Shiniest Objects: Professional Guessing

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 which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Every Monday we recap the shiniest of the objects, and our original articles from the previous week.

Horrible Objects

Last Week’s Headlines

Ender's Game

The Battle Room may never be

Lots of rumor making, and rumor destruction last week. Trying to predict 2011 in 2010 isn’t going so well.  23 headlines distracted us and here’s the best from that list:

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm breaks PC sales records – Destructoid
That’s more than the other expansions, and more than Starcraft 2. After 6 years, this is crazy.

Some Mortal Kombat Fatalities Only Available In Certain Stores [Video] – Kotaku
Disgusting.

Pick Up Braid and Four Other Amazing Games For A Song [Video] – Kotaku
Great games, for a great cause. Price is up to you.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception gameplay debuted on Jimmy Fallon – Joystiq
Jimmy sucks, but the game looks as good as ever.

Rock Band 3 Stratocaster is a Best Buy exclusive – Joystiq
Presales start tomorrow 12/15

Ender’s Game tabled by Chair – Joystiq
Thanks for crushing my inner-child.

Infinity Blade Originally Planned For Kinect, May Head There Yet – GameInformer
This could work. I’d still want something to hold though.

No Co-Op (or Any Multiplayer) For Mass Effect 3 – Co-Optimus
Thank, god. No reason to change course midstream here.

The Best Free Games of 2010 – G4TV
Hadn’t heard of most of these. Free + Good is quite a combo.

Bulletstorm ‘Epic Edition’ includes Gears of War 3 beta early access – Joystiq
Always a good incentive.

Secret of Mana for iPhone Out by Month’s End – Piki Geek
We’ll see if Colefacekilla is paying attention.