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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