As upset as we were by Time's flubbing of us this year – a blogger can get used to seeing a horribly disfigured reflection of his own face in the cover of one of the nation's most prestigous newsweeklies y'know – the selection of Russian president Vladimir Putin as the magazine's Person of the Year (POTY) left us a little underwhelmed.

Lucky for us, the folks at Something Awful remedied our apathy with a tall serving of Photoshop phakery, planting all sorts of video game icons on the magazine's cover. Mario and Master Chief are great and all, but our favorite is BioShock's Andrew Ryan. It was not impossible to choose a video game character as Time's Person of the Year ... it was impossible to choose anyone else.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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