Chinese gamers became alarmed on Christmas Day when the popular Steam video game store was hit with intermittent outages, raising concerns that authorities had finally blocked it. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese gamers became alarmed on Christmas Day when the popular Steam video game store was hit with intermittent outages, raising concerns that authorities had finally blocked it. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s gaming crackdown: concerns about Steam ban heightened after Christmas connectivity issues

  • Chinese gamers complained on social media about intermittent connectivity issues with Steam, the world’s largest video game platform
  • Steam launched a China-only store this year, which has heightened concerns that the global store would finally be blocked by the country’s Great Firewall

Topic |   Video gaming
Chinese gamers became alarmed on Christmas Day when the popular Steam video game store was hit with intermittent outages, raising concerns that authorities had finally blocked it. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese gamers became alarmed on Christmas Day when the popular Steam video game store was hit with intermittent outages, raising concerns that authorities had finally blocked it. Photo: Shutterstock
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