2010 Writers Guild Awards Video Game Writing Nominees Announced

Los Angeles and New York - The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in videogame writing during the past year. The winner of this year?s WGA?s Videogame Writing Award, which recognizes writers as a major creative force in today?s burgeoning gaming industry, will be announced at the upcoming 2010 Writers Guild Awards to be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.


Time Travel Gets Closer to Reality

Ubisoft A rendering of Piazza San Marco, in Venice, from Assassin's Creed II.

We go to look at old cities and ancient buildings, in large part, for the visual glimpse they offer into the life of their time. But new buildings and tourist hordes often blur the experience. Seeing the past re-created in movies has a fatal flaw, too: The audience is a passive observer. While the advent of videogame technology gave us interactivity, videogames haven't labored to reproduce historical settings with great precision. Consumers were too young to care about details, and the programming technology had a way to go.

With th...