Shiniest Objects: Alfred Hitchcock is Confused

Every day, Horrible Night is on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry to pass along to you with our unique take. The articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Each week we will be recapping the shiniest of the objects, while looking for your feedback so that you can help us define what type of gaming news is the most interesting.

The week of Gamescon always succeeds in doing one thing, building our anticipation for PAX by releasing tons of great new trailers of games for this holiday season. Not to mention, a few leaks of humorous proportions. Back home, we saw that Angry Birds is attempting to slingshot over the shark.

Tell us what we missed and what we got right with the wrong opinion.

Damn Angry Birds

27 headlines distracted us last week, in reverse chronological order here’s the best from that list.

Review: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – Destructoid
Start getting your hopes up. Summer of Arcade ends with a bang.

Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Review of Xbox 360 Version – Giant Bomb
Wow, they really gave it an honest effort to like this game. Looks like it’s all style, and no content.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector’s Edition – Destructoid
Always a sucker for Blizzard CE’s.

First Lara Croft DLC pack free for 30 days on Xbox 360 – Joystiq
Holy hell. The first of five? That’s awesome, if the game is good.

Retro City Rampage looks freaking amazing! – Destructoid
Here’s hoping they expand the release from WiiWare to the other consoles, too.

iPhone Game Looking To…Movie Adaptation [Angry Birds] – Kotaku
Come again?

Hard Corps Uprising Screens Look Gorgeous – Co-Optimus
Contra with an awesome art style. Now all you have to do is wait for it.

Stop what you are doing, watch the Metroid: Other M TV ad – Destructoid
This doesn’t feel like a Nintendo ad at all. Which is a great thing.

Full Rock Band 3 setlist not confirmed (yes, it is) – Destructoid
Glad to see they have a sense of humor about this leak.

The Only Dead Rising 2 Screenshot You Should Need – Evil Avatar
Well put.

Amazon Leaves XBLA Code Bidness – Evil Avatar
Bummer. It was always a little janky, but still a good way to give the gift of games.