What did we get from this year of next-gen press conferences, console launches, Nintendo Directs, and huge open-world games? Some good times. And some amazing animated GIFs.
Enjoy our selection of this 2013's best gaming GIFs, and giffy posts. Don't forget to toss up your picks too in the comments below, to turn the whole thing into a chaotic, animated trip.
Sony's slightly-coy announcement that they'd be holding an event to unveil the PlayStation 4 made every diehard fan go mental. That resulted in a flood of GIFs featuring Sony boss Kaz Hirai.
The first footage from the next-gen Killzone game looked pretty neat.
We salute YouTuber HelixSnake! Thanks for playing Skate 3 all year in a rather... different way.
How many Nintendo Directs have there been? 15? 20? 25? Whatever the correct number is, Satoru Iwata's appearances are always the best parts (well, other than when they show Bayonetta 2 gameplay).
Kiefer "Snake" Sutherland certainly enjoyed Konami's E3 press conference.
The internet was full of funny reactions to Sony's and Microsoft's E3 press conferences.
Most menacing thing of the year? The Villager from Animal Crossing mixing it up in the new Smash Bros., perhaps.
This Referee Has To Chill Out
One of the year's most popular glitchy GIF, that's for sure.
Just An Average Day In Arma III
ArmA III turned out to be a really good open world game. Maybe not for reasons like this. Or maybe so?
This s one way to celebrate the best moments from Akira.
Remember the biker action-adventure game Ride to Hell? No? You'll like these GIFs, anyway.
A lot of funny stuff happens on eSport events and streams. You just have to find them.
Good dog. Good boy.
Grand Theft Auto V wasn't even out yet, but the internet was already full of cool reactions.
People are still making these, and the best is yet to come if we ever see a PC release.
Of course, GTA glitched out for a few people, especially once GTA Online launched.
Never underestimate the power of the GIF!
The folks over at NeoGAF couldn't resist putting Antonio Banderas in just about any PS4-related GIF that was celebrating the new console's launch.
The same happened a week later with Terry Crews and the Xbox One.
Battlefield 4 GIFs were a great way to end 2013. Seriously. What could top this?