Steam Award Winners Prove Games In 2016 Sucked
(Last Updated On: January 1, 2017)

2016 sucked so bad when it came for pushing for new innovations in gaming, because innovation was pushed off to the side completely in favor of games being more about identity politics than fun. In fact, the sentiment seemed to be more true than most people realize because the majority of games winning Steam’s 2016 Awards are games that released years ago.

Now, I didn’t waste an iota of text on a “Best of” list because quite frankly nothing was good enough this year to deserve to have my time wasted to wax poetics with a  textual tongue-job. Screw that noise. And apparently gamers said the same thing because only two games released in 2016 walked away with a Steam award.

Blues pointed to the page over on the official Steam website where each of the winners from the categorical nominations were listed. You can check out the full winners below.

  • “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Won by Portal 2
  • “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Won by Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • “Test of Time” Won by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • “Just 5 More Minutes” Won by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Won by Grand Theft Auto V
  • “Game Within A Game” Won by Grand Theft Auto V
  • “I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye” Won by The Walking Dead
  • “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Won by Goat Simulator
  • “Boom Boom” Won by DOOM
  • “Love/Hate Relationship” Won by DARK SOULS III
  • “Sit Back and Relax” Won by Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • “Better With Friends” Won by Left 4 Dead 2

Well would you look at that. Most of those games are from almost half a decade ago.

Granted, games like Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and Overwatch – some of the most celebrated games of 2016 – were not available on Steam and were thus ineligible for nomination, but I tend to doubt that would have changed the winner’s list much. Even still, games like Mafia III, Watch Dogs 2, Dishonored 2 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are nowhere to be seen on the list, and with the exception of Dishonored 2, they rightfully don’t belong within 10 feet of that list.

Out of 12 of the winners, two of those categories went to GTA V, which released on PC back in 2015. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim walked away with an award, even though that game is now five years old. Goat Simulator picked up a win even though that game came out back in 2014.

Heck, Portal 2 is almost six years old and that game still managed to beat out all of the other puzzle games released in 2016.

Pathetic.

And the award for replayability and addiction? Counter-Strike: Global Offensive… because apparently a bunch of other shoddy multiplayer games released in 2016 on Steam can’t hold a candle to a game that came out back in 2012. Either it speaks volumes to the lack of replayability for the games made within the last four years, or it means gamers just aren’t buying new games. However, according to Steam Spy, the latter isn’t true at all. I guess that just means newer games suck when it comes replayability.

Only DOOM and Dark Souls III were the two 2016 titles that seemed to make their way onto a lot of people’s top games list. And DOOM is mostly filling out those lists because they decided not to screw over the brand by turning it into a piss-poor Call of Duty clone.

The games that won something special in the first annual Steam Awards were voted on and selected by the community. It’s really telling what gamers thought of 2016’s offerings given that they pissed on those games and decided to highlight winners that deserved it from back before identity politics became the name of the game and fun was put on the back burner so some beta male in problem glasses with spiky pink hair could make a game he and his dillweed friends from San Francisco could broadcast on social media for non-existent virtue signal points that most normal human beings couldn’t give two monkey-made turd pellets about.

But if this list of games that are actually fun — winning awards because they deserve it — made faux Twitter-laden slacktivists like Jonathan McIntosh cry in a corner because his frail sensibilities got triggered, then 2016’s sucky video game offerings was worth it.


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  • Ryan Faubion

    Except for the hiccups, what about Dishonored 2?

    • I think a lot of people liked what it had to offer. Although it’s mostly just an extension of the first game. I think the sales on PC might increase throughout 2017 now that it’s properly fixed. It’ll also be dependent on whether or not there’s anything worth modding into the game for longevity.

      While it wasn’t bad, Dishonored 2 was one of those games where it was just a sequel with some new levels and abilities, but it didn’t really evolve the experience that much over the first game, save for that one segment where you traveled between the two time zones.

  • fnd

    Lots of fear mongering over a stupid list wich lists games quite similar to those found in the year 2016.

