Shiniest Objects: Not That Kind of T Club

The industry is spent, and we should all take time to recover before the ceremonial month of patting ourselves on the back for good gaming. EA did manage to confuse us, while Skyrim teased the beginning of its flood of awards, and Nintendo bounced back with tried and true franchises for the 3DS. Here at the Night we had a little bit of everything from dinosaur kings to handheld reviews to PC advice.

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 on our Google+ Horrible Night Newswire Page. Every Monday we recap the shiniest of the objects, and our original articles from the previous week.

Horrible Objects

Last Week’s Headlines

Tetris

Still can't believe I sold this version.

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

Some Of EA’s Online Passes Can Expire, But Shouldn’t – GameInformer
“Good lord EA.”

Tetris Finally Gains a Subscription Fee – Giant Bomb
“What does a Tetris subscriber look like?”

In Memoriam: Twelve studios we lost in 2011 – Joystiq
“Pour a virtual one out.”

Glitch Unlaunched, Back To Beta – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“The term “unlaunched” should not exist.”

3DS Surpasses DS Year One Sales – Industry Gamers
“Panic!”

Skyrim’s Patch 1.2 Has a Few Issues – Piki Geek
“Dragons are more dangerous when they fly backwards.”

Rhythm Heaven Fever spreads to North America in February – Joystiq
“The last Wii game worth playing?”

Skyrim Is First Western Game To Earn Perfect Score From Famitsu – GameInformer
“Kind of a big deal, everywhere.”

Witcher 2 Pirated 4.5 Million Times, Says Developer CD Projekt – Industry Gamers
“Number seems quite high but it is still sad.”

Mario Kart 7 review: An exercise in fun/frustration – Joystiq
“Hey look, the 3DS has a Mario Kart game.”