Shiniest Objects: Get Off Your SOPA Box

Finally, the ESA and its members start to get taken to task for supporting SOPA thanks to multiple journalists banding together. SOPA isn’t going away anytime soon, so it’s nice to see it gaining traction in the headlines a bit more. Our short week saw a new weekly series focusing on cheap/free games, although it will be tough to find games with as titles as good as this one. Finally, Brandon was able to find a game that both of his kids could enjoy.

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


Major props to Rock Paper Shotgun for their efforts in outing SOPA supporters.

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

Saucy Saturdays: Amy Hennig, Creative Director at Naughty Dog – Piki Geek
“Great read on an amazing creative director and quite possibly the leading lady of video games.”

Black Ops most popular game on XBL in 2011, Pinball FX2 tops Arcade – Joystiq
“WTH goes to both Pinball FX2 and Castle Crashers.”

Steam celebrates seventh year of 100 percent sales growth – Destructoid
“Hard not to cheer them on at this point.”

Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Big SOPA List – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Keep it up fellas!”

Gotham City Impostors Delayed To February – GameInformer
“January is getting lonely.”

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is Firaxis-developed strategy game – Shacknews
“This should help XCOM fans a bit.”

Vox Media Signs Big Names for New Gaming Site – IndustryGamers
“Exciting news with some great people.”

Angry Birds crashed into 6.5 million devices on Christmas Day – Joystiq
“These birds better not be pissed anymore.”

Microsoft Flight Out This Spring, Free – Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Cheapest flight you’ll take all year.”

ESA Stands By SOPA – GamePolitics
“I just don’t get this, at all.”