Shiniest Objects: More Bits, Less Awards

Surprising amount of headlines for a non release week, even outside of whatever that “overblown trailer reveal show with some awards in it” was. We put together a handful of editorials focused on the featured games of our Co-op Clash tournament, plus a couple of reviews because someone has to finish all of these games.

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.

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Last Week’s Headlines



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

Epic Games announces Fortnite – Joystiq
“Definitely doesn’t look like Epic. Good for them.”

Here are the winners of the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards – Joystiq
“In case you care, since they barely did.”

Raptr Awards: Most Played Games of 2011 Winners – Piki Geek
“Are they really awards? :) Still I love stats, so this is awesome.”

Bastion now available in Google Chrome – Destructoid
“Holy shit.”

Shigeru Miyamoto Changing Roles at Nintendo [UPDATED] – Giant Bomb
“Hopefully this leads to new IPs and new directions for Nintendo.”

Xbox Live Gets iPad/iPhone App – GameInformer
“So weird.”

Alec Baldwin Loves Words With Friends Enough To Get Kicked Off An Airplane – GameInformer
“Who kicks Alec Baldwin off a plane?”

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Hits Snag, Details Incoming – Giant Bomb
“Whoops. Thanks for the vaguness, too, MS.”

Nintendo confirms game-break bug in Skyward Sword – Destructoid
“Remember that time we complained about patches.”

Major League Gaming Brought In 3.5 Million Viewers During Their 2011 Pro Circuit Season – G4
“I’m not invested, but it’s really cool to see eSports grow.”

The Darkness 2 Achievements Reveal New Game+ Mode, Vendettas Campaign – G4
“Love the +”