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Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation picks up writing award

Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation won an award for "Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing" from the Writers Guild of America. Richard Farrese and Jill Murray are credited with the script. Liberation beat out 007 Legends, Assassin's Creed 3, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Halo 4 and...

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood wins Writers Guild award

The Writers Guild of America awarded Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with the 2011 award for best video game writing -- which you may or may not agree with, but considering the nominees, at least Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 didn't win. The prize was given to Ethan Petty, Nicholas Grimwood and...

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Writers Guild of America defends gaming awards

We've said some ... unkind things about the Writer's Guild of America's video game awards over the years, previous nominees for which include Wet, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Clash of the Titans. Of course, there's always been a widespread belief that the pool was thinned by WGA requirements that...

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Uncharted 2 wins Writers Guild of America games writing award

We've lived with an unspoken fear in the back of our minds since the middle of January, when the nominees for the Writers Guild of America video game writing award were first announced. We weren't sure if we could live in a world where X-Men Origins: Wolverine was decorated over Assassin's Creed 2...

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Force Unleashed grips Writers Guild video game award

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has been awarded the second annual video game writing award by The Writers Guild of America. The title bested Fallout 3, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 and Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! Before complaining about your favorite game...

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Dead Head Fred wins Writer Guild's very first game writing award

Now that the writers are back on work (hooray, TV!), it's time to take a moment and reflect on the Writers Guild of America's first ever choice for best video game writing. The winner? Dead Head Fred for PSP. It's a game that (shamefully) almost no one bought. The more cynical of our readers may...

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Dead Head Fred wins WGA's first Video Game Writing Award

Now that that silly writer's strike is under control, it's time to get back to the busy work of ... video game writing awards! The Writer's Guild of America has chosen the winner – from amongst five nominees – of its first-ever Video Game Writing Award. Congratulations to the team at...

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Dead Head Fred gets nomination from Writer's Guild

Finally, a headline about the Writer's Guild that's not about the strike. The Writer's Guild of America announced nominees for its first-ever awards for video game writing. The winner will be announced on February 9th (but don't expect a fancy awards show). There were five nominees, including one...

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Writer's Guild of America announces nominees for game writing award

The only thing that's consistently more ham-handed and embarrassing than the writing in games is the writing about games. Unlike the latter, however, small glimmers of hope emerge every year with the few games that thought it wise to deliver engaging dialogue and thoughtful plotting. This year...

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Writers Guild strike might help video game industry

Has the Writers Guild of America strike got you down? Are you despondent when watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother? Depressed about the short season of Heroes? Well turn around, bright eyes -- at least the WGA strike hasn't slowed the production of video games; in fact, the strike might be...

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