Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
Z41D3L
# 1 - Posted on 11/23/2016 18:28:13

It looks like Steam is doing its own videogame awards on December: http://store.steampowered.com/SteamAwardNominations/

So... which ones did you pick?

  • The “Test of Time” Award
    This award is for the game that is just as good today as the day you first played it. Newer games may come out, but it doesn’t matter… you’ll always come back to play this one.

  • The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award
    Games are fun. But sometimes games become more than that, and touch you in a way you weren’t expecting. This award celebrates the game that blindsided you emotionally. You weren’t expecting to cry. It wasn’t in the plan. But it happened none the less.

  • The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
    You have an early day tomorrow. You need to get some sleep, so you’re just going finish one more thing before you decide to tuck in for the night. Just one more. Wait, one more. What’s that you say? It’s 2:30 AM? This award is for the game that keeps you playing late.

  • The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
    Some games melt your face. Maybe it was a crazy plot twist. Maybe you just got your wisdom teeth removed. Either way, this game BLOWS YOUR MIND.

  • The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
    Some people just need a hug.

  • The “Game Within A Game” Award
    Kinder Eggs. Peanut Butter Cups. Jelly Donuts. All great things stuffed with other great things. Like a mighty turducken, this award celebrates the best mini game hidden within another game.

  • The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
    This title didn’t have a huge marketing machine behind it, but you found it and loved it. Then you told your friends about it. And they loved it. And now that little game that could is about to win an award… but always remember: you totally found it first.

  • The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
    Animals are rad and almost any game is better for including them. However this game used a farm animal in the best way possible.

  • The “We Didn’t Think Of Everything” Award
    (*name pending Selection Committee Decision) There are as many great ideas for awards as there are great games to play. And so we turn to the Steam Awards Selection Committee to come up with their own category and nominee. Senior members of the Selection Committee will review the write-in entries and create an entirely new category based on the feedback provided.

You get XP and badges just by nominating games.

Post Edited on 11/23/2016 18:29:47
dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1912 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 2 - Posted on 11/23/2016 19:56:44

The “Test of Time” Award
Your nomination:

Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge


The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award
Your nomination:

Euro Truck Simulator 2


The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
Your nomination:

My Name is Mayo


The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
Your nomination:

Regency Solitaire


The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
Your nomination:

Hexcells


The “Game Within A Game” Award
Your nomination:

Snuggle Truck


The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
Your nomination:

The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt


The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
Your nomination:

The Culling Of The Cows


The “Sexiest Mom Cankles” Award
Your nomination:

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Post Edited on 11/23/2016 20:19:18
jwcooley Curator Posts: 965 Registered: 2/28/2014
jwcooley
# 3 - Posted on 11/24/2016 5:05:02

The “Test of Time” Award
Your nomination:
Final Fantasy VII

The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award
Your nomination:
To the Moon

The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
Your nomination:
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
Your nomination:
Portal

The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
Your nomination:
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition

The “Game Within A Game” Award
Your nomination:
Borderlands 2

The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
Your nomination:
Magicka

The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
Your nomination:
Blood & Bacon

The “Criminally Underrated” Award
Your nomination:
Condemned: Criminal Origins

Marcus Curator Backer Posts: 311 Registered: 10/16/2014
# 4 - Posted on 11/24/2016 15:44:29

I really, really want this to turn out well but the number of people I see nominating Bad Rats for everything (based on the flurry of Bad Rats reviews in my feed) lead me to believe this will be a rather troll-y award show. Well, unless Valve does some fussing to ensure "stupid" games don't win by a landslide. Then again, it could also be hilarious to see the Game Awards get completely swamped by troll votes.

Here are mine:
The “Test of Time” Award
Spelunky

The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award
The House in Fata Morgana

The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
Paint it Back

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
Genital Jousting

The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
No idea...

The “Game Within A Game” Award
Soda Drinker Pro

The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
Gone Home

The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
Goat Simulator

The “We Didn’t Think Of Everything” Award
Game That Most Needs to Come to Steam
Killer7

Post Edited on 11/24/2016 15:49:33
dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1912 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 5 - Posted on 11/24/2016 16:53:05

I'd be surprised if the troll votes (ie: folks like me who were just having fun with it) will do much to affect the votes put in by the general population. I don't think it's organized enough to really do anything of substance in the end.

That said, Valve will probably fudge things to "legitimize" the results if only because that would be the most disappointing route to take and it's what I come to expect from them these days.

Zaidel Posts: 116 Registered: 9/11/2016
Z41D3L
# 6 - Posted on 11/25/2016 19:44:49

These are my picks:

  • The “Test of Time” Award

    Portal

Not that old but still


  • The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award

    DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition

Onion Knight and Solaire :'(


  • The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

I still don't know how I managed to play this one and its predecesor 320 hours...


  • The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award

    Antichamber

Non euclidean geometry :OOOO


  • The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award

    Undertale

You can literally hug the villain lol


  • The “Game Within A Game” Award

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Haven't played it but didn't know what to choose


  • The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award

    Kairo

This game deserves more recognition


  • The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award

    Stardew Valley

What better use for a farm animal than faming? Didn't know what to choose either


  • The “What's going on?” Award

    Harvester

Just......

Post Edited on 11/25/2016 19:50:11
Marcelloz Curator Backer Posts: 278 Registered: 9/14/2014
Marcelloz071
# 7 - Posted on 11/26/2016 20:30:05

My nominees :
The “Test of Time” Award
Fallout 3

The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award
Brothers- A Tale of Two Sons

The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
Grim Dawn

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
DOOM (2016)

The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
Dark Souls III

The “Game Within A Game” Award
The Witness

The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
Hitman (2016)

The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
Pony Island

The “We Didn’t Think Of Everything” Award
Game That Deserves A Sequel
Half-Life 2 : Episode Two