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Gamers grumble over Steam outage

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Steam users are venting frustration at Valve after an outage stopped gamers from accessing their downloaded titles.

Many users struggled to launch games, both in online and offline modes, and the Steam forums became overloaded with complaints, many blaming yesterday's client update for their woes.

According to Valve, though, the issues are to do with a "hardware failure in a server rack", rather than anything directly related to the update.

The company is investigating the problem, it said.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the Steam client had broke the 5m concurrent user mark. ®

Thanks to Greg for the tip

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