It is useful to remember that in order to be nominated and win the Writer's Guild's Video Game Writing Award, the game writers are required to have either been or applying to become members of the guild. With that said, here are the nominations:
- Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft Entertainment
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Sony Computer Entertainment
- Wet, Bethesda Softworks
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Activision
Among those choices, there are maybe two with which I would agree, but the rest of them seem a bit... odd. Hence the warning statement about the writers needing to be part of, or possibly part of, the guild itself. Of course, last year's list of nominees also had some confusing selections, and the winner ended up being Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The winner of this year's award will be announced February 10 at the aptly named Writer's Guild Awards ceremony.
So, in due order, which games do you think deserve an award for their writing for the past year? Perhaps a sparkling gem from the list above caught your eye (like, say, Uncharted 2)? Or did another game whose writers are un-guilded make its case to you?