Shiniest Objects: Now with Shout Support

We took advantage of a patch notes and sales update heavy news week to read through some great editorials, as well as pay tribute to one of our industry’s forefathers. Robots attacked Horrible Night in more ways than one and we also revisited a few old favorite game characters.

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

Dragon Shout

Kinect! Fus Ro Dah!

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

Hmm, hadn’t thought of that before.
Why are video game sales looking so weak lately? Blame Nintendo. – Ars Technica

Really interesting review and take on the direction of the art style in Skullgirls.
Skullgirls Review – A New Challenger Appears…With Her Crotch Showing – Piki Geek

There we go!
Passionate gamers are not entitled crybabies – Bitmob

Have some numbers.
Mass Effect 3 sales in US hit 1.3 million during launch month – Joystiq

I love this stuff.
A 4-week-old Bastion looked ugly but played beautifully – Destructoid

Nice touch.
Skyrim adds Kinect support for ‘more than 200’ voice commands – Joystiq

Surprise, anonymous gamers are a lot more civil in person.
PAR Editorial: Mass Effect retaken: Bioware described extra ending content at surprisingly positive PAX East panel – Penny Arcade Report

Much respect.
Commodore founder and former Atari owner Jack Tramiel passes away – Joystiq