Not having a PS3 to compete with, my Wii U has been upgraded to chief Netflix machine. The Wii U’s tablet controller has also earned a place close at hand, with its cradle plugged in directly behind the couch. I tried to put it there before, when the Wii U was more of a Zelda/Assassin’s Creed 3 machine, but was rebuffed. The Wii U was declared “useless” and “pointless”.

Oh how the tables have turned.

I’ve also found more time to play Pokemon X since the demise of my PS3. A large segment of my gaming collection is suddenly unavailable, and I just finished Zelda Wind Waker HD, so Pokemon is now sole occupant of the top of my “To Play” list. I am quickly approaching the Pokemon League, and the end of the game proper.

It certainly took long enough. I’ll barely have enough time to breath before Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby are released.