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Steam Down due to heavy load. Being attacked again?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by SoulRider, 12 Feb 2012.

  1. SoulRider

    SoulRider What's a Dremel?

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    Steam servers are down due to a heavy load being experienced.

    With Gabe's recent comments regarding the attack on them last year, is it possible they are being attacked again?

    They haven't had any game releases or special weekends as far as I am aware that would cause such a load.
     
  2. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Or someone at Valve HQ sat on the server restart button. Wouldn't surprise me if it's a technical error that crashed half their servers.
     
  3. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Gabe probably sat on the button without realising...
     
  4. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    670,000 users and falling. The stats page is rather hilarious from my point of view.

    Edit; just hit sub 26K users. God damn. Their servers have **** themselves!
     
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    Wozzname Some random guy

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    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Servers have started to come back, but the Steam Community is still down, so I still can't get at the Workshop (Dammit!)

    So the massive dropouts must've been as their UPS systems ran out of juice. I lol'd.
     
  7. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    I just went to purchase a game and its asking for my payment details........ Which it doesnt do normally as they are saved already.

    Should i be concerned? or just re-enter them?
     
  8. SoulRider

    SoulRider What's a Dremel?

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    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Give it about an hour. It should all be back up by then. When the steam-login system falls over; it logs you out then asks for details.
     
  10. Jaybles

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    Yay its back :)
     
  11. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Intermittent for me. I think the servers are still rebooting. That'll take a while. Servers don't like rebooting.
     
  12. Jaybles

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    Haha yeah. Mine was intermittent but has now stabilised.
     

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