Yes steam sucks and it seems alot of ppl are going to join servers and its locking up at the resource stage. Go into each of ur games properties by right clicking on them and u will see that it is updating all the files without telling you. I have been told that this is the cause of the problems, so leave ur steam running and when the games have updated (which can take ages) then u should be able to play.
Wow, thanks a lot. That's actually been happening to me. Thank you alot!!
I can say it worked fine for me. I was getting so pissed with it and now it works everytime
:S how do u see if its still updating? and what do u mean by keep ur steam running? just leave your computer on for a while ?