    Also, Skyrim(with probably a gazillion mods) won the “test of time” award. Why would you give an award called “test of time” to a 2016 title? Classic Doom is probably more deserving of this award.

    • fnd

      Oh, and if you can make a list where you can put a game from any year it is obvious they will choose games from previous years due to preference, familiarity, emotional attachment, etc. then it is obvious they will choose previous games they are more familiar with.

      Sorry, this article was so bad i have to upvote my own posts :^).

      • Mr Snow

        I think this article shows that games from this year didn’t get people all that excited.

        • fnd

          Let’s see, we have one title from 2015, one from 2011, one from 2010, one from 2009, one from 2014, one from 2012 and TWO (I say again, 2) titles from 2016. It looks like 2016 is winning all those previous years :^), at least in this stupid “best of” list

  • durka durka

    doom was awesome, dishonored 2 and deus ex 2 needed work. Titanfall 2 was allright,, watchdogs 2 was better than the first and far cry primal and the ass creed games we have been getting lately. Final fantasy xv was good and you know what? Cod infinite warfare got the unfair end of the stick, the singleplayer was pretty enjoyable if you like the setting of the game, but ofcourse you wont pay 60 bucks for that. Oh and shadow warrior 2 was ok.

    Basicly 2016 can be summed up as…..lots of good games to buy on a sale.

    • Basicly 2016 can be summed up as…..lots of good games to buy on a sale.

      You know what… that’s a really good summary.

    • LurkerJK

      As you say most of those games need work, with all the shit they promised for FFXV you might as well wait for a year for them to “complete” the game

      A year of half baked AAA early access 60usd games that will be under 10usd in 12 months (heck, some of them are 40-60% off already) and youll get a better experience than the pioneers that just dived head first into the dry pool without looking

  • toastonrye

    What is your opinion of the Turing Test game? I never heard anything about it but picked it up last week during the Steam sale. I really enjoyed it, a very fun puzzle game. I think it must have went under noticed, especially if a 6-year old Portal 2 is still relevant like you say.

    • Definitely flew under the radar and it was actually a very good game. One of the many hidden gems of 2016. I thought some of the puzzles were a little too dense, and they could have spaced them out a bit with a few more “walking sim” segments just to give gamers some breathing room, but otherwise I thought the story was very compelling, very interesting and actually would have made for a great horror/thriller sci-fi flick.

      I think games like The Turing Test didn’t really stand out because media didn’t give those titles much space on their front pages. It’s a sad indication that agenda-driven news reporting leads to a lot of gamers not getting coverage at all, and in turn not receiving much attention from gamers.

      Even still, I wouldn’t say that The Turing Test is better than Portal 2, just because the co-op in the latter really gave it a lot of replayabilility along with the Workshop support, but it definitely deserved more attention than what it received.

    • durka durka

      You know when i saw that game was mostly puzzles i was like “meh” its not that i dont like that kind of games but i looked at the environments of the game and compared it to similar games i played like portal 1 and 2, quantum conundrum, qube, antichamber, kairo, magrunner and it did not look like it offered anything new.

  • LurkerJK

    This was a great year to put a dent on my back catalog (time mostly spent with witcher 3 to be honest, how long is that game anyway, i still havent finished it)

    Doom needs a mention, it was one of the most fun fps ive played in a while

    Oh and XCOM2 which i found underwhelming but liked enough to get 100 hours out of it

    • durka durka

      if you like xcom check out hardwest and halcyon 6.

      • LurkerJK

        About hard west when i was about to buy it i got turned off by the lack of team development and the focus on story missions (story missions are the thing i hate the most of the new xcoms)

        I havent seen much of halcyon 6, ill check it out if i get the chance

        • durka durka

          well. apart from that there are so ufo games, they are literally called ufo and the xcom one remake called xenonauts.

