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Surviving High Altitudes & Freezing Temperatures – Cursed Mountain’s Debut Hours

August 10, 2011
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     Cursed Mountain was released for the Wii on August 25, 2009 with a MSRP of $49.99.
     The game was developed by Deep Silver – Vienna and published by Deep Silver/Koch Media, but the Deep Silver Vienna studio office was closed in early 2010 and I believe Cursed Mountain was the only game developed/shipped from the studio.
     Cursed Mountain received a “Mature” rating from the ESRB with “Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of, and it is described as a “survival horror game“.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent in the freezing Himalayas with Cursed Mountain during the last 713 days reported?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners
that report game-play data via the Nintendo Channel,
and not for all Wii owners that have played the game.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Cursed Mountain has had about 9,383 Wii owners report their play-time data since the game released on August 25, 2009.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Cursed Mountain has 50,194 Total Hours of game-play reported with an average play-time of 5 Hours 21 Minutes “Per person” that has reported data.
     The game has an average play-time of 1 Hour 33 Minutes per session played.

Sales Information
     Cursed Mountain has two versions available on Amazon.com, a regular version and a “Limited Edition” version that included a “Bonus Disc with 15 tracks of in-game music and a 5-part ‘making of’ DVD.  Interior Art in Steelbook case.”

     Cursed Mountain’s standard edition sale rank on Amazon.com is #1,946 and it is currently selling for $7.40.
     Cursed Mountain’s Limited Edition Amazon.com sale rank is #5,485 and it is currently selling for $8.80.
     (Sales ranks and prices recorded on August 9, 2011 around 11:00PM.)

Review Score Averages
   Cursed Mountain’s “professional” review score average is 68.89%, based on 36 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has about a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 45 customer reviews between both versions of the game.
     Cursed Mountain’s customer review score average is 77.77%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded on August 9, 2011 around 11:00PM.)

Filtered Thoughts
     I remember seeing some of the “behind-the-scenes” videos for Cursed Mountain, and I was glad to see the developers taking time to do them.  Cursed Mountain is a game I can say is on my “interested” games list and I would like to give it a try one day, but I haven’t played the game yet.  If you have never seen anything on Cursed Mountain, the video below is a trailer and “behind-the-scenes” look at the game that should give you an idea about the game:

     As for the reported game-play data, being that it took Cursed Mountain almost 2 full years to debut I think shows the game was definitely a slow/low selling game, but the fact that it has debuted is still better than some other Wii games(Spyborgs) that have not yet debuted.
     Before seeing this reported data, I didn’t recall how long the game was.  Seeing the average hours reported “Per person” being just 5 Hours 21 Minutes is a lot shorter than I was expecting, because for some reason I thought the game was between 8-10 hours long.
     Knowing Cursed Mountain released with a MSRP of $49.99, and now seeing it available for less than $10 on Amazon.com is definitely tempting, but I’ll hold off until I finish some more games on my backlogged list.
     So, while the game definitely did not debut as fast as other Wii titles have, the fact that is has debuted I think shows that Wii owners are surviving(and enjoying) the high altitudes and freezing temperatures the game apparently throws at them.

Questions
     If you have not played Cursed Mountain is it a game you are perhaps interested in like myself?
     If you have played it, is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners, and did you find yourself playing through the game more than once?  Also, do you remember about how many hours it took you to complete the game?

If any of you are interested in Cursed Mountain, you can see prices for both versions on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002M6VSOM&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001P5HM64&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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Paintballs Fly! Greg Hastings Paintball 2 Debut Hours

August 5, 2011

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     Greg Hastings Paintball 2 was released on the Wii on September 28, 2010 with a MSRP of $39.99.  The game also released on the Xbox 360 on September 28, 2010 with a MSRP of $39.99, and released just in June on the PS3 through the PlayStation Network, and is available for just $20 on the service.
     The game was developed by Super X Studios, and published by Majesco.  Greg Hastings Paintball 2 received an “Everyone 10+” rating from the ESRB with “Language, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners played digital paintball with 307 days reported since Greg Hastings Paintball 2 released?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners that
report game-play data via the Nintendo Channel, the hours
shown are not for all Wii owners that have played the game.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2 has had about 5,203 Wii owners report play-time data, since the game released on September 30, 2010.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2 has 50,088 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 9 Hours 37 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     The game has an average play-time of 1 Hour 37 Minutes per session played.

Sales Information
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #2,927, and it is currently selling for $19.99.

     The game has seen several price drops from its initial MSRP of $39.99, for the retail versions, and can now be found online(and perhaps at retail) for around $20 for all versions.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 8:30PM on August 4, 2011)

Review Score Averages
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2’s “professional” review score average is 70.00%, based on 1 review on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 3 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 6 customer reviews.
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2’s customer review score average is 63.33%, when the Amazon reviews are converted to a 100% review score average.
      (Review score averages recorded around 8:30PM on August 4, 2011)

Filtered Thoughts
     If you have been following my blog for a while now, you might remember that I received the Wii version of Greg Hastings Paintball 2, as well as the PS3 version of the game, from Majesco.
     I provided coverage for the game, and didn’t do the typical “review” style with it, but instead did several video features and write-ups on the game over the last 10 months.
     If you are interested in Greg Hastings Paintball 2, but perhaps aren’t sure if the game has enough features and would be of interest to you, I put together an “indepth” video of the game back in May, and you can watch it below:

     As for the reported game-play data, seeing Greg Hastings Paintball 2 debut in under a year I think is pretty good for the game, especially considering it had very little advertising outside of online outlets.  I think this should continue to show developers that there is a FPS audience on the Wii, and hopefully this will show Majesco that if there is another Greg Hastings Paintball game is released , a little bit more advertising might help the game go further.

     If any of you own Greg Hastings Paintball 2 on the Wii, or the PS3, feel free to add my code/name and let me know if you want to play online.
     My Greg Hastings Paintball 2 online friend code for the Wii is 3696-5848-4525, and my PSN name is Hoj_Latte.

Questions
     Have any of you played Greg Hastings Paintball 2, and if so, what do you think about the game?
     Also, do any of you perhaps play paintball in real life on a normal basis?

If any of you are interested in Greg Hastings Paintball 2 for the Wii, Xbox 360, or the PlayStation 3, you can see the console versions and a PSN card on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0038N9WWI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0038N9WPU&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004RMK4BC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr