Open Discussion — September 20 2012

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Game Rant Open Discussion

Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for September 20, 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.

The fall video game season arguably begins with the release of Borderlands 2 this week. Gearbox Software has not played coy about the improvements they’ve made to their 2010 breakout hit, and want fans to know this game features tons more loot for players to seek out. While the first Borderlands came on as somewhat of a surprise, this sequel should hopefully not only sell extremely well but occupy gamers for the next couple weeks. 

And for those who like their loot to be a little more fantastical, this week also saw the release of Torchlight 2, another sequel to a surprising hit. While not nearly as intense as its closest comparison, Diablo, the first Torchlight provided a perfect counterpoint to Blizzard’s dungeon-crawling lootfest. In addition to graphical and interface improvements, Torchlight 2 promises better randomization of dungeons and drops, as well as new multiplayer options.

It’s been nearly a week since the news, but fans are still reeling from the official price and date announcement regarding Nintendo’s Wii U. There were several unexpected reveals — a pre-Black Friday release, and 50 launch window games — and a few expected ones like Nintendo not selling additional touchpads at launch. Now that gamers know exactly what they’re getting, and how much it’s going to cost, we’re curious to hear how many of them will be investing in the console.

While we’re only in the early days of Tokyo Game Show, several exciting new pieces of information have already been unveiled, including a slimmer PS3. The console has been rumored for quite some time, but it was only officially confirmed yesterday. There’s still plenty more news to come out of the convention, though, so stick tuned to Game Rant for all the announcements.

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.