          • LurkerJK

            xenonauts i own but i havent tried

            the ufo games ive played a long time ago, imho they do story a lot better than the xcom games, specially the first one with the initial “wtf is going on” followed by “lets put a team together” and then watching the world slowly turning into a biological supercomputer

  • sigtrent

    Not sure if this is intentionally daft to draw audience or you just don’t get it. Steam awards are not a best of list. They are silly categories and you pick the game you think best fits the category, not the best game of the list. Nor is it supposed to be about 2016 games. It’s just silly stuff to give folks a way to earn prizes on Steam during their sale so that folks come each day. Contact marketing etc… It seems to only prove you aren’t very perceptive.

    • CleanFun

      So how do you felt about the games released last year?

      • fnd

        I dunno, since most use denuvo :^). I liked DSIII, Quantum Break, Slain, and didn’t find Doom all that it was hyped up to be.

      • sigtrent

        There are simply far more than I could ever play. Of the ones I played, I liked them a lot. I get a lot of games on sale so I’m often playing games a year or more out from when they were released. I think Civ 6 and Fallout 4 were the only big 2016 titles I played. Both were very good, though Civ 6 had some serious flaws out the gate that were quickly patched. Both showed a lot of refinement (Civ in mechanics, Fallout in combat game play). Both had some things I didn’t care for as much as prior games in the series (graphics in civ, story telling in Fallout).

        I played the fist chapter of Life is Strange which I very much liked and which took the Choice and Consequence / Graphic Adventure game genre a nice step forward.

        I’ve been computer gaming for about 30 years now and I’m honestly overwhelmed by the variety of games and the new genres constantly being invented. I don’t always like all of them but I admire the creativity and all the work that goes into even the indi titles.

        I will say the game I most admire as of late was from 2015, Witcher 3. I thought it really elevated the first person RPG to a new standards that is very tough for others to meet and it may be a while before another RPG eclipses it.

    • Steam awards are not a best of list. They are silly categories and you pick the game you think best fits the category, not the best game of the list.

      No, you don’t seem to get it. I explicitly mentioned that there were only two games from 2016 that gamers thought best suited those categories, no matter how silly those categories are. It showed that there wasn’t much in 2016 they thought deserved those honors. Further to that point, look at the nominees, some of them ARE from 2016. Gamers just didn’t feel that the majority of 2016’s offerings deserved to fit those selected categories.

      It doesn’t matter if it’s “silly stuff”, it still shows what gamers thought were fun, interesting, unique, innovative or underrated. They had the massive Steam library at their fingertips and most felt that games from half a decade ago were more interesting than games released this year, with the exception of Doom and Dark Souls III.

      It seems to only prove you aren’t very perceptive.

      You missed the forest for the trees so I’ll spell it out for you real slow: If games in 2016 didn’t suck, they would have easily won each of the categories going up against games a half decade old.

      • fnd

        Between classic and new stuff, most people will choose classic any day of the week with some exceptions (DSIII and Doom, based on old franchises of course). That’s confirmation bias for me.

        • Between classic and new stuff, most people will choose classic any day of the week with some exceptions (DSIII and Doom, based on old franchises of course). That’s confirmation bias for me.

          You should definitely ask “Why?” It’s not just confirmation bias. If you check the sales, a lot of people bought the new games but still awarded the old games. It’s more like they played the new stuff, said “Meh” and then went back to playing the old stuff. If you cross-reference what they play compared to what they buy compared to what they selected as part of the Steam Awards, it shows that they gave the new games a chance (by buying them) but quickly went back to the old games because they were more fun.

          • fnd

            Those aren’t old games, some games are from 2011, 2012, 2013 others from 2014, and 2 from 2016. If those people where playing games from the 90’s or 80’s i would agree.

          • Some of those games are from two generations ago. We’re moving into ninth gen this March. Based purely on the chronology of tech generations, they’re considered old.

          • fnd

            I could hardly notice the graphical differences. I agree with the technical stagnation part.

          • Ahahaha… well, thank you for proving my point. Mafia II actually looks better in some places than Mafia III and they’re six years removed from each other. That’s just unacceptable.

            Also keep in mind that a decade-old Crysis is still the go-to game for high-end benchmarks. We haven’t really had anything that comes close to that except for Battlefield 1. Technical stagnation almost seems like an understatement.

