<p>Who's made the writer's guild video game nominations for 2014? </p>
While the great debate over whether or not video games are truly art trudges on, we’re happy to see that the Writers Guild of America is honoring outstanding achievements in video game writing for the seventh consecutive year. We were fairly surprised to see that BioShock Infinite didn’t make the short list, along with GTA V, yet the five nominees seem worthy of a nod. Check out the trailers, nominated writers and our favorite quotes below.
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
“Aesop once wrote of an eagle, soaring high above a shepherd’s field, that swooped down on powerful wings to seize a grazing lamb and carry it off to her nest. Flying close by, a jackdaw saw the deed, and it filled his head with the idea that he too was just as strong and capable. So with a great flapping and rustling of feathers, the jackdaw came down swiftly and clutched at the coat of a large ram. But when he tried to fly away, he found he could not lift the animal, for his size and strength were not up to the task. And even as the jackdaw struggled, the ram hardly noticed he was there. Nearby, just across the field, the shepherd saw the fluttering bird and was quite amused. Running up, he captured the jackdaw and clipped its wings. That evening he gave the jackdaw to his children as a gift. ‘What an odd little bird this is, Father!’ they laughed and shouted. ‘What do you call him?’" – Wooden Rogers
Story by Darby McDevitt, Mustapha Mahrach, Jean Guesdon; Lead Scriptwriter Darby McDevitt; Scriptwriter Jill Murray; AI Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood; Scriptwriter Singapore Mark Llabres Hill; Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham Origins
“What do you see when you look at me, the child whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date? I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises. Tonight will not be my end, but it will be theirs!” – Bruce Wayne
Narrative Director Dooma Wendschuh; Writer & Senior Narrative Designer Ryan Galletta; Writer Corey May; Warner Bros. Interactive
God of War: Ascension
“Find the Eyes…and they will show you the path to freedom.” – Aletheia
Written by Marianne Krawcyzk; Additional Writing Ariel Lawrence; Sony Computer Entertainment
The Last of Us
Ellie: Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me. Everyone—fucking except for you! So don’t tell me I would be safer with somebody else, because the truth is I would just be more scared.
Joel: You’re right…You’re not my daughter, and I sure as hell ain’t your dad. And we are going our separate ways.
Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment
Lost Planet 3
“Science is always best without boundaries.” – Peyton
Head Writer Richard Gaubert; Writers Orion Walker, Matt Sophos; Capcom