The Best 'Written' Videogame

Jan. 13 2009, Updated 12:43 p.m. ET

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That's right.

For the second year in a row, the Writers Guild of America -- y'know, the union that struck last year and cost the industry billions -- has released its list of nominees for the Best Written Videogame of the year. Most people don't think of videogames as being scripted entertainment, but without a story it's just a bunch of shooting or driving.

Which it is, anyway.

Still, the nominees for 2008 are:

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-Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, which is set in an alternate reality where there was never a WWII.-Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! set in a 1920s girls' boarding school.

-Fallout 3, a post-apocalyptic game.

-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which lets players help form the Rebel Alliance.

-Tomb Raider: Underworld, the most recent exploits of kickass Lara Croft.

The awards will be given on February 7.

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