By Sam Colunga
Most years on my birthday all I’ve gotten was a free breakfast at Denny’s. In 2009, I was given the gift of Assassin’s Creed II. This year’s birthday will feature the launch of a video game console. On November 18, 2012, Nintendo plans to release their next venture into the home market by unleashing the Wii U. Preorders have been flying off the virtual shelves since Nintendo’s mouthpiece, Reggie Fils-Aime, announced price point and launch date. GameStop has stopped taking preorders and now has a waiting list for those poor lost souls who couldn’t get in on time. Analysts are saying that the launch of the Wii U is going to be the biggest thing since Pac-Man! I’m exaggerating, but they did say they expect holiday sales to go through the roof.