Open Discussion — December 6 2012

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for October 25, 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 new releases are concerned we are once again entering no man’s land with the last bastion of Holiday entertainment releasing this past Tuesday in the form of Far Cry 3. Ubisoft’s open world FPS/adventure title instantly grabbed our attention after its E3 2011 debut and hasn’t let go since.

A delay into the less-than-ideal month of December suggested things might not be looking so good for the game, but as our own Rob Keyes can attest (read his review), Far Cry 3 should be counted among this year’s best games. And if you can play it on the PC, we highly recommend going that route.

The downloadable, Guardians of Middle-Earth also hit this week to bring the unique MOBA genre to the consoles. It might not be for everybody, but Lord of the Rings fans might want to check this game out.

From here it’s now time to decide which games that you might not have picked up over the past 12 months might be worth putting on Christmas lists, or splurging for yourself and marathoning through over that much-needed vacation time.

It was pretty slow on the news front these past 7 days with most enjoying the quiet before the Spike Video Game Awards storm. Earlier this week Irrational Games teased their BioShock Infinite trailer with a 7-second preview, which thankfully offset a lot of the deflated enthusiasm from the game’s generic box art. And don’t forget that South Park, The Last of Us, and Gears of War: Judgment are all set for the VGA trailer reveal treatment, along with hopefully a few surprises.

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.