Shiniest Objects: We Were Heard

Last week was historical. The internet, including plenty of gaming websites, banded together in protest of SOPA and PIPA and by weeks end both bills were put on hold indefinitely. The war isn’t over, but that was a pretty impressive victory. Locally, we debuted our latest podcast show as well as two additional episodes to our other new show, so in short, we hope you like our voices because we were talking at you a lot.

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

SOPA PIPA Blackout20 headlines distracted us and here’s the best from that list:

HBO To Turn Indie Game: The Movie Into TV Show – GameInformer
“Whoa, that’s an interesting direction.”

ESA withdraws support for SOPA – Joystiq
“What a joke.”

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cost $200 Million, BioWare Considered Spider-Man First – Report – Industry Gamers
“Interesting backstory.”

Resident Evil 6 Announcement Trailer – Giant Bomb
“A zombie president.”

SOPA & PIPA Lose Political Support As Co-Sponsors Withdraw – Industry Gamers
“Yesterday was awesome.”

Red 5 Launches League for Gamers to Fight PIPA – Industry Gamers
“Seriously if ESA doesn’t back down, we’re gonna need better representation.”

Max Payne 3 Delayed – Game Informer
“Son of a bitch. Get it right, though, fellas.”

Penny Arcade to cover the game industry with help from veteran game journo Ben Kuchera – Joystiq
“Lots of interesting sides to this story, I’m mostly curious to see how Penny Arcade grows in the next 3-5 years.”