Open Discussion — November 15 2012

Published 2 years ago by , Updated January 2nd, 2015 at 1:08 pm,

Game Rant Open Discussion

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.


  • Shalkowski

    Bops2 or Halo 4? Go.

    • Anthony Mole

      Black Ops 2. Halo 4 was fun, but I didn’t like it as much as Reach. I’m also quite partial to Call of Duty – I love the singleplayer campaigns.

    • Matt

      BO2 because I don’t have a 360. 😛

  • The mighty avenger

    Hey guys so I heard Thor’s hammer can be found in black ops 2 can you use it or just look at it?

    • HelghastUser

      It’s supposed to be one of those Easter eggs or whatever. You could find its location in one of the various Easter Egg vids in You Tube. You can’t use it of course since none are worthy :-P..

  • Tarcion

    Your thoughts on the space sim “Star Citizen” for pc coming out 2014. I think it is going to be an awesome game.

    • Riley Little

      Our Editor-in-Chief Rob Keyes is pretty hyped for that game. From what I’ve seen it looks pretty incredible!

  • Anthony Mole

    So who’s picking up a Wii U on Sunday? And what games are you guys getting with it?

    • HelghastUser

      I’m actually somewhat skeptical on whether or not to get it. I could definitely see myself playing but I’m going to wait on reviews before I do anything I might regret….

    • EastOfTheAnduin

      I have my deluxe preodered from Walmart. I’m picking up ZombiU and NSMBU. I’d like Epic Mickey 2 and Tank!Tank!Tank! also, but unfortunately, I am not made of money.

      I usually pick up quite a few games on Black Friday/Cyber Monday and I have Christmas shopping to do too. I’ll have to wait until after Christmas for any more games and a Pro controller.

  • James

    Man They need to stop making so many re-hashes of the same game stop doing that okeay! 3 to 5 keep it simple don’t be re-making the same games tired of it. If you do it make it then start on a new format unless your telling a story. mostly targeting gta, cod, halo, mario, zelda, etc.. heck even final fantasy and i am a die hard fan of square enix style of game making i mean why are these titles being re-made over and over with new stories why don’t we ask the creators is creativity of new game models out or something? why don’t they make new titles? also why the hell is need for speed based off of most wanted that i want underground thats why i played it in the first place! Every day i go to the game store i hope to find new game titles that are gems but more or less the creators of the big companies take all the glory and these side companies with good game idea get side line like with wet and stranglehold those games are identical in more than one way other than crisper looking graphics. I want more competition between different brands other than the these tyrants. Also f minecraft stay on pc you 1 note joke game god that game is like little big planet i swear or the other way around but with blocks and sacks lol.

  • HelghastUser

    So….I was wondering. When do you Feel would be the right time for Microsoft and Sony to release their next gen system. If the date differs, When would you like for them to be released?

    720 & PS4


    2nd, 3rd or 4th Quarter?


    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Quarter


    Sometime in 2015 and/or beyond.

    Personally, The more dev time the better so the later it comes out the better I’ll feel about it…

    • UnbuildTheGame

      I think that Sony and Microsoft will release their consoles in the same time frame, and that the right time would be Q4 2013. I think that we’ll start hearing official information on these two consoles next year at CES, E3, or another tech convention.

    • The mighty avenger

      Honestly I’m fine with my ps3 for now. I’m not in a Any real need of a new system so for me 2015 should be fine for me. Honestly graphically the current gen is great and we have great games like the last of us coming out so 2014 or 2015. I’m personally in no rush.

    • Matt

      I predict that the Xbox 720 will release in Q4 of 2013, with the PS4 releasing in Q1 of 2014. If that’s not the case, then my second guess is the Xbox 720 releasing in Q4 of 2014, with the PS4 releasing in Q1 of 2015.

      • UnbuildTheGame

        I’m not trying to call you wrong, I just want to know why this is your opinion. Why do you think the PS4 will release in Q1? Why not Q4?

        • Matt

          I guess it’s a prediction out of left field. The PS2 released in Q1, as did the Vita (outside of Japan). While the Vita didn’t launch with too many sales, the PS2 did, and Sony knows the PS4 will sell like hot cakes. I just feel like Microsoft will get the jump and release the Xbox 720 before the holidays, and Sony will be behind, but not too far.

  • Matt

    I haven’t played BO2 enough to give it a rating, but so far it’s pretty good. The maps are way better than Infinity Ward maps, of course. The campaign is alright so far, but nothing special. I guess the different paths are cool, and the Strike Force missions are challenging. I’ve only played a little bit of zombies. I played on the Nuketown map, and man was it cool. Really small of course, but I loved watching the mushroom cloud in the distance.

  • EastOfTheAnduin

    Is anyone else still having problems with this site? Dropped keystrokes, missing articles, missing comments, etc.?

    • Matt

      I’ve always had problems with this website, but not those. My problems are screenshots not loading when I click on them or being delayed, several new tabs of GameRant randomly opening up, comments taking forever to post, certain articles at sometimes causing Internet Explorer to stop working, and more I can’t think of.