Shiniest Objects: Where’s Air Dog?

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.

22 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.

Korea’s Starcraft Scandal Worsens [Korea] – Kotaku
The image of a Korean Pete Rose just went through my head. Air horn!

New Wii Zelda aims to be ‘player friendly’ – Destructoid
Nintendo, can I have one franchise that grows up with me? Why do you insist on having an endless flock of six year-olds as your core audience?

Mass Effect 2’s Planet Scanning Thrills Now More ‘Optimized’ [Bioware] – Kotaku
The biggest gripe I heard against Mass Effect 2, gets a patch.

John Romero Is So Sorry About Trying To Make You His Bitch [Bitch] – Kotaku
Dear John, no one cares anymore.

Review of Split/Second – Giant Bomb
Still seems like a rental, but he makes a good case for both sides.

PixelJunk Shooter 2 Is Full Steam Ahead [Game On] – Kotaku
Loved the first one, kinda expected DLC for it before a sequel is announced though. Oh well, the price is still right (assuming it stays the same)

Rocket Knight Micro-Review: High As A Kite [Review] – Kotaku
Anyone else tried this?

Unlockable Celebs Will Return to NBA Jam [Wii] – Kotaku
Still waiting for my confirmation on Air Dog

Gap between Mass Effect 2 and 3 linked with future DLC – Joystiq
Torn on how I feel about this. More Mass Effect is always good, but paying extra to link the stories? I dunno if we are there yet, Bioware.

Backbreaker Demo Released – Evil Avatar
Gotta be worth checking out to see if we have the makings of a Madden competitor or enhancer.