          • fnd

            Technical stagnation is a different argument than “2016 games are crap”. On one hand it is good for people like me who can’t afford top of the line GPU, on the other hand games released today still need a top of the line GPU lol.

          • Technical stagnation is a different argument than “2016 games are crap”.

            Not really. Technical stagnation led to games being casualized and designed for the lowest common denominator, so they don’t include features that might actually push the hardware. Thus, resulting in games that are no more innovative than what we had 10 years ago (or in some awful cases like Mafia III, less than what we had 10 years ago).

            On one hand it is good for people like me who can’t afford top of the line GPU, on the other hand games released today still need a top of the line GPU lol.

            Spec inflation. A lot of games suffer from it because they want to push the idea that the games are bigger than what they are. Remember when COD: Ghosts supposedly required 6GB of RAM and a top of the line GPU to run and wouldn’t let gamers run the game unless they met those requirements? Well, that was just until modders bypassed those requirements and found out the game ran fine on an old GPU with 4GB of RAM.

          • fnd

            “Thus, resulting in games that are no more innovative than what we had 10 years ago”

            Except games from half a decade ago where even more technically stagnated due to having to work around the XBOX 360 and PS3 specs limitations.

            I agree on the spec inflation part. There are beautiful games like Mad Max and Metal Gear V that works like a charm on a old geforce GT 640, but uglier games like Deus Ex: Mankind DIvided are struggling to peform well on a GTX 670 even on medium settings.

          • Except games from half a decade ago where even more technically stagnated due to having to work around the XBOX 360 and PS3 specs limitations.

            No arguing that. I used to rant about that all the time. The major issue is that the PS4/XB1’s specs bump were so small that the limitations facing the 360 and PS3 carried right on over into eighth gen, and created even more stagnation. It’s a real shame, too, because tech on the software and middleware side has absolutely blossomed with a lot of cool possibilities that just aren’t being utilized by anyone other than indies.

          • Mr Snow

            “Why?” is the right question to ask.

            It seems like the longer gaming goes on, the less gets included into a game. Or the less the game has to offer.

            Gamers like new things, but when the new things can’t offer them what the older ones can, they just go back to the old.

          • Exactly. Very well said.

      • sigtrent

        Why should they always choose new games over older ones especially if those older games are still played a lot.

        Every year of games is not going to be categorically better than the stars of past years. Every year has its favorites. It could well be that games in 2016 were not as good as games in 2015 or whatever year on whole. You never really know when inspiration will strike. Nor does popularity always denote quality.

        There are plenty of excellent games in 2016, among them some really great innovation. But sometimes they are not popular, or other times they simply aren’t quite as great as popular games of the past. It’s a tough business. I just don’t see the Steam awards as a useful benchmark of anything. I voted in categories where I’d not played any of the games on the list because I wanted badges, I imagine that I was not alone in that.

        • There are plenty of excellent games in 2016, among them some really great innovation.

          Feel free to name a few. I can only think of Planet Explorers. Many of the others are still in Early Access. I suppose you could say Oxenfree in terms of changing up the way characters communicate with each other. Not much else comes to mind, but if you list some maybe you could be right.

          You never really know when inspiration will strike. Nor does popularity always denote quality.

          Right, but the games winning awards aren’t just games from 2015… they’re as far back as half a decade ago. Which means there hasn’t been a villain in games that people thought as memorable as the one from Portal 2 since 2011.

          And “Better With Friends”…. they feel as if there hasn’t been a co-op title that’s as fun as L4D2 since 2009. That’s scarily close to almost a decade ago.

          I voted in categories where I’d not played any of the games on the list because I wanted badges, I imagine that I was not alone in that.

          Sure, but according to majority they did vote in categories of games they have played. Check out the Steam most played list: http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

          Notice a trend? Most of the games that won awards are games people still play. Essentially they were voting based on fun/replayability.

