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The Last of Us wins Writers Guild 2014 top honors

The Last of Us has won the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing (via Joystiq). The PlayStation 3 exclusive beat out four other nominees: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, God of War: Ascension, and Lost Planet 3.

Developer Naughty Dog should be used to winning Writers Guild awards at this point: the Santa Monica-based studio won the same award in 2010 for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and again in 2012 for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

The nominations were taken from games published between December 2012 and November 2013. Previous winners include Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (2013), Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2011), and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2009). The Writers Guild of America first began awarding video game writing in 2008. The inaugural winner was Vicious Cycle Software’s PlayStation Portable hit, Dead Head Fred.

The Writers Guild also announced its annual film and television winners. Her won the Best Original Screenplay award and Captain Phillips won for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the TV side of things Breaking Bad won for Best Drama, Veep was awarded Best Comedy honors, and House of Cards won for Best New Series.