Jon Hamlin: I’ve noticed something lately; or rather the lack of something. Nintendo announced a release date for the Wii U on September 13 of this year, and ever since then barely a whisper has been uttered by the game journalism corps about the potential success or failure of Nintendo’s new console. You’d expect a lot of talk, a lot of rumor, and all the buzz that normally surrounds the release of a new console. But, every time someone does talk about it, be it on a podcast or YouTube commentary, it seems to be within the context of “I don’t know.” The lack of solid information has done nothing but drive the game journalism corps crazy. People placed their preorders for the Wii U and have been more than happy to continue on in their discussions about Halo 4, Hitman: Absolution, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal. It concerns me that upcoming releases for current-gen consoles are getting more airtime than Nintendo’s next-gen console that releases in just a few weeks.