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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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007 Legends? Really?
Wow, the Writers Guild of America.. fancy pantsy
007 Legends? Really! I understand AC3, Halo 4, and Uncharted, but 007 Legends. Do these guys play Mass Effect, Max Payne. Even Borderlands 2's story is better then Mickey and 007.
Lol 007? Nah...
Halo 4 and AC 3 certainly are good choices, but the other three are ridiculous. Instead, they should be Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, and The Walking Dead.
lol what a joke. try again, except put spec ops, far cry 3, dishonoured, journey, not to mention like 6 other games in there that i can't think of right now.
This award really should be much more prestigious. That is, if all the game makers submitted scripts to the place. I mean, games have some incredible writing and those should be recognized.
"...and writers must be members of the guild."
Which is why these nominees always suck.
AC III shouldn't even be considered, I don't care if the writer is in the guild or not
007?! Well, guess that the story can't be to blame for the bad gameplay. Assassin's Creed III is the most ambitious here, but I still feel that there were WAY too many plot holes and inconsistencies in it for any kind of award. Halo should probably win.
007 Legends?! wtf
yea, max payne story was strong, cinematic.
but let's just give the award to
METAL GEAR 4, from 2008. jaw-dropping.
The WGA is a joke.
Halo should get it, and I'm not even a huge Halo fan.
007? didnt see that coming.
Not a very reputable award ceremony I presume?