Strange issues with Steam AND Origin

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#1 Posted by saruman354 (10776 posts) -

So I got home and decided to play some Battlefield 4. I launched Origin, but it brings up the screen where I would login, only it constantly shows the loading circle and doesn't actually launch. Thinking, "Hey, it's Origin, they're probably having problems," I brought up Steam (which was already logged in and open) to install and play one of the games I just bought in the sale. It did the whole "Preparing files for install" thing but after a few minutes told me it couldn't install because there was no internet connection. I opened Firefox and loaded a few Youtube videos to make sure I was (I am) and tried again. Same thing. I exited Steam and tried to reopen it. The window "Connecting to: (Account Name)" popped up and then...nothing. So Steam and Origin are both doing the exact same thing.

I tried resetting my modem despite the fact that I am clearly connected, and that did nothing. I even uninstalled and reinstalled Origin, to no avail. I tried turning off my firewall, and that didn't help. I'm at a loss. What could be going on?

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#2 Posted by egger7577 (714 posts) -

Mines doing the exact same thing, haven't checked origin.It's funny because I changed my server destination and right after i restarted it started having issues. Thought it might have been related but apparently not.

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#3 Posted by danjammer69 (4284 posts) -

Possibly more DDOS crap?

Both Steam and Origin are doing it for me as well, which is very strange.

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#4 Posted by egger7577 (714 posts) -

Stupid hackers really need to get a life.

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#5 Edited by saruman354 (10776 posts) -

@danjammer69: Ok, so Steam is working again now and installing my game. Origin still isn't. Still no idea what's happening. If it's happening to a lot of people I guess DDOS is a possibility. Who knows?

EDIT: Hey, Origin came up too! But it says the Origin Login service is unavailable. I tried to login in anyways, and it's doing the same circle and moving dot thing.

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#6 Posted by egger7577 (714 posts) -

Can't get to the Steam website either.

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#7 Posted by egger7577 (714 posts) -

It's back up for me again too. That was weird.

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#8 Edited by danjammer69 (4284 posts) -

@saruman354 said:

@danjammer69: Ok, so Steam is working again now and installing my game. Origin still isn't. Still no idea what's happening. If it's happening to a lot of people I guess DDOS is a possibility. Who knows?

EDIT: Hey, Origin came up too! But it says the Origin Login service is unavailable. I tried to login in anyways, and it's doing the same circle and moving dot thing.

Well I was just jumping to conclusions with the DDOS thing there, but it is kinda weird that they would both be down at the same time like that.

I still can't get into Origin, but Steam is back up for me as well.

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#9 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Origin is down for me as well. Started happening about an hour and a half ago. Steam is up, though.

I assumed it was some kind of outage due to the snow storm the Northeast is having.

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#10 Edited by Meteor7 (524 posts) -

Guessing the hack group DERP is at it again, wish they would do DDOS something else.

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#11 Edited by saruman354 (10776 posts) -

@Meteor7: Yep, according to Kotaku, they're taking credit for it: http://kotaku.com/hackers-claim-to-have-broken-eas-origin-service-on-p-1493676357?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

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#12 Edited by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Origin is back up.

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#13 Edited by harry_james_pot (11399 posts) -

@airshocker said:

Origin is back up.

The BF4 servers are not, though. :/

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#14 Edited by the_bi99man (11244 posts) -

Are any of you guys using AT&T internet, and/or living in a US west coast state?

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#15 Edited by CommandoAgent (1703 posts) -

@egger7577 said:

Stupid hackers really need to get a life.

Bunch of kids that hate gaming and have a bad social life. I assume gamespot was targeted as well?

But i am positive they would be arrested soon.

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#16 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22978 posts) -

steam is still having issues on my end

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#17 Posted by ferrari2001 (17762 posts) -

Yep steam has experienced a DDOS attack and is down for the time being. What a shame to. I finished installing Far Cry 3 last night and was looking forward to playing it after work today. Alas that won't be the case until these asshat hackers go find a hobby that isn't idiotic.

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#18 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Just checked and both are working fine for me.

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#19 Posted by ferrari2001 (17762 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Just checked and both are working fine for me.

Yep looks like everything's back up to normal. Hopefully it stays that way.