Shiniest Objects: Own the World for the Kids

Big week or biggest week? Industry wise, it was more of a week to catch your breath before the next major release. “Catch your breath,” of course, means “try and sort through all the reviews of what just came out.” It was a huge week for Horrible Night with our merger becoming official with In Gaming We Trust, the launch of A Call to Gamers and the charity marathon event.

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

Wow Servers

WoW looks a lot different offline.

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

Microsoft’s new Dashboard redesign release date announced – Destructoid
Nice to finally have a date, still not sure about this redesign though. But what can ya do?

Microsoft Announces New, Larger Hard Drive for Xbox 360 – Piki Geek

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer is Co-Op, Can Affect Main Story – Piki Geek
I just. Ugh. Why. No.

Amazon launches a digital pre-orders with 30% discounts – Destructoid
Interesting that they got Battlefield 3 with all the Steam controversy lately.

Scribblenauts Remix for iOS – Super Punch
Excellent fit for iOS

Microsoft now owns ‘Splosion Man studio Twisted Pixel – Destructoid
Good for TP, but disappointing for fans of its independence.

Review Round-Up: Aliens, Sesame Street, And More – GameInformer
Not a bad summary of this week’s releases.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Review – Death From Above – Piki Geek
Wow. Watch out, GiffTor

The Indie Stone is burgled, loses code for latest Project Zomboid update – Joystiq
That’s just awful and angering.

Blizzard auctions off old server hardware for charity – Joystiq
One of the more strange collectibles I can think of.