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Steam Hit By 'No Connection' Error Worldwide 126

jones_supa writes "Steam users worldwide are getting more than they expected this Christmas, courtesy of Valve. Increasingly annoyed reports are piling up on a Steam Community thread about an ominous 'No Connection' error. Depending on your luck, this means you can either start the client in offline mode and play only single-player games with anything related to the Steamworks cloud features disabled, or you cannot start Steam at all and consequently access anything in your library. However, store related functionality seems unaffected, in case this blunder made you feel like purchasing some more games you may or may not be able to play these holidays." Update: 12/25 17:45 GMT by T : The connection problems were fixed; did you hit the loading errors before they were resolved?
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Steam Hit By 'No Connection' Error Worldwide

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  • by GrumpySteen ( 1250194 ) on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @02:12PM (#42388809)

    Cheap games and a company that gets their servers back up in less than half an hour on Christmas day? Oh the agony.

  • Re:Sensationalism? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @03:44PM (#42389565)

    Sensationalism? Yes.

    News? No.

    Steam goes down like this every few weeks - I can count a few instances lasting for several hours at a time this year. Dozens of instances for this happening for several minutes. It means their, uh, servers have crashed and they need to reboot or replace them. This is literally Computers 101 content.

    Wow. The Valve bite-n-smile shills are out in force today.

    Steam sucks, shill, because DRM sucks. There's no disclaimer on a product that says "BTW, this product will not work for XX hours a year on average because the DRM servers occasionally go down." Perhaps that should be a requirement.

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