It’s that time of the year again when gamers have to hold onto their wallets and bank accounts. You know what I’m talking about; Valve has confirmed that the Steam Winter Sale 2018 will begin tomorrow on December 20, 2018, and end on January 3, 2019.

Besides that, the 2018 Steam Awards nominees have also been announced, with voting commencing during the same timeframe as the Steam Winter Sale 2018. There are eight categories this year, including some unique and unconventional ones that you can check out below:

Game of the Year

  • PUBG
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Hitman 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

VR Game of the Year

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • VRChat
  • Beat Saber
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • Superhot VR

Labor of Love

  • Dota 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Path of Exile
  • Stardew Valley

Best Environment

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Subnautica
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Far Cry 5
  • Dark Souls 3

Better with Friends

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Payday 2
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Overcooked 2

Best Alternate History

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Fallout 4

Most Fun with a Machine

  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Rocket League
  • NieR: Automata
  • Factorio
  • Space Engineers

Best Developer

  • CD Projekt Red
  • Ubisoft
  • Bethesda
  • Rockstar Games
  • Digital Extremes Ltd.
  • Square Enix
  • Capcom
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Klei

The winners for each category in the 2018 Steam Awards will be announced sometime in February. Steam users who vote can earn special trading cards. So, spend wisely and suck in that urge to impulse buy every game you see. Trust me, I know (I write as I look at my own endless games backlog, *shudder*).


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