          • fnd

            I can pick Quantum Break as a fun shooter and a graphical powerhouse. Dark Souls 3 was good, didn’t like Doom as much as all the people praising it, but hey, it’s part of the list. Deus Ex Mankind Divided is pretty much the same as Deus Ex Human Revolution (including peformance issues) and Human Revolution was praised, so… I can do the same thing in 2015, 2014, 2013…

          • Quantum Break was a graphical powerhouse but that game has less gameplay features than Max Payne 2. You don’t even get an actual melee attack without the time power thing.

          • fnd

            The lack of bullet time features put me off at first but i think they wanted to try something different than Max Payne. It is worth a single play through (and watch through), just like most good story based games.

          • It is worth a single play through (and watch through), just like most good story based games.

            You won’t get any arguments from me that the game deserves at least ONE play through. However, the difference is that I played the absolute crap out of Max Payne 1, like… I loved that game so, so much. And Max Payne 2 was great for some of the mods, but I didn’t like the story that much and they made Max too invincible for my tastes compared to the first game. I’m also planning on playing through Max Payne 3 again because I had so much fun with that game.

            I think that’s the problem, though. A lot of games in 2016 just weren’t that fun, and they’re not the sort of games worth playing through for a second time.

          • fnd

            I used to play playstation titles like 7 times per title and such. Maybe i should go back to that gaming heaven? Not really, i did that because there was no internet and my gaming catalog was limited to 20 titles more or less.

          • Library limitations had something to do with it, but at the end of the day most of those games were far more fun than punching a psycho clown in the nose during a riot outside the Lexington bar.

  • Stephen Loper

    You really missed the boat with this article. Did you read the categories at all?! Seriously…”Skyrim came out 5 years ago?! Why would that win the award for an older game that we are still okay playing over and over? Why can’t we give that award to a game that had only been out for 2 months? Because those games all sucked, that’s why.” Also, pretty sure most of the new games this year didn’t feature a farm animal, most of the games on the list didn’t have a villain needing a hug, and , again, the games in 2016 that are flying under the radar haven’t had enough to be considered as “I thought this was cool before you did”

    I think you wasted your breath on your diatribe and should’ve written something on dishonored 2 redeeming the year of under performing sequels and lack of original content on steam, giving Blizzard am open for to steal customers.

    • Also, pretty sure most of the new games this year didn’t feature a farm animal,

      Which accentuates my point that there wasn’t many good games this year since few featured a variety of unique or innovative features. I mention this at the top of the article. There’s Stardew Valley and Farming Simulator 2016, but you just made my point for me.

      most of the games on the list didn’t have a villain needing a hug,

      Again, this accentuates my point that villains in games in 2016 sucked. They were either lame hipster douche bags or cliche villains from a 1970s Bond film.

      the games in 2016 that are flying under the radar haven’t had enough to be considered as “I thought this was cool before you did”

      That’s because there weren’t many sleeper hits in 2016. The only notable games would be ARK: Survival Evolved, Planet Explorers, Starbound and Stardew Valley. They aren’t bad games, but most people were thinking about something that was indie that eventually blew up. The only game that fit that category is No Man’s Sky, and a lot of people hated it at launch.

      I think you wasted your breath on your diatribe and should’ve written something on dishonored 2 redeeming the year of under performing sequels and lack of original content on steam, giving Blizzard am open for to steal customers.

      Screw that. Dishonored 2 was okay but not that great, and Blizzard didn’t produce anything noteworthy in 2016.

      • fnd

        “Which accentuates my point that there weren’t many good games this year since few featured a variety of unique or innovative features. I mention this at the top of the article. There’s Stardew Valley and Farming Simulator 2016, but you just made my point for me.”

        lol unique and innovative features like boring real life shit. No wonder hipsters liked a game like Papers Please.

        “Again, this accentuates my point that villains in games in 2016 sucked. They were either lame hipster douche bags or cliche villains from a 1970s Bond film.”

        Such as? Btw, it’s ironic to talk about hipster douche bag since hipsters love Glados. overrated game.

        • Did you play Watch Dogs 2? The main villain is literally nicknamed “The Douche” because he’s literally a Silicon Valley, hipster douche bag. I’m not even lying or exaggerating. Google up “Watch Dogs 2 villain”.

