Shiniest Objects: No, We Heard You

Outside of the effects of massive game worlds ending, a few storied franchises got new life breathed into their latest releases. Horrible highlights included Ethan’s video debut at the Louisville Arcade Expo and some of our staff making a Boring game.

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

Diablo 3

Dark incentives.

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

Hard Reset expansion will be free for pre-release Steam owners – Joystiq
“Highly recommended.”

EA reported to FTC over Mass Effect 3 ending – Destructoid
“Last few lines sum up my thoughts.”

Free Indie Games is a lot of free indie games chosen by Terry Cavanagh – Joystiq
“I’ll be watching this site.”

Diablo 3 emerges from hell May 15 – Joystiq
“Let’s do this!”

Wasteland 2 hits funding goal in two days – Shacknews
“Nice. Expect to see more of these, which is a good thing.”

Report: Obsidian hit with layoffs; South Park team affected, future next-gen title canceled – Joystiq
“Sudden lay off after they hired two people? Confused. Sad.”

Journey Review – Giant Bomb
“I’m ready to get lost.”

Xbox Live users report Gamerscores dropping to zero, MS aware of the issue [Update: potential fixes] – Joystiq
“Whoops, where’s my cheevos?”

Anna ‘Nother Horror Adventure: Anna – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Sign me up”

Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute – Shacknews
“Those papers must have been fun to push around.”