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FPS Friday! Conduit 2 has been played how much? Official U.S. Nintendo Channel data report.

May 4, 2013


Coffee Beans
I never did play Conduit 2. If you missed my wall-of-text April Brewed post earlier today, you can see what games I played during April, HERE. If you already read the list, you may have noticed that I didn’t play a FPS during the month. It was the first month this year that I had not played a FPS, but I did get a good bit of gaming done.

Conduit 2 released as an exclusive Wii FPS just over 2 years ago now, on April 19, 2011. The game received an ESRB rating of “TEEN” with “Animated Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence” listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of. It was the sequel to the other exclusive Wii FPS The Conduit, which released in 2009.

While there really hasn’t been a hint of the Wii U getting Conduit 3 yet, did U.S. Wii owners enjoy Conduit 2? How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Conduit 2, since it released just over 2 years ago, and how do its averaged hours “Per person” compare to some other Wii FPS games? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

How many hours have you played?

The Brew
Conduit 2 now has approximately 13,736 U.S. Wii owners with data reported through the Nintendo Channel, which is more than double the number that had data reported about 5 months after it released. The 431,734 Total Hours of game-play now reported (seen in the image above), is an increase of just over 380,000 Total Hours from the game’s initial data that was reported almost 2 years ago.

Its reported average play time of 31 Hours 25 Minutes “Per person”, averages out to just over 2 hours for every time the game has been reported played. This simply means that U.S. Wii owners have played the game about 2 Hours 4 Minutes each time they sit down to play it, at least according to the reported data.

Now, has Conduit 2 been played more than GoldenEye 007 and Metroid Prime 3, as the image asks? As for the “Total Hours” reported, Conduit 2 is below both of those games, but in the average hours “Per person” section it’s a different story.

Conduit 2 is now “neck and neck” with GoldenEye 007‘s average “Per person”, being lower than it by just 3 minutes. Compared to Metroid Prime 3’s average “Per person” though, Conduit 2 is almost 10 hours higher. This means that U.S. Wii owners that bought and played Conduit 2, apparently had more play time from the game than U.S. Wii owners of Metroid Prime 3. The hours “Per person” would be a reflection of the all important “replay value”, that is often talked about for games. So, we can say Conduit 2 offered more replay value for its average player than Metroid Prime 3, but about the same replay value as GoldenEye 007, at least according to the official Nintendo Channel data.

What about review scores? The game currently has a “professional” review score average of 66.34%, based on 41 reviews for the game on GameRankings.com. What about customers that purchased the game though? Conduit 2 has a customer review score average of 89.41%, based on 17 “Amazon Verified Purchase” customer reviews.

If you’re interested in reading an actual review, I suggest you read a review by Jeremy, of NintendoFuse.com, that he wrote for the game, HERE. He provided the number of hours he had spent in the game’s single player and multiplayer before writing his review, which I appreciate seeing in reviews. Soon after Conduit 2 released, a controversy surrounding the game arose after one “professional” review of the game was published. If you missed what happened with the issue, you can read about it, HERE.

Caffeinated Thoughts
If you never saw any footage from Conduit 2, the trailer below will give you an idea of what weapons you can expect to be battling with in the game:

I think Conduit 2 having a higher average “Per person” than Metroid Prime 3, is a good example of why many companies focus on multiplayer aspects in games. Am I more likely to recommend a friend go out and buy a great single-player (only) focused game for $50 or $60, or am I more likely to recommend a game with online multiplayer and a single-player campaign (even if short), that I find myself playing on a more regular basis? Probably the latter.

Knowing how High Voltage tried to step up and support the Wii with a game genre that was/is popular, but not published very often on the Wii (compared to the other consoles at the time), I’m wondering if HVS will perhaps try to continue that for the Wii U? I wonder if they might release Conduit 3 for the Wii U, or perhaps even find a publisher to get behind The Grinder for the Wii U?

After the original The Conduit game, it really seemed like High Voltage Software was going to be able to try new things on the Wii, such as their once “Mature” themed Gladiator A.D. game, but something happened with their publisher relations. They made drastic changes to what they had originally shown for Gladiator A.D., instead releasing the more colorful “TEEN” rated Tournament of Legends, and another High Voltage FPS game in development, The Grinder, vanished from the Wii radar altogether. I know some seem to be thinking Nintendo is having third party struggles (still) with the Wii U, so I hope that Nintendo of America might be more open to publishing games such as what Gladiator A.D. once was, and even The Grinder.

