In a release today the Writers Guild of America revealed the nominees for outstanding achievement in videogame writing from 2009. They are:
- Assassin's Creed 2 -- Story by Corey May, Script Writers Corey May, Joshua Rubin, and Jeffrey Yohalem; Ubisoft Entertainment
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- Written by Jesse Stern, Additional Writing Steve Fukuda, Story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, and Jason West, Battlechatter Dialogue Sean Slayback; Activision
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves -- Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment
- Wet -- Written by Duppy Demetrius; Bethesda Sotfworks
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- Script Writer Marc Guggenheim; Activision
Representing the writers in motion pictures, television, cable, new media, and broadcast news, the Writers Guild introduced the award to acknowledge "the essential creative contributions made by videogame writers" two years ago. Dead Head Fred took home that first trophy with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed capturing the honors last year. This year's winner will be announced at simultaneous events in New York City and Los Angeles on Saturday, February 20.