The Last of Us wins 2014 Writer's Guild video game award

The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann won the 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games award from the Writer's Guild of America.

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The Last of Us has won plenty of accolades from the gaming press, but it can now add another notch to its belt from outside our little sphere. Writer Neil Druckmann won the Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games award from the Writer's Guild of America.

It was presented during the 2014 Writers Guild Awards over the weekend, and announced on the official site (via Polygon). The Last of Us was pitted against finalists Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, God of War: Ascension, and Lost Planet 3.

It's worth keeping in mind that the WGA award nominees are composed only of WGA members, or those who had applied to the WGA Writers Caucus within the deadline. As such, some games aren't eligible for the honor, and the WGA nomination process doesn't consider every game released in a given year. Last year's nominees left off The Walking Dead, for example, and ultimately awarded Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation with the prize.

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    February 3, 2014 8:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Last of Us wins 2014 Writer's Guild video game award.

    The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann won the 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games award from the Writer's Guild of America.

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      February 3, 2014 11:23 AM

      Interesting that Bioshock wasn't nominated. The Last of Us was the best out of that bunch.

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        February 3, 2014 11:24 AM

        I dunno if this is the case but to get nominated one of the Writers on the game has to be a WGA member. So outsiders are not allowed.