Shiniest Objects: Who Wants to Make Awesome?

A truly memorable week for fans of the industry with Double Fine shaking things up on the business side with a record setting Kickstarter project. Funny that Activision also announced this week that they’ve made more money than ever before. On Horrible Night we posted a triple dose of Gaming Crushes and a triple dose of podcasts, while Brandon tried to caution the industry about placing blame on gamers’ tastes dictating lazy business practices.

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.

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Last Week’s Headlines

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

Gotham City Impostors Review – Giant Bomb
“I assumed they’d go more Team Fortress than CoD, but then again, why would they?”

Bethesda Concept Artist Adam Adamowicz Passed Away – GameInformer
“So sad. Much respect to Adam.”

Activision More Than Doubles Net Income For 2011 – IndustryGamers
“That’s insane.”

Indie Game Music Bundle 2 now available, with Aquaria, Sworcery, more – Joystiq
“Get yourself some good music”

Double Fine’s Adventure Kickstarter Tops $1,000,000! – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Great commentary on the day’s events.”

The Future Of David Jaffe – GameInformer
“Best of luck, Jaffe.”

Schafer needs a millionaire to fund Psychonauts 2, Notch raises hand – Joystiq
“Best summary yet.”

Skyrim Surprise is High Res Texture Pack – Piki Geek
“PC version gets more and more enticing for console owners.”

Skylanders Giants will not require new Portal, mobile apps coming, Toys R Us to have exclusive figures [update] – Joystiq
“I’m glad I stayed away, this is gonna get ridiculous.”

No Hawking Hawken: It’s Free-To-Play – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Whoa. Did not see that coming. Awesome for us, hope it works out for them.”