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That’s right, friends, it’s just about time for another “spend more money you probably don’t have on more games you tell yourself you’re going to play but never will so you make yourself feel better by taking out second and third mortgages so you can buy more games to make you feel better about all the other games you haven’t played yet all while losing everything you’ve ever loved except games because games will never leave you so screw everything else and buy more games, 2016 Edition.”

Ahem, so yeah, the Steam Autumn Sale (or the “right now” sale in South Africa) kicked off yesterday, bringing with it loads of great discounts for equally great games. Accompanying that bit of news, Valve has announced its very own game awards, creatively titled the Steam Awards. Details below.

The Steam Autumn Sale officially commenced yesterday (23 November), and will run until 29 November, and boy is it a good one. Highlights for me include The Elder Scrolls games going for 50 – 73% off, Far Cry Primal (-50%), DOOM (-67%), Ori and the Blind forest: Definitive Edition (-50%), Dishonored (-67%), Portal and Portal 2 (-80%), Undertale (-50%), Outlast (-75%), and Broforce (-75%).

But the sale isn’t the only big thing happening on Steam right now. In a new post on the site, Valve explains that “for the first time in human history, our Steam Community will decide the nominees for the prestigious Steam Awards.”

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According to the blurb, users can nominate any games available on the store to win an award in one of eight categories. The awards are kind of amazing, ranging from the “I’m not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye” award, to the “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” award, and even the “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” award. There’s also room for another award that will be chosen by the community.

Nominations are already open and will close on the same date as the Autumn Sale (29 November). Users will also be able to earn new badges by completing certain tasks during this time. Full details can be found here.

Source: Steam

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