Steam's Store Went Down. Merry Christmas!

UPDATE - Looks like it's back. Skyrim and Deus Ex are now both available for under $10. Merry Christmas!

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Hope you weren't planning on buying - or in some cases playing - any new PC games today, because Steam's servers have either been down or crushed for much of the day. The service's support Twitter is silent - maybe it's got the day off - but you don't have to look far to see reports of people struggling to get online.

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How's everyone's status been? I had a little trouble this morning (it's December 26 already here in Australia) but everything seems fine now OK now I can't access the store at all. We're still getting reports of downtime in the US and Europe though.

Most complaints seem to be concerning Steam's store and community features; the service's status page (at least when it loads, as it's on-and-off for me) still shows hundreds of thousands of people playing games.

The store, on the other hand...here's what the store page looks like for most:

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I guess more people wanted a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2 than Valve were bargaining for...

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I guess more people wanted a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2 than Valve were bargaining for...

Aaaand that's how you know something with infinite(?) supply is overpriced: when demand overloads the delivery relay the moment the price becomes affordable.

Well, there's also the possibility that the quality of the product is so high that demand would cause that problem. But that doesn't mean it's not overpriced.