Also, I can't connect to Steam either, and many others can't either. I hear it's because the storms in Seattle.
Could be. Last I heard we still had about 600,000 people without power from Puget Sound Energy alone. There are a few other power carriers in the area that I'm aware of. I myself just got power an hour ago, about 45 minutes south of Seattle. Valve is 30 minutes NE of Seattle.
Steam is up, but purchases are still unavailable. Don't know when that will be fixed as some locations won't get power back for more than a week! I consider myself very fortunate with only 36 hours of black-out.
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