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Writers Guild Announces Gaming Award

Today, the Writers Guild of America announced the creation of a Videogame Writing Award. This was created at the guild's New Media Caucus "to encourage storytelling excellence in videogames, to improve the status of writers, and to begin to encourage uniform standards" within gaming and so that the contributions of gaming writers may be better validated. The Videogame Writing Award will be presented at the Los Angeles ceremony of the 2008 Writers Guild Awards on February 9, 2008.

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MK_Red3525d ago

Super AWESOME news. Games are finally being accepted as a true art form. WG award is no small feat for gaming. In your face Roger Ebert. Games ARE art. From Super Mario Bros to Okami, this is ART.

Cat3525d ago

yeah, I love making the argument for video games as art. i mean they incorporate theatre, story-telling, written, visual and audio elements, and they're interactive! they're the next level of art!

Komrad3525d ago

ruddy time. The production of Games and Feature Movies are really not all that dissimilar. Its a small step but a worthy one in that. Directors guild next!

ShiftyLookingCow3524d ago

awesome, take that rogue ebert