Awards for the best video game writing? Isn't that an oxymoron? Aren't video games about jumping, shooting, running, shooting, and -- more shooting? Not according to the Writers Guild of America which, this Thursday, despite the strike, intends to single out one game as worthy of a 2008 Writers Guild Award. It's a first for the WGA, having been spearheaded by the Guild's New Media Caucus "to encourage storytelling excellence in video games, to improve the status of writers, and to begin to encourage uniform standards" within the gaming industry.