Steam Award Winners Announced

The Voting for the Second ever Steam Awards has recently concluded and although the categories seemed a little unusual, it did not stop the usual suspects from winning.

The Steam Awards are not exclusive for games released in 2017, which allows older games to still be considered for glory. This is for good reason as Valve recently announced that Steams best selling games for the year were Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, all of which are multiple years old. 

Steam Awards 2017 Winners

  • Choices Matter -- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  • Mom's Spaghetti -- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Labor Of Love -- Warframe
  • Suspension of Disbelief -- Rocket League
  • The World Is Grim Enough, Let's Just All Get Along -- Stardew Valley
  • No Apologies -- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  • Defies Description -- Garry's Mod
  • Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War -- Just Cause 3
  • Haunts My Dreams -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Soul of Vitruvius -- Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0 -- The Evil Within 2
  • Best Soundtrack -- Cuphead
  • Even Better Than I Expected -- Cuphead

Should FIFA 17 be banned for supporting the LGBT community?

Some Russian MP's seem to think so and have asked for the game to either remove its 'Rainbow Kit' or face a higher age rating or even an outright ban in Russia.

As if there are not already enough problems trying to raise awareness and support of LGBT issues in the sporting world. Our games, films, television programmes, magazines, comic books, newspapers, advertisements etc SHOULD reflect the audiences that consume them and our society is so diverse and multi-faceted. It's refreshing to see EA show their support to the LGBT community (especially with football being such a particularly hostile environment in this regard) and a shame to see them under pressure by one of the biggest gaming markets in the world.