Sunday, July 31, 2011

Smashing Success, or Flinging Failure - FlingSmash's Debut Hours

Coffee Beans
     FlingSmash was released for the Wii on November 7, 2010.  The game was part of a controller bundle with a MSRP of $49.99, which included the game and a Wii Remote+.
     The game was developed by Artoon and published by Nintendo.  It is listed as an "Action Sidescroller" by Nintendo, and can be played by 1 or 2 players.
     FlingSmash received an "Everyone" rating from the ESRB with "Mild Cartoon Violence" listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     Do the reported game-play hours for FlingSmash show it as a smashing success, or more of a flinging failure with 253 days of data reported on its debut?  Let's take a look!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

WWE All-Stars' Debut Hours

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     WWE All-Stars was released on March 29, 2011 for the Wii with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game also released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, but with a MSRP of $59.99.
     The Wii version of WWE All-Stars was developed by Subdued Software and published by THQ.  The game received a "Teen" rating from the ESRB with "Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence" listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours did Wii owners spend in WWE All-Stars' wrestling rings with 111 days of game-play reported?  Let's take a look!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Wii's Super Mario Battle - 2D versus 3D

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     Super Mario Galaxy(SMG) was released on November 12, 2007 for the Wii.  The game brought Wii owners a brand new 3D Mario adventure in a galaxy that might be far away, but it had a lot of characters Mario fans were familiar with, and it was the first new Mario platforming game for the Wii system.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii(NSMBW) was released on November 15, 2009 for the Wii.  While the game didn't boast full 3D environments, or super crazy gravity effects necessarily, it brought Wii owners a Mario game that hearkened back to the NES and SNES days of Mario console games, and it could be played by up to 4 players simultaneously.

     With Super Mario Galaxy having been released more than 2 years before New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it would be safe to assume that Super Mario Galaxy would have more game-play hours reported right?  Wrong!  Let's take a look!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Coffee Bean Addition

Coffee Beans:
It has been more than a week since I  have posted anything on the site.  Some of you may remember reading my January Brewed post, which had the subtitle "New Bean Roasting!".

Then, last Sunday I wrote in my "June Brewed - Coffees Consumed, Games Played" post that, "July is here, and it's going to be crazy busy...".

Well, why is July crazy busy?  Last weekend when I wrote that post, Mrs. Coffee was 9 months pregnant and she had already started having contractions the previous Friday(July 1).  Sunday morning(July 3rd) we went to a church to hear a friend preach the message, and his church was closer to our house than the one we normally go to on we thought we were playing it safe just in case anything happened that morning(contraction wise), we would be closer to home.

Sunday was pretty non-eventful during the day, as for Mrs. Coffee having contractions.  While she had some contractions late Sunday night, they went away and she didn't wake up in the middle of the night with any.

Monday morning, July 4, while I was still passed out, Mrs. Coffee woke up and broke her mid-wife's suggestion to "take it easy", and went on a walk around the neighborhood...HOPING that the walk would get some contractions started, but it did NOTHING.

She drove to Bojangles, and ordered their spicy chicken biscuit...but nothing happened all morning.  For lunch I drove to Chick-Fil-A, not my store but one a little closer to home, and ordered her the spicy chicken salad.  Still, after eating another spicy meal, NOTHING.

Long story short(er), at about 8:25PM Monday night, Mrs. Coffee told me to get ready to leave for the hospital.  I packed up some of our stuff, and our son's stuff because he was staying with some friends.  We dropped off our son at our friends' house a little before 9:00PM.  On the way to the hospital Mrs. Coffee told me and a friend on the phone she wasn't even sure if the hospital would keep us, or just check her and send us home.

We arrived at the hospital and got into a "triage" room at about 9:40PM.
At 10:14PM, our new little guy was born into the world!

So for the last week, we have been adjusting to a new baby and new schedule, and trying to get settled at home.  Both Mrs. Coffee and Bean 2 are doing well, and our oldest (Bean 1) doesn't seem to mind the new addition that much.

Also, within the last week Mrs. Coffee and I had our wedding anniversary!  July isn't even halfway over, and it's already had an exciting start.

We have family that will be visiting us starting later this week, and then throughout the rest of the month.  So with a new baby, a 2 year old, work, spending time with my wife Mrs. Coffee, trying to beat Monster Hunter Tri (yes I've been finding some time for it!), and family about to visit...I may not be posting a lot for the rest of July, but I wanted to give you all an update and share the good news with you.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

June Brewed - Coffees Consumed, Games Played

Coffee Beans:
     June is over?  Really?  E3 has come and gone, and now we know a little bit about Nintendo's next console, the Wii U, though I really haven't expressed my thoughts about the system in a written piece here on the site...perhaps this month?

     July is here, and it's going to be crazy busy(more on that later), so let's take a quick look at the games I played in June, and the coffees I consumed.


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