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The Writers Guild of America is a slight misnomer. In fact, there are two separate unions, WGA West and WGA East. But they work in tandem, and once a year they come together to celebrate the past year’s achievements in writing. The 2011 awards were presented on Sunday, February 19, in a simultaneous, shared event that took place in both New York and Los Angeles.
The WGA recognizes the place of video games and new media alongside the more traditional radio, film, and television. Last night’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing was presented to writer Amy Hennig, for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
This is the second time Hennig’s work on Nathan Drake’s globetrotting, treasure-hunting adventures has been honored with a WGA award. She also won a 2009 award (in February, 2010) for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Here are the rest of the nominees:
By Kate Cox via Kotaku
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3,xbox360)
Resident Evil: Revelations (xbox360,3DS)
The Darkness II (PS3,xbox360)
Dance Magic (PS3,xbox360)
The House of the Dead III(PS3)
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (PS3,xbox360)
Jak and Daxter Collection (PS3)
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For the last eight years, EA Sports has proudly fired up the current iteration of Madden, and simulated the Super Bowl to predict its winner, generally with favorable results. EA is proud to call their sports games some of the best simulators around, so it makes sense that they fire them up for the big events and pass on the results—whether it be the Super Bowl, the World Cup/Champions League Finals, or the Stanley Cup. Besides, if they didn’t do it officially, others would just do it unofficially anyway.
So far the game has been mostly right, picking correctly six out of the last eight times. So in keeping with tradition, the folks at EA fired up Madden 12 and pitted the New England Patriots against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. It was close, but according to EA Sports and Madden 12, this year’s champions will be the New York Giants.
In the simulation, the Giants had control throughout, heading into halftime with a 17-10 lead. As the third quarter winded down, Manning–who the game later crowned the Super Bowl MVP–led the Giants on another drive, pushing the score to 24-10 before the final quarter began. But not to be denied, Tom Brady earned his paycheck and brought the Patriots back with two unanswered touchdowns to tie the game at 24. With under 2 minutes left, Manning drove downfield, setting up Lawrence Tynes for the game winning field goal as time expired. And the digital New Yorkers went digitally crazy. They may have even had a digital parade and met the digital President in the digital White House.
By Ryan Fleming for Yahoo News
After today’s Street Fighter IV session a question came to mind stemming from an incident that will go un-printed.
Is it okay to taunt while playing online?
Are you a trash talker or do you let your game speak for itself?
How do you feel when someone’s roasting you?
Have you ever gotten into a heated argument online due to excessive jawing?
Leave a reply and lets see how you online gamers feel.
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