Steam Awards 2016 Latest News & Update: Valve Announced Nominees For The 12 Inaugural Steam Awards

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Dec 21, 2016 02:34 AM EST

The Steam Awards, Valve's PC game awards debuted with the recent Autumn Sale. Here are the lists of categories and nominees.

During the sale, Valve invited everyone to nominate any game for different type of pre-created categories. In addition, Valve left a couple of choices open for the community to create new ones. The developer reported that there were over 15 million submitted nominations. The voting starts on December 22 with the Villain Most In Need Of a Hug award. Each day from then until December 30, a new award will be available for voting, exclusive only for that day.

Valve requested the community to make a new award during the Autumn Sale. There were a lot funnier than practical submissions. Eventually, Valve handpicked not one, but four practical options. Voting for these four will be accessible on December 30. All victors will be announced on New Year's Eve. The voting starts at 10am PST, 1pm ET, or 6pm GMT every day, according to PCGames.

For the category, The I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award, Award nominees are "Paladins," "Euro Truck Simulator 2," "Starbound," "Unturned," and "Stardew Valley." For the Test of Time Award category, nominees are "The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim," "Sid Meier's Civilization 5," "Age of Empires 2 HD," "Team Fortress 2," and "Terraria." "Rocket League," "Sid Meier's Civilization 6," "Fallout 4," "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive," and "Terraria" are the nominees for The Just 5 More Minutes Award.

On the other hand, The Whoooaaaaaaa, dude Award nominees include "Doom," "Bioshock Infinite," "Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain," "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," and "Grand Theft Auto 5." "Garry's Mod," "The Stanley Parable," "Grand Theft Auto 5," "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," and "Tabletop Simulator" are nominees for The Game Within A Game Award, category. For the The I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye Award category, nominees include "The Walking Dead," "Life Is Strange," "This War of Mine," "Undertale," and "To the Moon."

For the The Best Use Of A Farm Animal Award category, nominees are "ARK: Survival Evolved," "Farming Simulator 17," "Blood and Bacon," "Stardew Valley," and "Goat Simulator." For Steam requested Community-created awards, categories included The Boom Boom Award, The Love/Hate Relationship Award, The Sit Back and Relax Award, and The Better With Friends Award.

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