Shiniest Objects: Mongering All Over the Place

For as great as E3 week is, pre-E3 week is probably the most irritating week of the year. So many rumors, so little facts, so little time before we can finally get some answers. But not quite yet. In other news, the PSN Store came back and lots of new trailers set the stage for the event to come. Luckily, we got to vent on the rumor madness and make a movie pitch that surprisingly has not been picked up yet.

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 we recap the shiniest of the objects, and our original articles from the previous week.

Horrible Objects

Last Week’s Headlines

Darksiders 2

Death is so bad

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

Activision Set to Launch Premium Call of Duty Service – Piki Geek
Oh it’s “optional.” I give that a year.

Darksiders 2 darkens the cover of July’s Game Informer – Joystiq
I have waited so long to become Death.

Arkham City: Now with Playable, Somewhat Neutral Catwoman – Piki Geek
My kind of cat video.

Review of Red Faction: Armageddon – Giant Bomb
This. This is disappointing.

PSN will be ‘fully restored’ today [Update: PlayStation Store back in North America] – Joystiq
Welcome back, Sony.

Uncharted & NGP Hands-On – Giant Bomb
I don’t know what to make of the NGP/Vita but more Uncharted certainly gets my attention.

EA’s answer to Steam is called Origin, launches today – Destructoid
Zzzzzzzz

XCOM Reboot Suddenly Has a Release Date, New Trailer – Giant Bomb
Oh that’s where you went, XCOM

Save 75% on almost every Telltale product – Joystiq
Holy hell this is ridiculous!

Here’s When and Where to Watch All the Live E3 Press Conferences – Giant Bomb
What you needed to know.