Well what do you know, Nintendo is hosting a Nintendo Direct on my birthday. 6AM PST, December 18th, to be exact. That was nice and all for them to do one just for me, but in all seriousness I hope they have some good news. They're promising to talk about the spring lineup for 3DS and Wii U. I'm sure we'll get some more info on Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, but I sincerely hope they have more than that to talk about. We need some release dates and maybe some new game reveals, stat. If even the best Mario game since Mario Galaxy 2 can't start moving Wii U's off shelves, you know something is very, very wrong.