Shiniest Objects: Yes, You Can Fly The Doghouse

Every day, Horrible Night is on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry to pass along to you with our unique take. The articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Each week we will be recapping the shiniest of the objects, while looking for your feedback so that you can help us define what type of gaming news is the most interesting.

25 headlines distracted us last week, in reverse chronological order here’s the best from that list.

Tell us what we missed and what we got right with the wrong opinion.

XCOM Details: A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That [X-Com] – Kotaku
Just cashing in on the name. Poor XCOM

Halo: Reach beta goes live today! Intro video, timing inside – Ars Technica
More details for today’s beta launch.

Game Room update now on for Wednesday – Destructoid
Hopefully they have the kinks worked out now and can start those weekly updates. The Game Room has a lot of potential, but has had a very rough start.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty dated July 27, 2010 – Destructoid
Any time Blizzard actually announces a date for a game, it’s a big deal.

Once Upon a Pixel: Uncharted – Destructoid
Great addition to the best thing to come out of Destructoid.

Halo 3’s ‘Believe’ and PS2’s ‘Mountain’ make ‘epic ad’ list – Joystiq
Who didn’t love the atmosphere surrounding the ad campaign for Halo 3? Well deserved.

Telltale’s ‘Puzzle Agent’ Pilot Priced, Detailed – Shacknews
Just keeping an eye on this. $10 for the pilot episode, plus 50% off of anything else in the Telltale Games store.

Snoopy Flying Ace Priced and Dated – Shacknews
Yes, yes, yes. Getting more excited about this. Price may even be cheaper than I expected. Crimson Skies + Snoopy. Let’s do this.

More World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Info Than You Can Handle [Blizzard] – Kotaku
This game keeps threatening to pull me back in. If I survive the Cataclysm, I think I’m safe, but I don’t like my chances.