Greetings, Kotaku cadets, and welcome to a mid-week open thread. It's a down week for us, and there hasn't been too much new news. Did you get any good games over the holidays? Did you get anyone else any good games? Are you looking forward to 2012, or dreading it? Can you believe that we Americans are going to have another stupid presidential election already? God, I can't.

Here, as usual, are a selection of conversation starters and general random things from around the internet.

And that's what I got! Have great chatting, and a lovely Wednesday evening.