintenance.

Gabriel Bhering · 29 April 2014 - 08:11
Brazil · Ajato Telecomunicacaoa

I can't download the installer or visit the community through the website. It's running like this for a week now and i've checked it out in other computers.. =/

Jason Triggs · 23 April 2014 - 14:27
Canada · Bell Canada

This is bonkers. For well over a month now, Steam Store & Community are down. Steam Support was very little help. In fact, Support had me delete all but a couple folders in the Steam folder so that it could redownload everything.

Didn't help at all.

I'm sure they know what the problem is, but refuse to acknowledge the issue publicly.

Tyler Trant · 21 April 2014 - 17:06
United States · Comcast Cable

Im unable to play any online games, cant get on steam, and cant play any games that aren't even involved with steam, but I can still use the internet. can anyone help

Simen Terp · 21 April 2014 - 05:15
Norway · Get AS

An unexpected error has occurred. Your purchase has not been completed.
Please contact Steam Support.

What the heck, the store is always down. Im getting tired of this, the other users are getting tired of it. Time to try solve the problem?

Rick Lamm · 20 April 2014 - 21:17
United States · Suddenlink Communications

Going through my web browser, Steam takes forever to load - even giving errors from Chrome saying the page is currently unavailable. Through the client, I get error -113, but support has nothing listed for that error.

Patrick William · 19 April 2014 - 07:06
United States · Comcast Cable

What's really aggravating is Steam blames my computer: "It appears that you are not currently connected to the internet or that your internet connection is not configured correctly for Steam..." What BS.

Riley Anderson · 14 April 2014 - 10:26
United States · Comcast Cable

Down again. Noticed significantly slower speeds, then it died. Probably too many games being downloaded for Valve's servers to handle. They really need to upgrade.

Yang Weng · 4 April 2014 - 17:21
United States · Comcast Cable

Steam Store and Community are down for me for the last hour. I can ping them but cannot reach them in Firefox. "IsItDown" reports all is well - oddly.

Adz Don · 30 March 2014 - 06:33
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

It's been 3 weeks now, i can't login on steam, it's keep saying "Steam Servers are down!" or "Connection Timed out" My connection is perfectly fine i never had problem with my router, Steam are going beyond the limit. It's pissing me off

Adam Ritter · 28 March 2014 - 20:05
United States · Comcast Cable

Steam store currently is not working. My internet connection is fine but all attempts to get on the store fail. I love how this freaking site always reports something is up even when it is down. I mean seriously your site sucks.

West Bronks · 26 March 2014 - 21:51
Bulgaria · Comnet Bulgaria Holding.

Steam servers are constantly down for the past week: Steam Error 101, Steam Error 118 Etc. I can't Acces my profile page - those steam error constantly appear every f#!king 5-10 minutes. Trading is nearly impossible, Accessing my profile options is nearly impossible. The only page that will surelly open is The Library page. Fix this soon !!! After the winter sale where now every f#cking weekend we eprerience trading probllems like errors and buggs this is way too much way too much. If not for the thousands of users please do fix it for yourself!! I repeat fix it because using steam for this past week is nearly impossible!!!

Nacho Huet · 26 March 2014 - 16:29
Spain · Telefonica de Espana

We're a group of 50 IL2: Cliff Of Dover Pilots playing an online campaing every wednesday 10:30 - 00:30. (CET+01:00) HRCODWARII
Sorry to say that this is the third time we're suffering your servers breakdown, forcing us to repeat the same mission every week... This situation is getting unaceptable... people is starting to leave the campaing.

Please, could you explain why the servers are being submitted for maintenance tasks?... 00:00 CET+1 is "working time" for online gamers...
Which is the real reason behind this issues?? Do you expect more server problems the coming weeks?..
Thx for your kind support.

Garrett Fuerte · 26 March 2014 - 16:10
United States · Time Warner Cable

People saying this is the first shut down in a while obviously haven't been playing recently. This this the 3rd time in my experience that it went down in the last 2 weeks! I'm not on much either with work. I know it's a free service... but it's still a SERVICE to us and you know they make percentages of games/merch sold so to that I say get your shit together.

Habeel Kakakhel · 26 March 2014 - 09:07
Pakistan · Pakistan Telecommuication

Can't access my Steam Profile, Inventory, etc. Now enough is enough Steam, get your shit back together. This has been happening for the past couple of days.

