Shiniest Objects: NeverFinal

THQ finally unleashed the bad news, and it was hard to watch. We wish them all of the best. Some familiar names are coming your way in different forms from Steam on mobile, free EverQuest, and a remaster of another Final Fantasy game. We wrapped up our month of Gaming Regrets before unveiling a new theme for February. Three reviews, two podcasts, and two community conversations kept us talking about everything from comfortable female armor to our favorite video game soundtracks.

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

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy RemiX

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

Final Fantasy X Re-release Is A Remaster, Not A Remake – Game Informer 
“Rereally?”

ESA spent over $1m last quarter, partially for SOPA/PIPA lobbying – Joystiq
“Gross.”

Hang Onto Your Mass Effect 3 Saves – Game Informer
“Sounds like a fantastic idea actually.”

NeverDead Review – Giant Bomb
“StayDead.”

Report: THQ VP of Tech Mark DeLoura out, alongside 174 others – Joystiq
“Best of luck to the THQ family.”

Steam Mobile Beta Now Open to Everyone – Piki Geek
“If you dare.”

Humble Bundle for Android launches – Shacknews
“Nice change to the formula, and doubly so since it is pushing Android.”

EverQuest Going Free-To-Play – GameInformer
“Shocked to know that it hadn’t already.”