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The Steam Awards Voting Starting on the same Day as Winter Sale

The Steam Awards
The Steam Awards

Voting for The Steam Awards will commence on December 22, coinciding with the launch of this year's Winter Sale

The Steam Awards voting process is scheduled to start on December 22, right on time for the beginning of 2017's Steam Winter Sale. The nominations have been made public today, and a certain Wild Card category nomination is missing. The player suggested "Game That Deserves A Sequel" award is notably absent from Valve's picks. Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was nominated for the category, in a display of fan activism started on Reddit, attempting to get someone to at least mention HL3 in an official capacity. Valve, of course, made no mention of the fan-driven stunt in its announcement.

Starting with December 22, a new category will be open for voting each day, while voting on the category of the previous day will closed. The winners will be announced on New Year's Eve.

December 22nd 10 AM PST
The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
-Borderlands 2
-Dead by Daylight
-Far Cry 3
-Far Cry 4
-Portal 2

December 23rd 10 AM PST
The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
-Euro Truck Simulator 2
-Stardew Valley

December 24th 10 AM PST
The “Test of Time" Award
-Age of Empires II HD
-The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
-Sid Meier’s Civilization V
-Team Fortress 2

December 25th 10 AM PST
The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
-Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
-Rocket League
-Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
-Fallout 4

December 26th 10 AM PST
The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
-Bioshock Infinite
-Grand Theft Auto V
-Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

December 27th 10 AM PST
The “Game Within A Game Award” Award
-Garry’s Mod
-Grand Theft Auto V
-The Stanley Parable
-Tabletop Simulator
-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

December 28th 10 AM PST
The “I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye” Award
-Life Is Strange
-To the Moon
-This War of Mine
-The Walking Dead

December 29th 10 AM PST
The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
-ARK: Survival Evolved
-Blood and Bacon
-Farming Simulator 17
-Goat Simulator
-Stardew Valley

These are the Wild Card Award nominations, with "Game That Deserves A Sequel" nomination mysteriously absent:

December 30th 10 AM PST
The “Boom Boom” Award
-Just Cause 3
-Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
-Kerbal Space Program

The “Love/Hate Relationship” Award
-Darkest Dungeon
-Dota 2
-Geometry Dash
-Super Meat Boy

The “Sit Back and Relax” Award
-Cities Skylines
-Euro Truck Simulator 2
-Mini Metro

The “Better With Friends” Award
-Don’t Starve Together
-Gang Beasts
-Golf With Your Friends
-Left 4 Dead 2