In conjunction with their latest round of sales, Steam announced today that users would be able to vote and nominate games for a series of user-voted Steam awards.
So naturally, the community started nominating No Man's Sky for awards left, right and centre. Awards for being terrible, that is.
Here's a quick snapshot of what's been filling up the No Man's Sky forums on Steam:
"Please Do Not Buy This Game" Award is winning, which isn't much of a surprise, although "Greatest Game To Play With Your Friends" was edging out "Best Tech Demo of 2016" by a single vote at the time of writing.
There was also this:
I found it hard not to like this suggestion, not necessarily for the No Man's Sky jab but for its versatility:
Elsewhere, members of the PC Master Race sub-reddit have decided that "Biggest Letdown Of The Year" is the most appropriate way to continue airing their displeasure. That award doesn't officially exist, and given that Valve's description for the awards is clearly a little tongue in cheek I can't imagine they would want to put an official seal, as it were, on the No Man's Sky outrage.
Still, sometimes a protest vote is just the thing you need to feel good. It'll probably give Hello Games another reason to continue their policy of staying low though, knowing what awaits once they surface.