Shiniest Objects: The Rest of Us Were Lazy

Indie games stole the scene a bit towards the end of the week after game announcements and patches reminded us we had other games to finish. Ludum Dare was back and it brought us a crop of games in less than 48 hours, that is if you have time for these games after the best Humble Bundle yet. The Horrible Show went live this week as we tried to select our game of the year categories while trying to get as much game coverage wrapped up before voting begins.

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

Horrible Objects

Last Week’s Headlines

Minicraft

Sometimes I make another version of my game in 48 hours.

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

Humble Indie Bundle 4 adds free soundtracks for every game – Joystiq
“Holy awesome!”

Notch live-streams making a game in 48 hours, listens to dubstep* – Joystiq
“Such a cool competition, had no idea it happened this often.”

LEGO Lord Of The Rings Sets Coming This Summer – GameInformer
“Yes! Sign me up for the Fellowship.”

Skyrim Reaches 10 Million Shipped, Becomes Fastest Selling Steam Title Ever – IndustryGamers
“Good lord. Those are not RPG numbers.”

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD soundtrack likely won’t be identical to old games – Joystiq
“This will upset a few fans, including those on our staff.”

Shocker! Batman: Arkham World is not a real thing! – Destructoid
“Ha!”

Sony confirms Ueda’s departure; The Last Guardian to be completed on contract – Joystiq
“Wonder which side was causing more of the delays though.”

Mojang aims to launch Cobalt alpha on Friday – Shacknews
“Sticking with the alpha pricing model, very cool.”