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Assassin's Creed III and Halo 4 lead 2013 WGA nominees

The Writers Guild announces last year's gaming contenders

The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards, including the category for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing. Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed III: Liberation took a large number of the nominations this year, with other entries representing Activision's 007 Legends and Microsoft's Halo 4.

The full list of nominations is below:

007 Legends, Written By Bruce Feirstein; Activision

Assassin's Creed III, Story By Alex Hutchinson, Corey May, Matt Turner; Multiplayer Story By Richard Farrese, Jeffrey Yohalem; Lead Scriptwriter Corey May; Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Ceri Young; Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Writing Consultant Marv Wolfman; Disney Interactive Studios

Halo 4, Narrative Design Christopher Schlerf; Microsoft Studios

Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Written By John Garvin; Sony Computer Entertainment America

In order for a videogame writer to be nominated, the titles had to be released between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012 and include on-screen writing credits. The writers also had to apply to become members of the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus when their scripts were submitted.

The 2013 Writers Guild Awards will be held in Los Angeles and New York on February 17, 2013.

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Mike Williams: M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.