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Steam Top 10

Valve lists the following as the bestselling titles for last week on Steam, their digital marketplace:

  1. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. Divinity: Original Sin 2
  5. They Are Billions
  6. DARK SOULS III
  7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition
  8. Cuphead
  9. ARK: Survival Evolved
  10. Assassin's CreedŽ Origins

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39. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 3, 2018, 00:40 Kxmode
 
MacLeod wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 20:34:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 19:45:
All the nominations and awards for Divinity: Original Sin 2 happened months after its September 14, 2017 release.
I think the phrasing was at issue in your original post, and still to an extent in this one. Crowdfunding isn't a release model, it's a funding one, so when you said "crowdfunded, EA or unreleased" shouldn't get a nomination, I think that's where the issue was for me. If you're saying just "unfinished games" shouldn't be nominated, I agree.

I agree that they are funding sources. However, to clarify, I group crowdfunded, EA, and unreleased together because they mean the same thing: unfinished, unreleased, and non-Gold products. As I see it once a game goes live, then the funding source becomes irrelevant, because consumers are now the funding source.

MacLeod wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 20:34:
The only argument that can kind of be made for PUBG was that release date was already set at that point, and it was pretty much feature-complete for launch - the play mechanics weren't going to change in the couple weeks between awards and launch.

I still don't want an unreleased product winning big awards. Case in point, you will never see awards for "pretty much feature-complete" un-released movies, books, cars, and so forth. Awards are the ultimate recognition of completed work and a game like PUBG, that has won awards, can alter their work at will, effectively nullifying the award. Or worse they could outright abandon the work leaving their award-winning product in an unfinished state. On merit alone, an unreleased game should never compete against games that have gone gold and are out in the wild for all to see and judge.

Does this make sense?

Hope I'm not talking past you.
 
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