Open Discussion — September 27 2012

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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.

This week saw an eclectic array of titles released, a few of which could be counted among this year’s top sellers when all is said and done. The first exciting title, or expansion rather, that was released was of course World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Blizzard’s new expansion for their once-juggernaut franchise hopes to entice seasoned players back not just with the promise of a new race, class, and higher level cap, but some cool new features as well. However, unlike with past world-changing expansions, Mists of Pandaria appears decidedly more family-friendly than fans might be interested in.

FIFA 13 also made its big debut this week, promising minute changes to the base formula of FIFA 12, but hopefully enough to warrant a purchase. While last year’s iteration was about improved physics, dribbling, and defending, FIFA 13 appears to be a more polished product that introduces a few subtle new changes in order to make the game look and play as realistic as possible.

On the news front we saw a confirmation that the much-despised Flood will return for Halo 4, albeit in the game’s multiplayer arena (and hopefully is wholly absent from its single player campaign). 343 Industries isn’t above making big decisions for fans when it comes to introducing new features and leaving out beloved ones, but the Flood ranked pretty high on most gamers “keep out” list.

As well, this week brought more details about Mass Effect 3‘s next DLC, Omega, and the announcement of the Mass Effect Trilogy for all platforms. By now most gamers seem to be beyond giving BioWare’s latest the time of day, but maybe some exciting DLC, or a chance to experience the saga as a complete package, will do the trick.

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.