          Mafia III’s main villain was right out of James Bond flick, same with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Dishonored 2 (although, Delilah had the most backstory and depth out of most of all the villains featured in the fall blockbusters).

          • fnd

            Haven’t played any of those games but at least Watch Dogs 2 villain is accurate, lol.

  • giygas

    Publishers will eventually drop the social justice pandering when they realize it’s not profitable. SJWs are an exceptionally loud and tiny minority. They only time they put their money where their mouth is, is when a Special Olympian wants victim bux.

    On a side note: The endless streams of SJW tears following the US election results alone made 2016 worth it. We’re past the tipping point. The cancer that is social justice will only continue losing influence and relevance in the years ahead.

    • “SJWs are an … tiny minority”

      I’m not sure about this.

      The fact that these parasites have infiltrated and have total control of the mainstream media, news media, academia, education, entertainment media, politics, law and government suggests they aren’t a “tiny minority” any more.

      I’m in the UK and apart from the Internet, I honestly cannot think of a single media outlet (TV, news feeds, newspapers, tabloids, etc.) that doesn’t push the regressive SJW libtard agenda. The closest you’ll get is the Daily Mail and even that leans towards leftism for the most part.

      Also, if you factor in the case that children and teens are being indoctrinated with this crap in schools, colleges and universities, it’s resulting in all these millennial hipster cucks and feminists we see everywhere today.

      I mean, how quick does it take for someone in the public eye to Tweet/say a supposedly “sexist” (against women) or “racist” (against non-whites) comment and immediately have the entire SJW feminist lynch mob bombard them until they cave in and issue a grovelling apology?

      With that kind of influence above, there is no way on earth they are a tiny minority any more.

      • LurkerJK

        I think they are a tiny minority

        However that statement is missing a crucial element, there is huge minority that has no pride, no individuality, no ability to think for themselves and will parrot anything said loud enough and until recently they were by far the loudest, i believe these ppl are the result of most of the indoctrination, they made generic followers not clones

        The thing about that huge minority is that they turn 180° very easily, the left knows it, thats why they double down all the time they desperately need to keep the followers in line

        • Are they a minority? Maybe.

          But tiny? Most definitely not in my view, because tiny minorities do not get to infiltrate and control the biggest Western institutions and organizations over the span of of 30 years.

          • LurkerJK

            Modern education trains ppl into submissive cucks that bark on certain command words

            When you throw a single very loud, extremely aggressive and utterly toxic person armed with the magic words in, the group is bound to be heavily influenced by the loony one

          • That’s my point though.

            If this garbage is being taught in schools, colleges and universities and the groups are bound to be heavily influenced by the loony one, then how can the amount of these toxic minorities be “tiny” any more?

            Yes, you can always make the argument that people either grow out of it or they were just “playing along” in order to not get labelled a “sexist”/”racist”/”homophobe”etc., but you have to remember that this SJW crap is being taught to school children, which moulds Social Justice and feminism into their nature.

            It’s not just a case of an open-minded young student in his/her late-teens deciding to take a Gender Studies course in college/university. He/she will have most likely been indoctrinated with that crap BEFORE taking the course.

          • LurkerJK

            Have you read the articles Milo wrote about Generation Z ?
            Newer generations are growing watching their father, mother, brothers and sisters act like completely insane idiots and growing up red pilled having to fend for themselves and do all the things their completely useless siblings and parents cannot do

            (rofl, i tried googling for the link and saw an article with the “Generation Z has the Potential to Become Full Blown Nazis” and “Is ‘Generation Z’ the most conservative since WW2” titles)

            I am not as pessimistic as you are about them, although definitely education needs an intervention

            I am more concerned about the useless, extremely influenceable sheep that are adults today, that loony one does not need to be a sjw you know, it could be whatever, who knows what crazy thing could come up tomorrow

        • fnd

          Who cares if they are a minority if they hold power and influence?

      • giygas

        Notice the Brexit vote and Trump victory despite the insane levels of collusion stacked against them.

