It has been 3 full months since a post here on CoffeeWithGames, and basically 5 full months since I was posting on a regular basis. What's been happening?
Well, in January I installed a new graphics card and power supply in my computer, after I received Star Wars: The Old Republic as a gift. The installation of the graphics card and power supply went smoothly, and they are still in my PC (though the GPU almost sounds like my PS3 sometimes...LOUD).
After I installed the new GPU and PSU, I started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, and for about the first 2 weeks everything was going well, though I was noticing something odd with my PC. Hard-drive space was randomly vanishing. My HDD went from I think 50+ GB, to zero, in the 2 weeks I was playing The Old Republic. I was getting pop-up warning messages about my HDD space being at zero, and my PC's performance would slow way down.
I uninstalled Star Wars: The Old Republic, and when I restarted my PC, magically the 50+ GB of data reappeared instantly along with the game's required HDD space. After searching the game's forums and doing internet searches for the issue, there was only one post I found that another player was having the same issue, and that player was in Europe. Since then though, I have seen a few more HDD posts pop-up on different forums, though nobody seems to really know why the game is causing HDD issues.
What does that have to do with posting on CoffeeWithGames? Well, as many of you know, I did lots of data posts by watching games on the Wii's Nintendo Channel. I would record data each week by video capture, and those recordings were usually 1-2GBs in size, and that wasn't counting any trailer clips I would try to find and/or game-play footage I would randomly record. Trying to resolve The Old Republic issues in January and no HDD space, meant no data posting.
Then February rolled around and I had gotten busy with some business connections, doing lots of video editing, so after I had resolved the HDD space, I was then using it for capturing/editing new videos and sending them out (non-game related). February's only post was on my 2011 Video Games Resolution, and then NOTHING...until now.
What exactly will the future of CoffeeWithGames be? Well, there will be some data posts, as there have been a few games to debut in the last several months that I was watching, and there may be a new video feature...but that remains to be seen. So, CoffeeWithGames has been slow roasting for the last several months, but I do plan on getting it back up and going, though maybe not quite as often as it was before with as many posts.
If you're wondering, "Well, Coffee have you been playing any games?" The answer is pretty simple, not really. It's been basically only Star Wars: The Old Republic back in January, and then I played Rayman Origins for about 30 minutes at the end of February, when we were actually on a family vacation. I still have two games I received as Christmas gifts that haven't even been opened!
Anyway, CWG isn't going away, but it's in a weird transition right now until I can figure out the best way to do things with the data posts, and perhaps adding new features on a more regular basis.
As for now, I'll leave you with one video I edited together back in January, having some fun with our oldest son. WARNING: Turn your volume down before pressing play! (I failed to adjust the audio in the editing program correctly!)