Shiniest Objects: Bad Last Year Pun

News kept right on happening as our crew took the week off, but not before announcing our Games of the Year winners!

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 This Tuesday we recap the shiniest of the objects during the final TWO weeks of the year plus our games of the year winners and lists.

2011 Grimmys: Horrible Night’s Games of the Year

Last 2 Week’s Headlines

The Last Guardian

You cannot cancel me.

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

Jim Sterling’s Open Letter to the ESA on SOPA – GamePolitics
“We need to get louder.”

Nintendo, Sony, and EA Drop Their SOPA Support – Piki Geek
“We need a few more dogs in this fight, this is only a half step forward.”

Most Pirated Games of 2011 – Dperry
“People steal games, too?!”

Third-Party Peripheral Company Picks Fight With Penny Arcade – Piki Geek
“Good luck with that.”

Madden gets new creative director – Shacknews
“They need to rotate these guys faster, but hopefully it changes more than a few things.”

Review of Trine 2 – Giant Bomb
“Need another co-op buddy, who is in?”

The Last Guardian Feared Cancelled After GameStop Calls Customers; Sony Assures Gamers It’s Not – G4
“Who gets their announcements from Gamestop?”

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Steam Keys Require $1 Minimum Purchase – GamePolitics
“Jerks trying to get away with paying 1 cent… I have no words. Jerks.”

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword save files repaired by Wii channel – Joystiq
“Nintendo’s workarounds are almost cute.”

Mad Dog McCree saddles up on iOS – Joystiq
“I know this game isn’t as good as I think I remember it is. but this is awesome.”

Skylanders Figures Going For Big Bucks – GameInformer
“It begins.”