Writers Guild of America game nominees announced

Written by Joe Martin

January 15, 2010 // 12:55 p.m.

Tags: #modern-warfare #mw2 #uncharted #wga #writers-guild-of-america #writers-guild-of-america-game-nominees-announced

The Writers Guild of America has revealed the five nominations that it believes represent the cream of 2009's crop and, just as is the case every year, the choices are a little...strange.

Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are Assassin's Creed 2 sit as the most obvious and, perhaps, deserved nominees - but the list is spoiled by two more dubious inclusions. Check the list below.
  • Assassin's Creed II: Story by Corey May, Script Writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Written by Jesse Stern, Additional Writing Steve Fukuda, Story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, Jason West, Battlechatter Dialogue, Sean Slayback; Activision
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Wet, Written by Duppy Demetrius; Bethesda Softworks
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Script Writer Marc Guggenheim; Activision
The winner of the WGA's award will be revealed towards the end of February in a big ceremony in LA, reports Kotaku.

The nominees are certainly better than they were last year, where The Force Unleashed walked away with the prize after trouncing Fallout 3, Red Alert 3 and Tomb Raider: Underworld.

The WGA has often been criticised for how it selects winners, with only members of the guild being elegible for nomination.

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