Open Discussion — September 13 2012

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for September 1, 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.

This week appears to be all about the sports with two titles releasing on opposite ends of the simulation spectrum. NHL 13 (read our review) purportedly builds upon last year’s award-winning platform and delivers a hockey experience fans can be proud of; whereas NBA Baller Beats lets gamers brave enough to purchase it dribble a real basketball in their living room. For those that don’t know Baller Beats is like a cross between Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution, only with (surprisingly) a lot more noise for your neighbors. 

Nintendo’s Wii received one of its last major releases in the form of the Kirby Collection, which bundles several of the pink fluff’s classic adventures into one anthology. Most of the titles have been available in one form or another on previous Nintendo consoles, but here’s a chance to pick them up in one go.

News-wise it’s going to be all about the Wii U today, with Nintendo gearing up to unveil all the information eager games want to know, from a price to a release date. Japanese fans have already been treated to such an unveiling, and it revealed a much more expensive console than we were expecting.

Also in exciting hardware news, Apple announced the iPhone 5, which is signficantly thinner than the current 4S model and boasts a much wider screen. It’s not a big leap forward for the mobile phone brand, but the iPhone 5 has enough intriguing features that most will be tempted to upgrade.

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.