Imagine my surprise this morning when I had a message waiting for me on my Wii. It’s not my birthday, so what could it be? Some goodies from Nintendo?

Turns out that it was an update to the Channels menu. The message essentially told me that if I wanted to continue to enjoy using the News and Weather channels that I’d have to update. Not wanting to lose my beloved weather forecast, I complied. Now, not only do my Weather and News channels not look different in any appreciable way, but there’s this snazzy new digital clock taking up what used to be whitespace.