There's an overwhelming cloud of pessimism surrounding Shigeru Miyamoto's inevitable departure from Nintendo. It's easy to understand why. The man has his hands in just about every product that Nintendo releases. Without his presence, Nintendo's creative output will be markedly different. That's not to say that it'll be worse or that it'll be better. Just different. As for me, I'm in no hurry for Miyamoto to depart. The company needs him and, by extension, so do we all.
Moving on, it's time for that annual PTB holiday tradition in which I ask you all if you received all of the games that you wanted for your respective gift-giving end-of-year event. Did you get all that you wanted? Some? None? Let's hear your results. As for me, I received the most important of what I wanted and did very well in the 3DS department with Sonic Generations, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land. It's a great season for handheld gaming.