Open Discussion — November 29 2012

Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for November 29, 2012. 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.

The week’s only major release was Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault, an arena-based version of Insomniac’s popular lombax-centric franchise. While die-hard Ratchet and Clank fans have been anticipating Assault for a while, the game has received surprisingly little marketing. At one point the franchise used to be a major selling point for the Sony console, but apparently the times have changed. 

News this week has been surprisingly light with a lot of focus being trained on early sales numbers for the Wii U, and some skewed comparisons to the Xbox 360. While Nintendo’s hot new console has been selling out nearly everywhere, some are still finding store shelves stocked with both the Deluxe and Basic sets.

The other major news of the week involved a fairly substantial story detail and concept art leak for Bungie’s forthcoming project, Destiny. A huge ad document for the project somehow ended up in the wrong hands, as these things are wont to do, and now many of the details contained therein have ended up on the net.

Images of the game suggest Bungie is still going sci-fi but is leaning more towards a Star Wars approach than reverting to their old Halo tropes. Nonetheless the game looks pretty interesting.

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. Or maybe, in the spirit of the holiday, tell us what game franchises/games you are thankful for.

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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