The Steam Awards kick off the Steam Winter Sale on Dec 20

first_img See it Tags 23 Photos Steam What’s better than bragging about your favorite game winning an award? Getting a discount on it. Lucky for you, you might be able to do both soon. Valve has announced that voting for the Steam Awards kicks off on Dec. 20, the same day as its annual Winter Sale. Steam sales may be a long running tradition, but the awards aspect is relatively new, having only started up in 2016. Back then, they were a little tongue in cheek, featuring categories like “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug,” and “Best Use Of A Farm Animal.” This year seems a bit more straightforward, with categories for Game of the Year, Best Developer and Better with Friends. There’s also some fuzzy math involved — PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may have officially hit version 1.0 this year, but thanks to Steam Early Access, it’s been available since 2017.Either way, here’s the full list of contenders and categories: Nominees for Game of the YearPlayerunknown’s Battlegrounds Monster Hunter: World Kingdom Come: Deliverance Hitman 2 Assassin’s Creed OdysseyNominees for VR Game of the YearThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR VRChat Beat Saber Fallout 4 VR Superhot VRNominees for Labor of LoveDota 2 GTA V No Man’s Sky Path of Exile Stardew ValleyNominees for Best EnvironmentThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Subnautica Shadow of the Tomb Raider Far Cry 5 Dark Souls IIINominees for Better with FriendsCounter-Strike: Global Offensive Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Payday 2 Dead by Daylight Overcooked! 2Nominees for Best Alternate HistoryWolfeinstein II: The New Colossus Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Hearts of Iron IV Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI Fallout 4Nominees for Most Fun with a MachineEuro Truck Simulator 2 Rocket League Nier: Automata Factorio Space EngineersNominees for Best DeveloperCD Projekt Red Ubisoft Bethesda Rockstar Games Digital Extremes Ltd. Square Enix Capcom Paradox Interactive Bandai Namco Entertainment KleiAs for the Steam Sale, Valve hasn’t given any official clues as to what the discounts will be — but it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see some of the award nominees go on sale during the week. Share your voice $29 Mentioned Above Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The best video games of 2018 The best games of 2018: CNET’s top picks 2:59 See It Walmart Tomb Raider $6 Preview • 0 Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Gaming Video Games Steamlast_img

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