Questions
If you own a copy of Conduit 2, do you know if the online community is still decent enough to hop online and get into a match quickly? If you played both games from the series, which one did you enjoy more?

If you were a fan of The Conduit and Conduit 2, do you hope that High Voltage Software perhaps makes a Conduit 3 sequel for the Wii U? Or, would you prefer them to instead release their once shown Wii FPS game that disappeared, The Grinder, for the Wii U first?

If you’re interested in Conduit 2, it can now be found used for under $20 at GameStop and on Amazon.com (even new on Amazon from some sellers). You can also see both games from the series on Amazon below:

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FPS Friday! Call of Duty: Black Ops II Team Deathmatch Battle

February 22, 2013
Fire. Burning. The sensation of my eyes from no sleep, but lots of coffee with games?!

Coffee Beans
I have been playing a lot of Black Ops II on the Wii U. A whole lot. Probably too much. Who needs sleep though, when you can play online multiplayer through the night? Not this guy, that’s for sure. I just put on the coffee, and burn through the nights.

I just reached Level 55 (again) earlier this morning, and am debating on starting it all over, for what I believe would be my third time. I usually use Black Ops II’s default Wii U GamePad controls, and play it on just the GamePad (Off-TV play), until the battery starts running low in the GamePad, then I’ll switch over to Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls.

I have been testing my new Elgato Game Capture HD recording device recently, and you can see one of my Team Deathmatch battles from Black Ops II on the Wii U in the video below:

If any of you have a Wii U, as I have stated in a few posts before, feel free to add my Nintendo Network ID, Coffees, to your Wii U friend list.

Question
Have any of you been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Wii U, and really enjoy the game’s Off-TV play with just the GamePad?

You can buy an Elgato Game Capture HD device and Black Ops II from the links on Amazon.com below:

Black Ops 2 Wii U patch available.

January 30, 2013
Black Ops 2’s main multiplayer screen.

Coffee Beans
Treyarch had a history of supporting their Call of Duty titles on the Nintendo Wii post launch with patches aimed at fixing certain issues, or just making general improvements. Treyarch’s newest Call of Duty title, Black Ops 2, did not release for the Wii, but it did release for the Wii U.

Do you own a Wii U and a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? If so, there is now a new patch for the game that is available. The video below provides a few details:

The Brew
If you didn’t/can’t watch the video, here are a few bullet points on the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 patch for the Wii U:

  • The patch starts downloading immediately upon trying to launch the game.
  • The patch took (me) less than 10 minutes to download and install.
  • The patch now allows the Wii U GamePad Home button to be pressed while online between matches, or just looking at statistics not during a match.
  • Pressing the Home button will allow you to capture the image on the TV (and GamePad) for posting to Miiverse.
  • Pressing the Home button will back you out of the online server to the main Black Ops 2 multiplayer screen (see: main image above), so if you’re in a party with friends you may want to wait.
  • Treyarch has acknowledged there are “some issues with the version of the patch”, but they are working with Nintendo and have stated they are hoping an update might be provided tomorrow.
My Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 combat record.
Caffeinated Thoughts
I have only played a few matches today since the patch released, and I didn’t experience any issues that I was aware of post-patch. The ability to hit the GamePad’s Home button is a great addition, and I’m really glad to see Treyarch get that worked into this latest patch.
Like I mentioned in the video above, if you have a Wii U and Black Ops 2 or if you’re just looking for additional Wii U friends, feel free free to add my Nintendo Network ID to your Wii U friend list, which is Coffees!
Questions
Have any of you been playing Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, if so, have you enjoyed the online multiplayer? Also, are there any particular issues you have experienced since this patch was released that might need to be addressed with another one?
You can purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for the Wii U from Amazon.com below:

Call of Duty? Conduit? GoldenEye? Metroid? What is the most played FPS Wii game in the U.S.?

November 13, 2012

The Roast
The Wii has had a variety of first-person shooter (FPS) games released during the last 6 years, some of the more popular Wii FPS titles you can see in the image above. With more than 20 FPS games released for the Wii, at least 10 have had online multiplayer, while some have been more single player focused like Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Red Steel 2.

What is the most played FPS game on the Wii in the United States, according to the overall total hours reported and the average hours reported “Per person” on the Nintendo Channel? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

Coffee Beans
Call of Duty: Black Ops is the Wii’s most played game from the Call of Duty series, according to the average hours reported “Per person” and also the total hours reported on the Nintendo Channel for all of the Call of Duty games, as well as all of the other FPS games with data reported through the Nintendo Channel.

