The annoyed gamer hit the nail on the head with respect to Mass Effect 3.
As for Best/Worst publisher of the year: EA is no question the worst, but Konami is a close second. I have to hand it to Nintendo for supporting the Wii as much as it did in its final year, but I think the best publisher of 2012 is (IMO) collectively all of the indie developers who self-published. We got a great games like Little Inferno, FTL, Thomas Was Alone, Torchlight 2, Mark of the Ninja.
We're going to rack up some serious Nintendogs trainer points together!
-Pit, from Kid Icarus: Uprising during the fight against Twinbellows.