Miguel Mallet · 25 March 2014 - 14:48
Canada · Bell Aliant

Oh LmAo! yep, going offline with steam will get your library back and you can launch games, but even if your internet is on again, you cannot play online with any games if steam is down, . This is something I just learn while testing this. Now this, is plain stupid. Because steam is offline, I can't play my games online which, they are online and have no problem on their side. sti gang de malade reveillez vous Valve a marde

Nick La Thangue · 25 March 2014 - 14:34
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

@Matthew Collins
What the f#!k are you even talking about? You do realise when you use Steam, buy games through Steam. You're essentially paying for their FREE SERVICE, in which they allow you to access all your games through one organised library (also being able to add non-steam games, also allowing you to use a handy overlay, which makes it easier to access talking with friends. I say again. FOR FREE). It's like you're complaining about a bookshelf for being crooked once in a while when it houses your books? (See I made an outrageous comparison just like you did with the f#!king house and Craigslist)

Steam didn't get to the top of its "game" (pun), just for being crappy did it? If anything its leading pc gaming into a new generation, all that shit with Uplay etc are just trying to copy it because they didn't get the memo of how handy it was to have all games under one launcher. And even so. The Uplay launcher (Assassins creed reference) is shit, it couldn't even save my game on the cloud. The beauty of Steam is you can access it at any computer, and get your games you've already bought at the cheap cost of NOTHING (just your soul).

PS, you wont win that legal battle against Steam. He'll drive your bills up so much you actually will HAVE to get your games through PB, then you can complain on that website too when they don't post a game you want yeah? Nice idea.
Quit complaining about complaining would you? Out of the millions of users on Steam. I don't think you're going to win this, or that legal bullshit case you got.
Services/games don't get popular because of how bad they are? Unless you bought WarZ, then I feel sorry for you. I fell for that too.

Miguel Mallet · 25 March 2014 - 14:04
Canada · Bell Aliant

Yeah, In Canada and this is the first time I'm getting this. I must be just lucky to log on whenever its not down but today it's just not working. Not just steam isn't logging in, game doesn't start either because it just stays to the little screen after double clicking my steam Icon, " Connecting Steam account: " game doesn't launch. I don't care if steam is down or I cant access the store or the community, but separate both things, Why the Fuck do I need steam to run my game? I understand to buy games, ok, but to Run it ? What the f#!k so, just because steam is messed up, means we cant buy AND play ? that's retard I'm sorry

Ok well, if you have the same prob, just unplug your internet cable, launch steam, and it will ask you if you want to launch and stay offline. After that, your library will open and then re plug your cable and you can launch games again. but not access store, install new games, forums etc..

Paramjot Singh · 25 March 2014 - 13:20
United States · Comcast Cable

@Matthew Collins

Why are you even on here? Didn't you just repeat your self for everyone to stop affiliating themselves with steam and their products? Well this page is for steam users. You have no purpose to be posting your rants about how everyone should just pirate games. If you had even the slightest intellectual ability, you would know if everyone started pirating games developers would stop developing games due to no finances. Only retards with your uneducated brain on this topic would talk shit without having actually thinking.

And to the point where you talk about others complaining on the source and not trying to solve the issue. Are you retarded? You are the most hypocritical bitch I've ever seen. Talking about others complaining, yet you're complaining about others. Why not use your own ideology and solve the problem yourself by ignoring this page and the content on here. No one wants to read your Hypocritical statements.

Matthew Collins · 25 March 2014 - 12:58
United States · Comcast Cable

Everyone wants to complain but never do whatever it takes to get the issue they're complaining about Stopped!

I've said it before, I'll say it again now, and I'll say it again in the future:


For example I see so many stupid f#!king people actually downloading a free to play game through Steam instead of getting it directly off the site that made the game itself such as APB reloaded, Planetslide 2 and a few others. Look here people IF you have choice between Steam and the site itself. YOU CHOOSE THE SITE ITSELF.

If a game is on both Steam and another service (Such as Assassin's Creed IV, then you purchase it through the other service AND YOU STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM STEAM.

Sure you may no be able to play them online via normal means, but there are tons of other methods of playing online with a pirated game.

Quit feeding the source of your complaint, and then you won't have the problems you're complaining about.

But again of course people won't ever do whatever it takes to solve the problem and instead will keep feeding the source and continue complaining.

Jessica Young · 25 March 2014 - 00:56
United States · Comcast Cable

can anyone actually get on steam? one min its up the next is down the website says its up and running but i can not get it to stay up longer than like 20 secs and i want to play 7d2d so bad update today completely deleted my saved game that i have been working on for so long so have to compltely start over but cant even log in! So frusrated, I just want to play!!! Fix it please!!

Kyle Harris · 25 March 2014 - 00:15
United States · Comcast Cable

Alright I keep dipping into Offline mode here and there but basically, hop into a game and just hope you're online when you're working towards an achievement.

