If you live in the US, Canada, UK, or EU and have a Steam account, you may have a chance of winning a free Steam Deck this month! Valve has partnered with The Game Awards to give away one 512GB Steam Deck during every minute of the live-streaming event! Sure, you’ll need to sit through a three-hour commercial for new and upcoming games, but at least you won’t have to pay $649.
Valve will give out a Steam Deck to Steam customers who’ve made a purchase between November 14th, 2021, and November 14th, 2022. This could mean that up to 180 Steam Decks may be given away, but you must watch the show on Steam.TV to get one! The Game Awards starts on December 8th at 7:30 PM ET. The total number of Steam Decks has not been made official yet, but the Giveaway Rules state that the number will be announced before and during the event.
If you’re hoping for the cash equivalent rather than a Steam Deck, I’ve got some unfortunate news for you:
The prizes are not substitutable and there are no cash alternatives to the prizes listed. Each prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, including taxes imposed on their income.
The giveaway is also limited to certain countries and has some restrictions as well:
To get started, click here to register. If you want to register the old-fashioned snail mail way, check out the process below. Remember that if you choose to enter via mail, the winners will be drawn at another time, but no later than December 23rd, 2022.
The Steam Deck has been getting pretty good reviews, but one of the issues typically brought up is that several games are still incompatible with the handheld. Although this is to be expected, finding roundabout ways of booting your favorite titles can be frustrating.
Will you be entering the giveaway? Let us know in the comments section below.[Source: Valve]