Shiniest Objects: Kinecting Governors and Violence

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.

Microsoft seemed to be making all of the news this past week while the Governator looked to destroy violent video games.

Arnold Total Recall

Protecting your kids

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

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

Xbox 360 fall dashboard update now available – Destructoid
With mouths wide open we wait.

Today is the day: Schwarzenegger vs. Freedom – Destructoid
Here’s hoping everything turns out the way it should

Borderlands Update 1.41 is Now Available – Evil Avatar
Time to head back to Pandora

Indie Developers Unhappy With Xbox Update – G4
I agree. Burying it further doesn’t help anything, and this could be a great addition to Xbox Live if supported correctly.

Rock Band Fender Squier Official Price, Release Date – RockBandAide
You can hear my budget adjusting accordingly

NBA Elite 11 canceled, series handed off to EA Tiburon – Joystiq
Wow. When’s the last time you heard about an EA Sports game getting canceled all together?

New Ranks and Armory Unlocks Available in Halo: Reach – Shacknews
Jackpot!

Review of Vanquish – Giant Bomb
Hmm. Goes to show that more video games should just be video games.

Kinect review: The hardware and experience – Joystiq
2nd of 2 great Kinect launch reviews. Game links within.

Flamethrower Delivers The Heat In New Bad Company 2: Vietnam Trailer – GameInformer
Fire!

Report: ZeniMax Acquires Starbreeze Founder’s New Studio MachineGames – Shacknews
ZeniMax and THQ are definitely making moves to give Activision and EA a run. This is a very good thing. I also have a soft spot for the Starbreeze team. Riddick and The Darkness were badass.