Shiniest Objects: Somebody Clean This Up

News in January is just weird. It’s full of pats on the back, wild speculation, and release dates. I miss Epic Release Fall. We get back in the groove with our first full week of being Horrible of the new year which kicks off our first entry in January’s look at Gaming Regrets.

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


Such dirty levels.

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

[Update] Rumor: THQ Cancels 2014 Lineup, Looking For Buyer – GameInformer
“Not one to comment/promote rumors, but this is kind of frightening.”

Yep: Origin required for all PC versions of Mass Effect 3 – Destructoid
“Angry noises that aren’t words.”

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus available on PlayStation Network next week – Shacknews
“My lazy ass will take advantage of this.”

Humbled, Shocked: IGF’s Grand Prize Nominees React – Giant Bomb
“So fun to see Indie developers get their dues.”

Double Fine Happy Action Theater premieres in February – Joystiq
“I’m unnecessarily excited for this game.”

Dustforce cleaning out Steam’s valves on Jan. 17 for PC, Mac to follow – Joystiq
“Janitor superhero?”

Razer Introduces Project Fiona, The First PC Gaming Tablet – G4
“That’s kinda wild.”

Alleged Game Developer Spy Sentenced To Death In Iran – GameInformer
“Crazy and sad.”

Bethesda Owns Fallout MMO – GameInformer
“No Fallout MMO this year :)”