Matt Buick · 25 March 2014 - 00:11
United Kingdom · Redstation Limited

ok so got online with steam page is black client feels very buggy reguardless am able to play games now .. uk Scotland ..hope you guys get some luck soon nothing worse than being in the mood to play something you cant

Matthew Collins · 25 March 2014 - 00:03
United States · Comcast Cable

@Junior Anderson
It's a Federal consumer rights product violation for ANY company that doesn't own something to interfere with ANY ASPECT of a product purchased by anyone.

Can you get into the store?
Can you gain access to anything in the cloud?
Can anything sync up to the cloud?
If it requires the cloud then nothing saves and you cannot gain access to anything.

If you cannot play a game exactly how it is while online, then it's actually cut off because certain functions of a game REQUIRE it to be online.

Offline/online isn't the same as being online.

Junior Anderson · 24 March 2014 - 23:54
Brazil · Oi Internet

@Matthew Collins
I do not understand what u mean by cut off. because i can play all the games i have.
exception of dota 2 that can't connect, and i can install my backups for others gamers just fine. all the games keep working even if steam is offline

Matthew Collins · 24 March 2014 - 23:54
United States · Comcast Cable

@Philip Sousie
In the USA it's illegal under the consumer protection laws. Which means the agreement you signed or agreed to means jack shit.

there is no agreement, TOS, EULA, or whatever that any business can come up with that even if you agree to it, gets around Federal US law.

Besides, the agreement doesn't say Valve has the authorization to stop you from playing a game because they feel like doing maintenance

But regardless, you fail to grasp that if Valve doesn't own a game it doesn't matter what the agreement says, the agreement for the game overrides anything valve comes up with. Valve is only authorized to SELL games they do not own..>That's it..They cannot prevent people from playing a game they do not own under any circumstance

And for the record I'm actually in a legal matter with Valve right now that I have the case won I'm just waiting for a court Date to win...Why i won the case is because US Federal consumer protection law says so.

It's a Federal consumer rights product violation for ANY company that doesn't own something to interfere with ANY ASPECT of a product purchased by anyone.

Mstr Vee · 24 March 2014 - 23:50
United States · Comcast Cable

Yes, I totally see your point now. something about a house, and not owning something, insulting strangers and something about a spotted owl. Please use the down time to read your EULA -- if you don't like steam I know I for one would be happy if you quit using it. We both know, despite all your bellyaching, that your use of steam will continue... for whatever flaws it may possess, it is still the best entity around to do what it does. If you hate steam so much, vote with your dollars and leave the community. Once more I'll reiterate -- many of us would be thrilled to see you go.

Junior Anderson · 24 March 2014 - 23:43
Brazil · Oi Internet

Matthew Collins well even if steam is down i can play my games in offline mode, only dota 2 i can't play online, but left 4 dead 2 play just fine playng right now ( i mean playing left 4 dead 2 online when steam is offline)

Philip Sousie · 24 March 2014 - 23:42
Pakistan · Pakistan Telecommuication

Yup, complete legit argument with such censored wording. You must go to Harvard man! Besides, where is it illegal? Hmm? Do you have an education in Legal matters? No? Oh I thought so. As well, all of those "Third-party" companies sign contracts with Valve, granting them full permission to do as needed. SO, yeah, nice try, go home and masturbate some more, kiddo! You do well at it, I am sure! ;)

Matthew Collins · 24 March 2014 - 23:35
United States · Comcast Cable

@Mstr Vee
NO Valve doesn't own the games and thus cannot be shutting down like this preventing people from playing games Valve does not own.

the back/Craigslist aspect is the same exact thing. it's showing you exactly how the situation is set up to get the point across. Craigs List doesn't own the house so they canot just stop you from entering it just ebcause they sold it. Valve cannot stop you from playing games they don't own just because they sell them.

And don't even bother trying to act stupid and pretend you don't get how these 2 situations are exactly the same. You have an entity involved that doesn't own something doing whatever they like just because they sold something. It doesn't belong to them so it's irrelevant why Steam is down Bottom line is Valve is stopping people from playing games they don't own. And again it's exactly like Craigs list preventing you from entering your house because they sold it.

Now quit being f#!king stupid and trying to defend Valve for this bullshit

@Philip Sousie
I'm not angry with this situation, I'm just sick and tired of you stupid company Shills actually defending something that cannot be justified, then trying to derail the problem.

the bottom line that you need to get through your f#!king head is that If Valve doesn't own a games then they're not legally allowed to be pulling this server down bullshit under any circumstances.

And mother f#!kers like you come in and actually think this is ok for Valve to do to people...?

YOu relaly need to have a 3rd party entity just come down to your residence and tell you you cannot go in...and have them do that the same amount of times Steam goes down... Then maybe you'd get the f#!king concept.

