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The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual awards for video games. As usual, the nominees are an eclectic mix of obvious picks and head-scratching surprises.
To be considered for the award, games must have been released between December 1, 2011, and November 30, 2012, and writers must be members of the guild. Additionally, game scripts have to be submitted. That explains the unusual mix of nominees. Where else would Mortal Kombat's story be held up against Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3?
Here are this year's nominees:
007 Legends: Written By Bruce Feirstein; Activision
Assassin’s Creed III: Story By Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; Multiplayer Story By Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Scriptwriter Corey May; Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young; Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation: Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two: Writing Consultant Marv Wolfman; Disney Interactive Studios
Halo 4: Narrative Design Christopher Schlerf; Microsoft Studios
Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Written By John Garvin; Sony Computer Entertainment America
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Pretty meaningless award.
...something stinks about this list of nominees.
Hmm this does seem like an odd assortment of games for this award. Halo 4 should definitely win though.
With a list this bad, they may as well have thrown "Journey" in as a contender.
AC3 and Halo 4 should be the winners...
Ok... besides halo 4, assassins creed, and uncharted what are the rest doing in there. Not that this isnt awesome to see video games reconizied from other types of people but they are judgeing writers for gods sakes. Dont they know what looks good and what dosent. Grantet the has to be losers but reall 007 legends and epic mickey.
Out of the available options, I'd give it to Halo 4. And how is Epic Mickey 2 even an option? No one played it!
Ahh most of the writers for the really good games weren't members of the guild. Makes sense. *** THE UNION!
Really 007 legends?