Ho-ho-holy crap, look at those savings! I feel like I made this exact same joke another year already...
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It's that time once again. A time where you are probably off work or school for a little holiday break. A time to come together to spend time with family and loved ones. It's also a time to keep bleeding those bank accounts dry with tons of holiday sales.

That's right, the Steam Winter Sale for 2022 is now live! From now through January 5 at 10AM (PT), you will be able to save big on thousands of different games, DLC, and other content available through Steam. You know what this is all about by now. Go check out your Steam Wishlists to see if anything you've wanted is discounted, or just browse the store for something unexpected you may not have wanted prior to it being on sale for 60% off.

If you have everything you want, then maybe you should go vote on the Steam Awards. Voting is live for all 11 categories. Cast your votes before January 3 at 9AM (PT). You will earn a random Winter Sale Trading Cards for each vote you cast. The winners, as voted on by the public, will be announced on January 3 at 10AM (PT).

A full list of the nominees in each category can be found below.

Game of the Year
  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human
  • Elden Ring
  • Stray
  • God of War
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

VR Game of the Year
  • Bonelab
  • Hitman 3
  • Green Hell VR
  • Among Us VR
  • Inside the Backrooms

Labor of Love
  • Dota 2
  • Project Zomboid
  • No Man's Sky
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Cyberpunk 2077

Better with Friends
  • Raft
  • Ready or Not
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • MultiVersus
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Outstanding Visual Style
  • Scorn
  • Bendy and the Dark Revival
  • Cult of the Lab
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
  • Teardown
  • Stray
  • Neon White
  • Dome Keeper

Best Game You Suck At
  • GTFO
  • Victoria 3
  • Total War: Warhammer 3
  • Elden Ring
  • FIFA 23

Best Soundtrack
  • Metal Hellsinger
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+

Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • A Plague Tale Requiem
  • God of War
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
  • The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
  • Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered

Sit Back and Relax
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Power Wash Simulator
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Dorf Romantik
  • Slime Rancher 2

Best Game on the Go
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Death Stranding Director's Cut
  • Brotato
  • Marvel Snap