It's been a heck of a year for games. We've had our highs and we've had our lows, but more importantly, we've all turned those highs and lows into animated GIFs for the rest of the internet to behold.

With that in mind, let's see what the best ones were. We'll start with a few of our favorites. Please add yours below.

Up top: Hadouken Baby knows when he's beat. Also, is adorable.

Here's Peter Molyneux almost fist-bumping correctly, via NeoGAF


Megaman meets Adventure Time, is an adorable recipe for success.


Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has the best bro-fist in the history of games about robots that also turn into cars.


Here's where the real fun begins: we're opening this up to you, the Kotaku readership. Toss your favorite gaming-related GIFs below, for all to behold and help turn this post into an ever-moving, ridiculous celebration of gaming in 2012.