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2018 Steam Awards Winners Announced

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  1. [8]
    cfabbro
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    I don't enjoy PUBG at all, but it getting GOTY makes total sense and I don't begrudge the result. However, Skyrim VR getting VR GOTY feels like the result of people who don't actually have VR...

    I don't enjoy PUBG at all, but it getting GOTY makes total sense and I don't begrudge the result. However, Skyrim VR getting VR GOTY feels like the result of people who don't actually have VR voting on name recognition alone. And GTA5 winning Labor of Love feels so ludicrously out of touch it actually makes me a bit angry.

    The rest are decent enough results but I think CDPR getting both Best Developer and Best Environment (for Witcher 3) kind of sucks and I really wish a smaller/indie developer (e.g. Klei, who I voted for) had won instead. I also love Rocket League and still play it religiously, but wish something else had won Most Fun With A Machine, too. Overall, pretty disappointing results this year. The runner-ups were far more interesting than the actual winners.

    17 votes
    1. [2]
      Wes
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      Agreed completely. You can add some basic VR features to pancake games, but it's the titles designed from the ground up that should be recognized here. The list is essentially: currently popular...

      Skyrim VR getting VR GOTY feels like the result of people who don't actually have VR voting on name recognition alone.

      Agreed completely. You can add some basic VR features to pancake games, but it's the titles designed from the ground up that should be recognized here.

      The list is essentially: currently popular games vaguely sorted into appropriate categories.

      18 votes
      1. vektor
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        I haven't played it, but how is Rocket League "fun with a machine"? Sure, it's a car. The mind boggles. I thought factorio had that one in the bag for sure. It's the definition of "fun with a...

        I haven't played it, but how is Rocket League "fun with a machine"? Sure, it's a car. The mind boggles. I thought factorio had that one in the bag for sure. It's the definition of "fun with a machine".

        9 votes
    2. [5]
      DyslexicStoner240
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      It really makes no sense that GTAV managed to snatch the 'Labour of Love' award from either No Man's Sky or even worse Stardew Valley. I don't deny that it's a fun game and that the fact that...

      It really makes no sense that GTAV managed to snatch the 'Labour of Love' award from either No Man's Sky or even worse Stardew Valley. I don't deny that it's a fun game and that the fact that they're still making updates for it (and delivering them for free) is pretty cool, but it should be pretty obvious that it's a bit of a cash cow of a game for Rockstar, right?

      Ultimately it still is a pretty meaningless set of awards, but it's pretty bothering to see undeserving winners...

      10 votes
      1. [2]
        TheJorro
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        Honestly, the content they keep putting out for GTA:O is seriously good. I have not spent a dime on the game beyond its initial sales price, so I am not engaged in any of the microtransactions....

        Honestly, the content they keep putting out for GTA:O is seriously good. I have not spent a dime on the game beyond its initial sales price, so I am not engaged in any of the microtransactions. The free content that I can access without grind with their updates has been great, and the kind of thing other games regularly charge $5–10 for the privilege to play. Just recently they added R/C cars, and those are a lot of fun! The interesting thing to me is that Rockstar aren't half-assing these updates, as they easily could. There's a lot of time put into them. The crazy Hot Wheels races they added some years ago came with so freakin' many different courses, I'm still not sure if I've played them all.

        I don't necessarily agree with GTAV winning the Labour of Love award but I can see why so many would vote for it. Out of all the games I can think about, that's the one that has had the most consistent free content updates coming for a very long period of time.

        2 votes
        1. DyslexicStoner240
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          Let me reiterate: I'll admit that i can say i've gotten plenty fun out of the various updates R* pushed out for GTA, but that's also because of everything being accessible out of the gate due to...

          Let me reiterate: I'll admit that i can say i've gotten plenty fun out of the various updates R* pushed out for GTA, but that's also because of everything being accessible out of the gate due to me glitching money in my account; update after update prices have increased esponentially, i wouldn't even fathom grinding for money as it'd get super repetitive and excruciating.

          Again, on one hand i do appreciate that it's one of the few games that's been developed without season pass nonsense with constant free updates, but on the other the fact that they dropped any development towards SP and how grindy everything has been made makes me think of the game as a cash cow...

          2 votes
      2. [2]
        vektor
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        Are Rockstar doing anything for GTAVs singleplayer or are they putting everything into MP? I played it on someone else's machine waybackwhen, and the SP was decent. Not sure if I should grab it...

        Are Rockstar doing anything for GTAVs singleplayer or are they putting everything into MP? I played it on someone else's machine waybackwhen, and the SP was decent. Not sure if I should grab it myself and give it another spin.

        1 vote
        1. Fin
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          no single player dlc. Looking the same for RDR2

          no single player dlc. Looking the same for RDR2

          2 votes
  2. PeanutbutterBlob
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    I voted for ETS2 for the The "Most Fun with a Machine" Award, the only thing I'm mildly invested in. Shame. Crazy how Beat Sabre didn't win it too.

    I voted for ETS2 for the The "Most Fun with a Machine" Award, the only thing I'm mildly invested in. Shame.

    Crazy how Beat Sabre didn't win it too.

    6 votes
  3. [4]
    tesseractcat
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    Is Assassin's Creed Odyssey really an "Alternate History" game? I thought that the Assassin's Creed series was for the most part based on real history, or set during real historic events.

    Is Assassin's Creed Odyssey really an "Alternate History" game? I thought that the Assassin's Creed series was for the most part based on real history, or set during real historic events.

    3 votes
    1. hungariantoast
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      Eh, yeah, I would argue that it's alternate history, just not the most common type. It's definitely different from most alternate history which, you know, drastically changes the timeline of what...

      Eh, yeah, I would argue that it's alternate history, just not the most common type.

      It's definitely different from most alternate history which, you know, drastically changes the timeline of what events happened, but Assassin's Creed largely preserves those events and instead just gives a different explanation of how they happened, with the effect still (usually) being the same as our timeline.

      It's subversive alternate history. It doesn't change what happened, it changes how it happened.

      3 votes
    2. [2]
      TheJorro
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      The original concept of the series was about realistic history, but it quickly became historical fiction when AC2 brought in aliens.

      The original concept of the series was about realistic history, but it quickly became historical fiction when AC2 brought in aliens.

      2 votes
  4. [3]
    Adys
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    Wow, this is some nonsense. PUBG? Skyrim? … really? Previous discussion: https://tildes.net/~games/98d/steam_awards_finalists

    Wow, this is some nonsense. PUBG? Skyrim? … really?

    Previous discussion: https://tildes.net/~games/98d/steam_awards_finalists

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      Akir
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      That will happen whenever a contest is chosen by the masses. They choose whichever they recognize most - which is usually whichever was advertised the hardest.

      That will happen whenever a contest is chosen by the masses. They choose whichever they recognize most - which is usually whichever was advertised the hardest.

      3 votes
      1. Deimos
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        Especially because Steam was giving tangible rewards for voting (in the form of trading cards that can be sold for Steam credit). That would have caused a lot more people to vote than would have...

        Especially because Steam was giving tangible rewards for voting (in the form of trading cards that can be sold for Steam credit). That would have caused a lot more people to vote than would have if there was no rewards, which tilts it even further towards "whatever the most people recognize".

        8 votes