Open Discussion — January 10 2013

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for January 10th, 2013. 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 saw the first official new release of 2013, Sega and Platinum GamesAnarchy Reigns, a button-mashing brawler with some multiplayer elements thrown in for good measure. Though the game featured some returning character from Platinum Games’ critically acclaimed MadWorld, and the story is zany in a way only Platinum can deliver, it fell a little flat in terms of its execution.

Make sure to read our full review, though, to hear how the concept works as a whole. We also debuted a new video feature alongside the Anarchy Reigns review called First 30 where we walk gamers through the first 30 minutes of a new release — providing a brief tease to interested players.

On the news front there has been a lot of interesting tidbits coming out of CES 2013, but the one that seems to have caught most people in the gaming world’s eye is Nvidia’s “Project Shield,” an android-based “console” that pulls double duty as a monitor and a controller.

In non-gadget news we learned that the first Pokémon developed for Nintendo’s 3DS will be released this Fall, and will come in two different versions, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Since the announcement, developer Game Freak has provided closer looks at the games’ three starter Pokémon and have also revealed two “Legendaries” from the game. Needless to say, if you’re a Pokémon fan this is a really big deal.

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.