We know we say this every year, but 2012 was a huge year for games. A lot happened in the world of gaming, from new business models emerging to seemingly niche games finding success in the most unlikely of places.

There were a few moments that stuck out to us, though, and we'd like to take this time—the calm between the storms of Christmas and the new year—to talk about them with you.

Of course, we're bound to miss a few, so let us know about your favorite gaming moments of the year in the comments or on Twitter.