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:
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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)
Based on Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl graphic novel — winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic novel — Scarygirl presents a wondrous adventure into a distinctive and beautifully bizarre world.
Stick Man Rescue (PSP)
Stick Man Rescue sounds like a stick version of Choplifter, as you’re tasked with picking up a prescribed number of stick men from each level, preventing them from “being burned alive, smashed, decapitated, blown up, electrocuted, dissolved by acid, and other classic demises” by the evil blue Stick Minions. To help you get through the deathtraps, you can upgrade your chopper’s weaponry.
Assassins Creed: Revelations Mediterranean Map Pack