Shiniest Objects: It is Finished

It’s the end of an era, Duke Nukem Forever is a complete game which is probably worth celebrating more than whatever the game ends up playing like next month. There was also a couple of interesting resurrections in a Halo: Reach demo and Hellgate: London closed beta. Things are getting silly before E3. Here on HN, we wrapped up our Art of Video Games exhibition coverage with a stellar interview, and begged for our own version of the end of the world.

Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry. Some make it on the site as headlines, and 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. Every Monday This Tuesday we recap the shiniest of the objects, and our original articles from the previous week.

Horrible Objects

Last Week’s Headlines

Duke Nukem Forever

Probably not in the actual game

20 headlines distracted us and here’s the best from that list:

NBA Strikes Extension Agreements with EA and Take-Two – IndustryGamers
The one thing the NBA does right.

Halo: Reach demo out today – Shacknews
Random time for a demo, but great deal for a helluva Halo.

Duke Nukem Forever is Golden – Piki Geek
Take a moment and let that soak in.

Play For Japan: The Album Announced — Proceeds Go Towards Japanese Earthquake Relief – G4
Beyond fantastic.

Hellgate closed beta keys now available – Destructoid
Free-to-play in Hell

Last Xbox Founder Leaves Microsoft – Mashable
The Xbox’s story is pretty crazy looking back.

Ms. Splosion Man Beta-ing The World Up – Co-Optimus
Cool new trend? Please?

DeathSpank: The Baconing is the third entry in the DeathSpank series, coming this summer – Joystiq
Of course it’s more satisfying. There’s bacon.

Download Portal 2 Soundtrack For Free – GameInformer
Free awesome music? Always welcome.

Raptr Launches New Website with Customized News Feeds – Co-Optimus
Raptr has taken over the ranks of our Horrible Night crew as well.

Today in ‘Wait, What?’ Game Announcements: Majesco Producing Hulk Hogan Kinect Game – Giant Bomb
More on this later, goes without saying.