I’m just happy that they’re there.

The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for their video game writing award today. You can view the nominees here.

As you all can probably guess, I’m pulling for Obsidian and Bethesda‘s Fallout: New Vegas to win. Like the article pointed out, I’m also surprised BioWare‘s Mass Effect 2 wasn’t nominated.

However, the overall best writing I know of in a video game in 2010 was in Obsidian’s Alpha Protocol. In a just world, it should probably win for the character of Steven Heck alone.

Really, though, I’m just glad that such an award exists. It’s important that attention be drawn to the art of video game writing.

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