Open Discussion — November 15 2012

Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for November 15, 2012 (sorry I missed last week). Now’s your chance to choose the topics, whether they be in relation to what game’s you’re playing or news items that have caught your interest.

This week is all about Black Ops 2, with Treyarch’s highly anticipated title finally hitting store shelves on Tuesday. While many malign the annual release of Call of Duty, there’s no denying the franchise’s popularity, and Black Ops 2 is on track to be the best selling entry yet

A continuation of the story from the first Black Ops, along with some near future underpinnings, is the single player campaign’s focus, while multiplayer delivers the experience gamers crave. With this being a Treyarch release that also means Zombies are back, although now the mode is sporting some open-world trappings, and even features a competitive variant called Grief.

LEGO Lord of the Rings also hit store shelves this week, providing the much needed, brick-based fun gamers have been missing. It’s been about six months since the last LEGO game, LEGO Batman 2, released, yet here we are staring at another beloved property, only in brick form. This particular LEGO game bring something new to the table in that it uses dialogue from Peter Jackson’s movies as to heighten each cut scene. Sounds neat, but we will see how successful it is.

Vying for its share of gamers’ conversation time, as well, is the recently released Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer, which dropped earlier this week. While the first footage from Rockstar Games‘ next title introduced players to the city of Los Santos and all that it has to offer, this second trailer establishes the game’s three main characters — who we learned a little bit about thanks to Game Informer’s cover story.

There’s obviously still plenty more to discover in regards to Grand Theft Auto 5, but the second trailer was a perfect introduction.

But those are only just some of the topics worth discussing; feel free to share your thoughts or gripes about any recent news or game that has caught your fancy.

Also, respect should be paid towards every commenter, and that no disparaging remarks will be tolerated. This is a place for gamers to get together and discuss the things they love, so have at it.

And if you want to talk about Movies or TV, head on over to Screen Rant’s Open Discussion post.



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