        The SJWs lost because they tried to shove their bullshit ideological dogma down everyone’s throats and they will continue to lose by doubling down on it. Their narratives are crumbling. All of that control over the MSM isn’t worth shit if nobody takes them seriously anymore.

        The SJWs have little to no social capital left in the US and are about lose all institutional power as well. Canada is said to be not very far behind.

        I’m not as familiar with the UK situation but it’s the one country in Europe that still has a fighting chance. Sargon of Akkad has an entertaining video covering it.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJau4S0zw98

        • I think there’s a lot of nuance being ignored here.

          I think what everyone is saying is true.

          There are a lot of people indoctrinated to believe the BS being spewed by the SJWs. However, they instantly get red-pilled once they start asking questions or examine any of the facts.

          There are a lot of drones/clones/brainwashed people regurgitating SJW rhetoric because they’ve been told to be politically correct. It’s not that they believe it but most people don’t want to be labeled as sexist/racist/transphobic/etc.

          This creates a philosophical vortex of dissonance. People recognize that SJWism is BS but they don’t want to be labeled. SJWs keep doubling down with lies making it harder for normies to accept their BS.

          The general theme is that most people just want to be left alone to play vidya.

          I think things like Brexit — much like #GamerGate and Trump being elected — are the final tipping points of people becoming fed up and finally taking a stand. It’s a lot more complex than SJWs being a vocal minority since as GamesGoodmeGood points out that this nonsense is in academia and the education system. However, most people really aren’t wackadoodle SJWs, but they’re being force-fed the nonsense at every avenue.

          It’s a complex situation, but it is true that most people hate SJWism when they can think freely for themselves and get away from the inculcation of the most left-field nonsense. It will take a bit of time for people to get detoxed and ignore them for good.

          • giygas

            The next four years are gonna be fun.

        • I think the UK is a lost cause, because even if Brexit happens, it does not change the fact that the country is still under the control by the Conservative party – basically SJW leftists in disguise despite the name of the party.

          In my country, the ultimate SJW libtard feminist party are Labour. When we elect a Prime Minister, despite other parties available, it’s basically always been between the Conservatives and Labour, much like how it’s always been between the Democrats and the Republicans in America.

          Both the Conservatives and Labour are part of the globalist establishment. The Conservatives are just less loud about it.

          With Donald Trump, America actually has a genuine chance to reverse the SJW crap. Until the UK somehow gets UKIP and Nigel Farage in charge, we will always remain in a bad position.

          • durka durka

            ” it does not change the fact that the country is still under the control by the Conservative party – basically SJW leftists”

            Well what you want exactly?

            “With Donald Trump, America actually has a genuine chance to reverse the SJW crap.”

            True but also fuck up everything since trump is going against what he promised and giving everything to the oligarchs. Yes lets do deals with Russia on oil, lets put someone in charge of labor who wants machines selling stuff instead of workers. None of this helps the average person. That will cause a uproar.

            “As for the UK, until we somehow get UKIP and Nigel Farage in charge, we will always remain in a bad position”

            You mean that clown that rushed to leave the party and after that more people have left that party than any other party in the last few decades? You mean that sinking ship? Really? You clearly are a fanboy, but i hear this bullshit from the germans too, they want to vote for AFD when the creators of that party who were economists who thought Germany will be better outside the Euro and the EU, left the party and they themselves say that the current party members are a bunch of clueless populists who dont know the first thing about economy.

            So no i dont think that you gonna get what you think you gonna get. You will beat the sjws no argument there since they will cave to peer pressure and the tyranny of normality but you still voting for incompetent people based on populism and the “true patriot” bullshit argument.

          • “Well what you want exactly?”

            How about a party that isn’t SJW left-leaning and more classical libertarian?

            “You clearly are a fanboy”

            No I’m not. I’ve already said that I don’t trust any politician.

            In all honesty I don’t trust UKIP and Nigel Farage either. But I mention them because of the fact that Conservative and Labour are so cucked already, that with a different party (i.e. UKIP) there may be a chance that things could change under them.

