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Steam is down, it’s not just you

Steam is down, it’s not just you

This morning at around 12:15 PM Central Time (immediately after noon) Steam went down for the count. While some users reported that Steampowered.com had been down for a period earlier today, then back on at around noon, the Steam network is down at the time this article is published. Users have been reporting problems for approximately 15-20 minutes at this point.

UPDATE: If it is Monday, March 17th when you read this, you're going to want the new Steam is Down post - the one you're in now is from last week.

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Nosgoth gameplay in Beta mode: Vampire PvP on the loose

Nosgoth gameplay in Beta mode: Vampire PvP on the loose

If there was one game I did not expect to be playing this week, it was a person vs person vampire-themed free-for-all online title from Square Enix called Nosgoth. This game isn't your traditional shoot-em-up game, nor is it a horror flick. It's somewhere in-between, and it's going to be completely free to play once it's released outside of Beta mode later this year.

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iOS hero horror game “Year Walk” heads to Steam

iOS hero horror game “Year Walk” heads to Steam

While generally it’s the case that a high-powered game will be released to consoles and PCs first, then (years later) it’ll be ported to mobile devices, the developer crew at Simogo have turned the tables. In a manner that we’ve only really seen Angry Birds be especially successful at in the past, Simogo are releasing what many critics suggested was the Game of the Year for iOS in the year 2013, "Year Walk."

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Defense Grid 2 headed to Xbox One, PS4, Linux, OS X, Steam

Defense Grid 2 headed to Xbox One, PS4, Linux, OS X, Steam

As one of the most well-received tower defense games in its day, gamers have long been chattering about a second iteration of the game Defense Grid. Hidden Path Entertainment and 505 Games are all about bringing the heat here this summer, though, as they’re set to release Defense Grid 2 (aka DF2) to consoles. In this case, it means that as the game is release to PCs through Steam, this game will be headed to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network as well.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts: Customization Packs get ducky

Call of Duty: Ghosts: Customization Packs get ducky

Today Call of Duty: Ghosts will be updated with a collection of "customization packs" that allow the user to see their gear covered with oddities. Supposing you enjoyed the holiday-themed layout for your deadly firearm in Call of Duty: Ghosts at the end of last year, the folks responsible for keeping the game fresh have just what the doctor ordered. Several new packs released this week include Ducky, Inferno, Circuit, and no less than Space Cats.

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Chroma: Guitar Hero creators make music a weapon

Chroma: Guitar Hero creators make music a weapon

Remember back when Harmonix revealed that they'd be hiring for a first-person shooter back in August of 2012? It's time! Harmonix' developers have brought the world the likes of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and this week they’ve revealed a title that should once again pave new ground in the gaming industry.

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Steam Tags puts discoverability in gamer hands

Steam Tags puts discoverability in gamer hands

Valve's newest update to their Steam system for games is a feature called Steam Tags. This update will allow users - not just the developers behind games and apps - the ability to tag games and apps. This update is still in Beta mode, but is live for the public now.

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Hawken heads to Steam: PvP pimp-my-mech Titanfall pre-cursor

Hawken heads to Steam: PvP pimp-my-mech Titanfall pre-cursor

It's a big day for the folks that develop the mech-battle game Hawken as they leave their download-it-yourself space and enter Steam. From this point forward, this free-to-play machine vs machine game will be tied to Steam, complete with in-game purchases and full distribution. Today marks the first patch that will come from Steam - this and all future patches for the game will also come from Steam.

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Humble Bundle teams with Double Fine for Psychonauts and Brutal Legend

Humble Bundle teams with Double Fine for Psychonauts and Brutal Legend

Supposing you missed the action/adventure title fused with heavy metal and the most metal of voices - Jack Black - the folks at Humble Bundle and Double Fine are bringing on some alleviation to your pain. They've created a Humble Bundle Weekly Sale that, per usual, donates cash you're willing to deliver for both fine video games and some choice charities.

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Steam Music gives SteamOS its own native music player

Steam Music gives SteamOS its own native music player

Valve launched its SteamOS a while back as an effort to get its own free computer operating system on the market. SteamOS entered beta and was available for those who wanted to try it out to download in December 2013. The beta OS proved to be popular and early on it was difficult to download due to the glut of traffic trying to grab the 960MB file.

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Carmageddon goes freemium for 24 hours as Steam Early Access approaches

Carmageddon goes freemium for 24 hours as Steam Early Access approaches

The reboot of the vehicle-smashing classic Carmageddon made its way to both Android and iOS last year. Now, in anticipation of its Steam Early Access approach, the team has made the game entirely free - with a catch. You'll be able to have a peek at the game for the next 24 hours - after that, it's back to the wallet! Then it's all about the newest version of the game - the fourth in the series - Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

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Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition headed to PC with 60FPS of terror

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition headed to PC with 60FPS of terror

One of the highest-rated games in history - horror title or not - has been readied for release on the PC in a new edition which brings its oddity back with high-definition graphics in Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition. There's a bit of bonus content here, but for the most part, users will be rolling out with the same environment as before, this time prepared for the newest in new graphics processing power. This title also has a few bits and pieces to add on for those that wish to pre-order it in the weeks before it hits digital shelves.

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