PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds wins Game of the Year in the third annual Steam Awards

    
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All is well.

It’s like a law of nature when you’re connected with video games: You need awards, and something needs to be the game of the year. (We are not exempt from this law.) Steam also has its own game awards, which is entirely reliant on game fans voting for the top games within various categories, and this year’s award went to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

For those of you who immediately dispute this result, it’s worth noting that the award is entirely based on audience votes rather than any editorial mandate, and obviously the game in question has to be for sale on Steam, removing some prominent options for consideration. Still, it’s good to see that PUBG has the fans passionate enough to win the voting for the storefront’s awards, so congratulations are due just the same.

Source: Steam

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rafael12104

Not a lot of “steam” behind these awards this year.

Lol. Ok, I’ll show myself out.

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Oleg Chebeneev

And I never even played it ><

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Bruno Brito

Yet, it’ll still live on Fortnite’s shadow.

So, let them enjoy this little drawing in their fridge.

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Armsbend

Where did Valve hit Artifact land?

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PanagiotisLial1

I always found their awards biased. See when yo got to vote for best mmo of the year or any other award they give you a pre-choice they made to pick from. You cant just choose a mmo from their entire list

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Greaterdivinity

I looked through my votes and I voted “wrong” in every single category. Given the winners…I’m pretty alright with this.

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blahlbinoa .

Is this a meme?

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Weilan

I think they paid big to get the award.

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Greaterdivinity

Doubtful. Valve doesn’t do that shit, and just looking at the players for each game based on Steam reviews it’s not remotely surprising.

PUBG: 812,160 reviews
MHW: 58,063
KC:D: 25,717
AC:OD: 17,441
Hitman 2: 3,656

Based off that alone PUBG has 16x the players as MHW, and while there’s like tons of overlap between them there’s a ton more PUBG players globally.

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cursedseishi

It’s just a good thing Fortnite (or Apex Legends, for that matter) aren’t on Steam then. It won the award by virtue of being the best of the worst Battle Royale games on the market still tied to Steam.

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Weilan

Well, that’s just depressing.

So the game with the biggest numbers wins, despite the fact that more than 60% of the reviews are negative…

This just adds more proof to my hypothesis that BR games are only big because they’re the most popular fad right now, not because they’re good.

Kinda like how mainstream music is – people are listening to it not because it’s good, but because it’s easier to fit in when you do what everyone else is doing.

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Greaterdivinity

It’s by popular vote from Steam users. Given what I’ve seen of the average Steam users opinion on BR games (HOW ON EARTH DOES RING OF ELYSIUM HAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW IN A GAME WHERE ACTIONS HAPPEN AT THE DEPRESS OF A BUTTON RATHER THAN THE PRESS OF IT?!?!?!) this is utterly unsurprising and not remotely shocking.

These are the masses that flock to Twitch to find out what new BR game all the hot young streamers are playing so that they can hope senpai notices them.

I guess I’m in a mood this morning because reading my post I sound saltier than usual…time for coffee I guess.

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agemyth 😩

Most played game on Steam gets most votes. No reason to really jump to payola on that one.

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Armsbend

It’s like the Billboard music awards. Whoever sells the most wins. No biggie.