Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for December 20, 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.

As far as game releases are concerned there isn’t much to report with Kinect Party existing as the sole release (albeit a downloadable one) worth mentioning. Gamers interested in tooling around with their Kinect this holidays can pick the game up for free right now, but act fast as the offer expires in two weeks.

In the news world it’s also been a considerably slow week, although there were some interesting tidbits of note including the first 5 minutes of BioShock Infinite and a few major patches for games like Borderlands 2 and Assassin’s Creed 3. To go from 0 to 60 with BioShock Infinite reveals, Irrational Games has provided details on both the opening and closing of their highly anticipated game, to the point that many fear they know too much. We doubt that Irrational Games has revealed all there is to know about the game, even if they are being much more forthcoming than we expected.

As the gaming populace prepares to wind down for the holidays, so too does the gaming news world. But rest assured if anything important happens, we’ll make sure to cover it regardless.

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.