Open Discussion – January 24 2013

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for January 24th, 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 was filled with plenty of exciting new titles, plenty of genres to appeal to a wide swath of gamers. Perhaps the biggest release of the week, in terms of sheer exposure, is the iOS release of Temple Run 2, sequel to the wildly popular mobile game. Though the appeal of the first Temple Run was short-lived, it was so easy to jump right back into Imanji Studio’s free runner and restart that addiction.

For the JRPG crowd is Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Level 5’s newest project — one they developed in conjunction with Studio Ghibli. One look at the game in action, and it’s easy to see that Ni No Kuni is something really unique.

And finally this week also saw the release of The Cave, Ron Gilbert’s first project since joining Double Fine Studios. The game apparently is dripping in Gilbert’s style, but might not be for everyone. Check out our review.

Though many news items have popped up here and there over the week, they will likely be overshadowed by the THQ auction that took place yesterday. With so many different developers and IPs ending up at new homes there was a lot to keep track of, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that many talented developers are now left jobless. We wish them all the best, and we hope for good things from those who did get picked up.

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.