You stupid f#!king Pretz

Yustas Balberious · 24 March 2014 - 23:33
Russia · OJSC Rostelecom

As for my side, the servers were quite f#!ked for 3 days in a row now. The connection was being lost and restored every 1-5 minutes yesterday, now it's down for a while. :S

Philip Sousie · 24 March 2014 - 23:31
United States · Charter Communications

Blame the company? Yes, indeed it is all their fault for the entire service going down. Had no idea that routine upkeep would make you this angry. Goodness, it is such a shame that people like you tow have the right to the internet. Had no idea liking an online comic automatically made someone a homosexual, too, good to know! Its always great to learn new facts from random plebeians on the internet! Have fun masturbating to your thoughts and dreams.

Mstr Vee · 24 March 2014 - 23:29
United States · Comcast Cable

No it's not. I won't dignify further comments from you because of your ad hominem (which is the actual sign of a true idiot in an intelligent forum) but I will answer you this once. Your game matching service is not a house -- it's a service. Cable goes down, and so does steam. Doctors make mistakes or encounter problems that cannot be navigated and people DIE as a result. Steam encounters problems, mistakes or general maintenance and we don't die, we're inconvenienced. Grown ups learn to deal with disappointment. Since you insist you steal every game you can so you needn't depend on steam, your vitriol here is doubly mysterious. It's a good thing I'm well adjusted enough to not be ruffled by your garbage either. Until steam is up again, Less QQ and more Pew-Pew, good sir!

Matthew Collins · 24 March 2014 - 23:24
United States · Comcast Cable

@Philip Sousie
People like you are complete f#!king idiots. You blame everyone but the company... You fail to grasp that this shouldn't be happening at all. Valve doesn't own a game just because they sell it.

Any game that Is not made by Valve, is not owned by Valve and thus Steam going down, and people not being able to play their games is something Valve really doesn't have the legal authorization to do.

So to put it into perspective, you buy a house from a bank, and then whenever the bank decides, they can just show up whenever they want and change the locks on your door for absolutely no reason or because the house down the street is a drug house and the back will only let you back in when they feel like it

Well this is the same concept.

Mstr Vee · 24 March 2014 - 23:24
United States · Comcast Cable

I hate it when steam is down, but thankfully I'm well adjusted enough to realize that all services of the quality that steam delivers must navigate some rough terrain every now and again. I remember what life was like before steam. We don't want to go back there. Gaming with your friends has never been easier, and so far no services I've encountered can hope to compete with it. Origin? Riiight. Games for windows live? No thanks. Steam falls short of divinity, but not by much in my book.

Philip Sousie · 24 March 2014 - 23:19
United States · Charter Communications

Aw all the poo babies that are so upset about it being down, go resume what life you think you had and just wait, is it really going to kill you to wait about 30 minutes to an hour? No, so get the hell over it! Steam goes down once a week for routine server maintenance, so you can KEEP playing your games without glitches or errors. So, put on your big boy suspenders, cry your river, build a bridge and GET OVER IT!

Matthew Collins · 24 March 2014 - 23:14
United States · Comcast Cable

3rd time in a week this has happened. which is exactly why I pirate any game that can only be bought on Steam. It allows me to avoid these constant and needless interruptions.

Mark Lazarev · 24 March 2014 - 12:05
United States · XO Communications

>Steam comes back on
>Goes offline again for 'routine' daily maintenance barely a minute after
>Goes offline again after the maintenance
Good job, Steam.

Casper Emil Vinther Svendsen · 21 March 2014 - 17:23
Denmark · Tele Danmark

Stop bitching, yeah they are running some maintance or some error showed up, steam is still the most stable multi million online community! You are not even paying for it! If you were having a good time yes that's unfortunate but go do something else with your life for just about 30 mins. It can't really be that hard. Maybe instead you should be impressed, for how rare it is that steam is down and how quickly they get their servers up and running again.

Devin Pruden · 21 March 2014 - 17:10
United States · Metalink Technologies

"Hey, I'm steam. One of the most profitable retail game sales company on the net.
I'm sooo garbage that i cant provide a support phone number because no amount of man hours could provide support for all of my f#!king problems."

couldn't be more true! Steam is down for Ohio area as well. However some of my ARMA 3 server members got in awhile ago, but they haven't left game. So yeaa.

Xne Tka · 21 March 2014 - 17:09
Greece · FORTHnet SA

Last time I ever buy a f#!king game from steam. Companies that create games stop feeding this garbage that is called steam. I buy a game to be able to play whenever I f#!king want and not whenever steam decides to work.

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