Shiniest Objects: We Knew Better

Earnings calls were this week with THQ and Nintendo trying to right their respective ships. This led to some good news for gamers (price cuts) and bad news (failing franchises). With the podcast taking two weeks off we still cranked out a few original editorials and picked up Cole’s jaw from off the floor after he finished Bastion.

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

Nintendo

You didn't buy one?

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

Review: Call of Juarez: The Cartel – Destructoid
Stay the hell away.

LucasArts Should Hire This Man – Giant Bomb
This is a word beyond ridiculous.

Run for your lives: ‘Kinectimals Now With Bears!’ due this fall – Joystiq
OH GOD!

Review of From Dust – Giant Bomb
This one is getting mixed reviews, be careful out there, gods.

With Poor Sales for Armageddon, THQ Phasing Out Red Faction – Giant Bomb
Hate it when they miss the point.

Nintendo Slashes 3DS Price to $169.99, Early Adopters Get Free Games – Giant Bomb
Hell of a move, and I’m shocked it happened so quickly.

Electronic Arts turns back on 3D gaming – Destructoid
Now that is innovative.

Notch Details Creepy New Mob For Minecraft’s Adventure Update – GameInformer
Creepy is an understatement.

Norwegian store bans violent games following Oslo murders – Destructoid
Sigh.