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

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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