Here Are the Writers Guild’s Video Game Writing Nominees

We’re in the midst of awards season for movies, but as games have become more of an established part of the mainstream, this is also slowly becoming awards season for games as well, what with the BAFTAs and the WGA giving out game awards. Today the Writers Guild of America announced its nominees, and here are your nominees for the Video Game Writing award:

Singularity

Assassins’ Creed: Brotherhood

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

God of War III

Fallout: New Vegas

OK, so that’s an undeniably s–t list, but there is something you must keep in mind: only members of the WGA or folks applying to be members of the Guild are eligible. Even with the pool of candidates being limited, though, you gotta think they could’ve done better than this, but then again I really have no idea who in the gaming industry are guild members.

There really isn’t much reason or most game writers to be WGA members, though, because most often game writers are employees of the game’s developers (with few exceptions); they don’t need protection the way movie and TV writers do.

Really it just comes down to who submits their game for the award, because you’ll be eligible if you submit a guild application with the award submission. Folks probably just didn’t submit.

This just makes me wish they didn’t give this award, because they’re recognizing some really bad writing here. Having Singularity on here is like the WGA nominating, like, Timecop for a screenplay award. S–t, now that I think of it, Singularity really is just Timecop but with Russians. Huh.

The WGA will hand out its awards on February 5.

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