Valve’s portable gaming PC is a revelation to some, but it’s also pricey. So, you could try your luck by getting one for free. To coincide with this year’s Game Awards, Valve is making its own Steam TV coverage of the show more appealing by giving away plenty of Steam Deck consoles.
However, there are a few eligibility criteria. You must watch the event on Steam TV, which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on December 8, and you must pre-register on the official giveaway page to enter the raffle. And you can only enter and win if you are in the US, Canada, UK or EU where the console is currently available. On top of all that, you must have made a Steam purchase within the year ending November 14, 2022. That should thin the herd a bit.
The Game Awards expands the “live” (not actually live) experiences with IMAX theater screenings in multiple cities across the United States, Canada, and other countries. This will also be the first year to feature a new Best Adaptation category, for projects that turn games into movies, TV shows and more. sonic the hedgehogit’s your fault.
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