Monday, May 2, 2011
April Brewed - Coffees Consumed, Games Played
April was an extremely busy month, and it's gone forever now...at least until next year! So, with May upon us, let's take a quick look back at the coffees I consumed and the games I played during April!
Coffees Consumed in April:
Maxwell House's House Blend (Medium Roast) - This was one of the 34.5oz, 270 coffee cup, containers that Mrs. Coffee purchased in March. It was emptied in April, so I doubt we will see any more of it in May.
Seattle's Best Coffee Organic Breakfast Blend - This was a surprise purchase for me, by Mrs. Coffee, back in March. I finished this off during the last week of April, but enjoyed it while it lasted.
Caribou Coffee Reindeer Blend (Medium-Dark Roast) - Somehow, this blend that I received at Christmas from Mrs. Coffee has survived 4 months, with a few more beans in the bag to make some more coffee! I doubt it will last through May, but I've been wrong before.
Maxwell House Original Roast (Medium Roast) - This is another 34.5oz, 270 coffee cups worth, container of coffee that was purchased around mid-April. It's currently about 2/3rds full, and will probably last us the rest of May.
New England Coffee's Colombian Supremo Blend - Like the Seattle's Best Coffee blend from March, this New England Coffee's blend was a surprise purchase by Mrs. Coffee. Interestingly enough, I don't think this coffee, has the "coffee smell". I don't know what it is, it just doesn't have the typical coffee smell I'm used to with basically every other coffee blend we have had. I even asked Mrs. Coffee to smell the coffee, and she said it smelled normal...but I call foul! I can smell the distinct "coffee smell" with the Maxwell House and Caribou coffees, but this New England Coffee blend, there's something different about it.
Video Games Played in April:
GoldenEye 007 - I didn't play much of the single-player in April, but I did play a good bit of the online multi-player. I played some matches with Robert from here on the site, and I also played some matches with Keith, from RespawnAction.com. Hopefully, I should be getting a few videos of some matches uploaded soon. Also, if you missed it, on April 5th I posted, "GoldenEye 007 - New List Price and Sale!", which showed how Amazon.com had dropped the game's list price by $10, but also had it discounted down to $29.99 at the time.
Monster Hunter Tri - I picked this up at the beginning of April, and started working on the single-player campaign again. I hopped online a few nights, and I did some monster hunting with other hunters from NinTemple.com and NintendoWorldReport.com on the one year anniversary for the game. I also did a post on Monster Hunter Tri's game-play data over the first year, and included a video of a Great Jaggi hunt as well. You can read that post/watch the video HERE!
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 - I finished the game's Career mode in March, but I picked it back up and played some matches in April, while I was recording footage for my, "Greg Hastings Paintball 2 - Video Preview and Impressions". I also posted a two part interview with the developer of Greg Hastings Paintball 2 in April. You can read the interview, HERE and HERE. Also, I announced that Greg Hastings Paintball 2 will be releasing on May 10 on the PlayStation Network, though because of the PlayStation Network's crash/downtime, I don't know if the game is still scheduled for release on May 10 now.
Battlefield 1943 - I played this just two nights during April, kind of out of nowhere. I decided one night just to try getting into a quick match, and I ended up playing for about two hours, over 2 nights. The game is still fun, and I like the maps, vehicles, and destruction in the game. If you never saw my videos of me playing Battlefield 1943, you can see them HERE and HERE!
Fish'em All - This is a WiiWare title, and I'm going to have to post a video to show what the game-play is like. I won the game from the developer, Abylight, after answering a few questions about the demo of the game I had played back in March. If you want a free copy of the WiiWare game Fish'em All! for yourself, they still have 133 copies left they are giving away, HERE! Not only that, but if you enter and get Fish'em All!, you will also be entered to win a Nintendo 3DS...you enter to get your free copy of Fish'em All! HERE.
Rage of the Gladiator - I actually played a few rounds of Rage of the Gladiator, to give my Nyko Wand + and Nyko Wireless Kama controllers a try with the game's Wii MotionPlus control setting. I actually liked the addition of the WM+ moves in the game, and though not perfectly executed every time, I think it helps add to the game-play.
While I didn't complete anymore games from my backlogged list in April, I have made good progress with Monster Hunter Tri's single-player campaign. Once I finish that, I'm not sure what game I will attempt to finish next. I enjoyed all the games I played in April, and will hopefully be providing coverage for some of them very soon!
As for the coffees consumed, I favored the Caribou Reindeer blend the most in April, and I think it's because I brewed it more often at night, while studying for tests; so I had lots of time to drink and enjoy it.
What coffee blends(or other beverages) did you enjoy during April, and what video games did you find yourself playing in April?