Open Discussion – Thanksgiving 2012

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for November 22, 2012 — or Thanksgiving for those in the States. 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.

Of course the biggest release during the past week was Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U, which hit store shelves early Sunday morning. Though pre-orders had been selling like hot cakes, many were still able to find both the Deluxe and Basic version of the console no problem, while others have had no such luck.

Along with the release of the Wii U came many of the launch window games that Nintendo has been hyping since the console’s coming out party at E3 2012. Among those titles that have caught our eye are Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, and Black Ops 2. As of right now there isn’t a definite killer app for the console, but some of those aforementioned games show off the new tablet controller well.

Were you able to get your hands on a Wii U console? If so, which games did you pick up alongside it? Which have you found to be surprisingly entertaining or extremely disappointing?

The big console release for this week was Hitman: Absolution (read our review). IO Interactive has brought Agent 47 back, but they’re providing a rather unique spin on the character, one that might turn off many of the hardcore fans of the franchise. Nonetheless it’s still a pretty outstanding game, and our Rob Keyes thinks it is worth playing.

As you might expect, the news this week was mostly focused on the Wii U’s many launchday hitches and problems, including a gamer who inadvertently hacked his console on day 1. Nothing too substantial has been impacting gamers’ play time, but there are a few areas — like the handling of the Nintendo Network ID — that could have used some finer tuning.

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.