            My honest take on politicians is that they are all pandering sockpuppets and are all part of or become the globalist establishment at the end of the day

        • durka durka

          I stopped paying attention to your echocahamber and thus i found out the truth. None of that is true. What is true is this, people are screwed over by the elites the same elites that trump has in his cabinet. So they dont trust the media, the news, the experts and they go against them by sticking it to them. Combine that with the youth being unemployed and the migrant waves and what you got is people feeling left out, alone, losing everything they have. So they dont trust anyone and give a FU to the establishment. There wont be any grand liberation or improvement. Things are gonna get worse this year until everyone realizes they fucked up and ditch populism in order to take action and make some serious changes in the way things work.

          You will see this happening if you stop focusing so much in your echochamber.

          • giygas

            No reasoning given to explain your point. -> Opinion discarded. You’ve explained why people voted Trump, which nobody disputes. You’ve failed to challenge my “echo chamber”. How disappointing.

            This discussion is becoming a tl;dr snore fest.

      • durka durka

        They are a tiny minority, the radical left is a tiny minority for that reason they stick together and push their shit. Calling people libertards is not an argument unless you are a conservanut. 😀

        • “They are a tiny minority, the radical left is a tiny minority for that reason they stick together and push their shit.”

          A “tiny minority” that happens to have have infiltrated and have total control of the mainstream media, news media, academia, education, entertainment media, politics, law and government

          A “tiny minority” that happens to completely influence and dictate Western society and culture

          A “tiny minority” that happens to be continuously churning out all these hipster SJW faggots from schools and academia

          A minority? Maybe. But tiny? Certainly not any more

          Your comment sounds extremely similar to the “not all feminists are like that” line used by ‘good feminists’ for damage control and to deflect blame away from themselves for not calling out their radical retards

          “Calling people libertards is not an argument unless you are a conservanut.”

          I’m not a conservative nor republican, just someone who believes in egalitarianism, free speech, free expression and anti-censorship

          Unfortunately, a lot of liberals now do not seem practice what they preach. A lot cannot seem to help themselves from being sucked into the radical leftist power game. But yeah yeah, they’re a “tiny minority”

          But don’t worry, you’ve made it clear before that you’re a lefty and have a dislike of Republicans and Conservatives, going by your constant bashing of Donald Trump and your deafening silence on Hillary Clinton (besides “they’re both just as bad”, you know the easy deflector shield line to make it seem as if one is neutral)

  • David tong

    Agreed that some of the games that won the award sucks. But i dont get why we’d have to choose a 2016 game. Some of the award descriptions dont even match a 2016 game….

  • Sand Ripper

    I only voted because each daily vote was worth a free trading card.

    • LurkerJK

      and then sell it for 6 to 10 cents each

  • Celerity

    I did a pretty good job of picking the winners. More importantly, Derpest Dungeon did NOT win, despite being the cucked out beta males in problematic glasses you mentioned that just cry bitch tears about Trump, unironically describe WaPo as real journalism, and have gotten every fake award currently for sale. Even with that and their thousands of shills they could only get nominated for “Love/Hate”… which is actually kind of accurate given that shills love it and gamers hate it,

    They bought 3k reviews for #ShillsGiving for nothing, LMFAO.

  • Conner Garry Sennett

    I’m sad The Witcher 3 or Ratchet & Clank didn’t win one. although the latter might not be on Steam?

    • Witcher 3 came close. Ratchet & Clank is only on PS4, though, which is why it wasn’t listed. I’ve seen that game appear on some top 10 disappointing games of 2016 lists, but I don’t really get what people were expecting from a remaster with bumped up graphics.

      • It was 30fps so I am guessing that is a big reason it bombed.

        • Most eighth gen console games are 30fps, heh… it would seem like people would be use to the low-tier console specs by now.

          • Gonna build a new PC for gaming early next year, probably after I see more facts about AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. I’m still set on the Core i5 6600K through.

            But yeah, I can imagine how one would double-facepalm himself when having to step down to a console from a GTX 1070.