Franchises dominate WGA video game noms

'Call of Duty,' 'X-Men' writers up for awards

Big gamer franchises dominated the list of nominees of the WGA Awards video game writing category, which honor outstanding achievement in video game writing during the past year.

The titles include: Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed II": story by Corey May, script writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, Jeffrey Yohalem; Activision's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2": written by Jesse Stern, additional writing Steve Fukuda, story by Todd Alderman, Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Stern, Jason West, battlechatter dialogue, Sean Slayback; Sony Computer Entertainment's "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves": written by Amy Hennig; Bethesda Softworks' "Wet": written by Duppy Demetrius; Activision's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"; script writer Marc Guggenheim

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The WGA said this year's video game submissions more than doubled last year's. The WGA's video game writers caucus established the category in order to encourage storytelling excellence, to improve the status of writers in the gaming industry, and to encourage uniform standards within the industry.

The winner will be announced at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards to be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
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