Well, February is over. For those of you that are following the Reader Points each month, I have January's calculated, but I've made a few adjustments to the algorithm I use to calculate the points, so January and February Reader Points should be posted in the next 2 weeks.
While I did get sick with the flu in the middle of February, I was able to play quite a few games, and drink some good coffees as well.
I'm feeling better now, and hopefully with a new month upon us, there won't be anymore sickness! So, before March takes over, let's take a look at the coffees I consumed and the video games I played during February!
Coffees Consumed in February:
- Caribou Coffee Reindeer Blend(Medium Dark Roast) - This has been a slowly consumed coffee in our house. I received it as a Christmas gift from Mrs. Coffee, and it's a 16 oz. whole bean bag. I still have about half the bag left, so depending on how many tests I have this March, it may/may not last the month depending on that. I enjoy this coffee blend, and our son has fun grinding the coffee beans in our coffee grinder with me at night sometimes, so that's probably why I'm consuming it slower than the regular big tubs of coffee we normally have.
- Maxwell House Custom Roasted Dark Roast Ground Coffee - This was a 270 cup coffee tub, and we finished it during the last week of February. It was kind of funny, because I knew we were running low, and I kept rationing my pots of coffee thinking, "Hmmm, I need this to last a few more days until Mrs. Coffee goes to the grocery store again." Well, I was Mr. Unobservant and didn't notice the other 270 cup coffee tub Mrs. Coffee had already purchased and had sitting in the pantry!
- Maxwell House French Roast Ground Coffee - This was the 270 cup coffee container my wife purchased us in February, that I didn't notice for a few days. I believe this is a newer blend of the Maxwell House coffees we have tried, and it has a pretty solid flavor.
Video Games Played in February:
- Donkey Kong Country Returns - Mrs. Coffee and I completed Donkey Kong Country Returns with all the KONG letters found, and all the puzzle pieces found, on February 8. We had an absolute blast playing through the game, and if I hadn't of gotten the flu, I would have finished my write-up about our play-through of the game. Hopefully the write-up will be finished, and with more game-play footage, in the next 2 weeks.
- GoldenEye 007 - I played some more of GoldenEye's single-player campaign, finishing another mission on the "Agent" difficulty setting. I also hopped online early in February, and played some online multi-player matches: Golden Gun, Black Box, and Team Conflict. I think I'll be playing GoldenEye less, until I finish(or give up) on my New Year's Video Game Resolution.
- Greg Hastings Paintball 2 - I'm still working my way through the campaign in Greg Hastings Paintball 2 for the Wii. The game becomes more challenging the further you get, and you have to make sure to trade players out, and/or train your team, to make sure they can compete against the higher ranked teams. I honestly don't know how any "reviewer" of this game put up a review within a week of receiving the game. I have put probably 15+ hours just into the campaign, and I'm only about 50% through it now.
- Killzone 3 Demo - If you didn't see my FPS Friday that was on my time with the Killzone 3 multi-player beta, you can read my thoughts, and even watch a video I put together of an online multi-player match HERE.
- Fluidity WiiWare Demo - I downloaded and played through the WiiWare demo for Fluidity, and think it's an interesting idea. If you missed my data report, you can see how many game-play hours Fluidity debuted on the Nintendo Channel with in February, HERE. The game only costs $12, and from the game-play hours reported, it appears most Wii owners are getting almost 9 hours of game-play from the game. I think 9 hours of game-play for $12, is an awesome deal.
- Dementium II - After finding where I "lost" my DS Lite, I started playing some more Dementium II. I have put a little more than four hours into the game, and a little more than half of those hours were in February. The game does keep to its atmosphere pretty well, and I'm enjoying it, though it does make me wish the DS(and soon the 3DS) had dual analogs.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - So, I finally beat Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PS3. I completed the game's campaign this past Friday night, and I thought the campaign improved the further along it went. The storyline was interesting, and it would make for an interesting second play-through knowing certain things now, but I don't think that will happen.
- ExciteBots: Trick Racing - If you missed my post on Monday, "An Exciting Wii Racer - Ignored by Nintendo, Not Known by Wii Owners", I talked about how I think ExciteBots: Trick Racing is a game that has flown under the radar of many Wii owners since it released, simply because there was little, or no, advertising for the game. I started playing ExciteBots again when a fellow blogger, Dustin from MyLittleGamer.Blogspot.com, said his son was going to be reviewing the game. I was able to hop online one day and play a few races against against his son, Daemion, and Dustin as well. You can see a video of two of our races in the post from Monday. You can read Daemion's review for ExciteBots HERE.
- Resistance: Fall of Man - This game is one of the many on my backlog, that I had not touched in months/years. This was one of my first PS3 games I purchased, when it was on sale on Amazon.com for like $15 one day and I had a gift card to use. I started playing Resistance: Fall of Man again, after completing Black Ops last Friday. I'm actually enjoying the game's setting/story, and the game is turning out to be longer than I expected. I don't know how many hours it will take to finish, but I've already played it more than Call of Duty: Black Ops, and still haven't finished it yet.
- Rage of the Gladiator WiiWare Demo - Okay, this is probably the game on the list. I own the full WiiWare version of Rage of the Gladiator. I purchased the WiiWare version of Rage of the Gladiator the day it released on the service last year, yet when I saw the WiiWare demo for Rage of the Gladiator had been released last week, I went and downloaded it. Why? Well, I played through the demo to see what you will experience, and it's a pretty solid demo. I think it offers you enough game-play, to give you a good idea of what to expect from the full version. I highly suggest you all go and download the Rage of the Gladiator WiiWare demo for FREE, and give it a try. Rage of the Gladiator is my most played WiiWare game so far, and if you enjoyed the old Punch-Out games, or even the new Wii Punch-Out!! I hear, you should enjoy Rage of the Gladiator.
From my original list of ten games on my New Year's resolution list, I completed just Call of Duty: Black Ops in February, but played three others on the list. Hopefully in March I can complete several more off the list, and perhaps even provide coverage/thoughts on the games that I complete.
I really wasn't sure how February was going to go, but I ended up playing more games and game demos than I thought I was at the beginning of the month, with ten total for the month.
So, what video games did you end up playing in February, and did any of you perhaps try a new coffee blend in February, that you perhaps hadn't tried before?