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Steam Sales & Gifts Thread

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by JohnThePyro, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Warlocke

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    I own one game that came out this year.

    Ever since they limited it to new games (because those are the ones they really want to sell), it's kind of been shit (okay, it was always shit). They're basically encouraging people to nominate stuff they've never even heard of before.

    I'll happily put Terarria in the Labor of Love category... I guess I can throw BL3 a bone and nominate it for one other. Maybe I should nominate skeezy, low rent, porn games for every other category as a form of protest shitpost shitprotest.

    The Steam Awards, as a measure of quality, are almost as useless as the Golden Joystick Awards.
     
  2. Teyrn

    Teyrn Unspeakable

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    What annoys me is you can only vote for a game in one category. Like, HaloMCC can easily fit the "Better with Friends" "Best Soundtrack" "Sit Back and Relax" categories. But you can only nominate it for one of them.

    And that's just one example.
     
  3. Warlocke

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    Just like only being able to choose games released this past year, this is another symptom of the same problem: Valve/Steam want to use the awards essentially as endorsements for games.

    "The thousands of Steam users who nominated this can't be wrong, so buy it! Buy it on sale AND at full price! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Buy all the things!"


    If an old game wins, they can't really sell it for as much (unless it's NieR:Automata; ten years from now it'll still be full price, and I still won't have played it). If the same game wins more than one category, that's essentially fewer games they can advertise.

    In the meantime, I keep nominating Terraria for awards it never wins due to a general lack of good taste in the world, and recommend to anyone who doesn't have it to just buy a 4-pack and give the extras to their friends.

    Now, If you'll excuse me, I need to go find a game with no music to nominate for best soundtrack.
     
  4. chrnno

    chrnno High Inquisitor

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    Honestly the only category I take seriously is Labor of Love because I nominate Total Annihilation for that every year. The rest I just try to pick games as obscure as possible.
     
  5. Psychotic Cat

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    Seven: Enhanced edition is free on humble. It's an isometric action rpg, heavy focus on stealth over combat, set in a cyberpunk influenced post-apocalyptic world. The studio that made it was founded by some ex-CDProjekt devs that decided to take a break from AAA development and go indie after Witcher III. I had a blast with the game when I played it earlier this year, 100% recommend.
     
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