Call of Duty: Black Ops was released on November 9, 2010 for the Wii, with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision, and received an ESRB rating of “MATURE” with “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

The data shown in the image below is for the gameplay hours reported from U.S. Wii owners, with 734 days possibly report.

Data for U.S. Wii owners.

The Brew
Black Ops now has approximately 200,601 Wii owners from the U.S. that have reported playing the game through the Nintendo Channel, which is about 23,428 more Wii owners that have now reported data for the game, since the data report in June.

The game’s reported average play-time is now 84 Hours 22 Minutes “Per person”, over 2 hours higher than June’s reported average “Per person”, and the average played per day/time is about 2 Hours 36 Minutes. This simply means each time a Wii owner sits down to play Black Ops, they are spending about 2.5 hours playing it each time. It could be zombies. It could be standard online multiplayer. It could be single player. It could be all of them, but whatever it is, the game is still being played a lot.

What about reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Wii, has anything changed since June? Well, the game still has a “professional” review score average of 81.47%, based on 17 reviews on GameRankings.com. It now has a customer review score average of 77.30%, based on 141 customer reviews from Amazon.com.

How most Black Ops 2 players are feeling after the last night of gaming?

Caffeinated Thoughts
Millions of gamers are probably playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on their PlayStation 3s, Xbox 360s, and PCs as I’m typing this. While Black Ops 2 is not releasing for the Wii, as confirmed by an Activision representative in October, the Wii was home to every other Treyarch developed Call of Duty game.

I haven’t played my copy of Black Ops on the PS3 in a while, but I did enjoy the online multiplayer when I played it, and the zombie mode as well. I didn’t go out and get a copy of Black Ops 2 for my PlayStation 3, because I’m debating on grabbing the game with my Wii U this Sunday.

If you haven’t seen any footage of Black Ops 2, take a look at the launch trailer below!

I am surprised that Black Ops on the Wii has become the most played FPS for the system, in both the hours reported “Per person” and the overall total hours reported. I thought that Call of Duty: World at War would hold onto the most played according to “Total Hours” reported because of Modern Warfare 3 potentially getting purchased and played by Black Ops players, but the data just over the last few months shows Black Ops is on a steady increase each week.

I’m really glad to see Treyarch releasing Black Ops 2 for the Wii U, and while it’s unfortunate for Wii owners  that want to play Black Ops 2 but won’t be getting a Wii U soon, hopefully the game makes use of the Wii U GamePad in some innovative ways that might even help sell a few more Wii U consoles to Call of Duty fans.

Questions
Have any of you been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Wii, perhaps while waiting on Black Ops 2 and the Wii U’s release next week? If you have played Black Ops on the Wii, do you know how many hours you have put into the game?

Also, did any of you go to a midnight launch for Black Ops 2, or are any of you planning on buying Black Ops 2 for the Wii U?

If you are interested in Black Ops for the Wii, or the newly released Black Ops 2, you can see links for the games on Amazon.com below:

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption turns 5! How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing it?

August 28, 2012


Coffee Beans
If you are looking for information on the contest/giveaway of BIT.TRIP BEAT, Fieldrunners, SpaceChem, & Uplink you will find the link for more information on it in the “Caffeinated Thoughts” section below.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was released five years ago (today) in the U.S. on August 27, 2007. The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo. It received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of, and the game released with a MSRP of $49.99.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption over the last 5 years? Brew some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption now has approximately 542,561 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data since the game released, with 1,827 days possibly reported. The game has about 25,965 more Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel since last year’s report.

Corruption’s play-time per day/session is still the same as last year’s, 2 hours 7 minutes; and the game’s overall reported average is the exact same as it was last year, still sitting at 22 Hours 25 Minutes “Per person” that has reported data as the image above shows.

Have the critic and customer review scores changed any for the game over the last year? Well, the “professional” critic review score average is still the same at 90.16%, based on 66 reviews on GameRankings.com. The customer review score average has slightly changed though, increasing just a bit over the customer review score average from last year. Corruption now has a customer review score average of 87.02%, based on 148 customer reviews on Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, what do I think about the game? Well, if you missed my review (rarely happens, I know) for it from nearly 2 years ago, you can read it HERE. In short, if you enjoy the FPS genre with some exploration aspects, and Wii motion controls in FPS games, I highly recommend you give Corruption a try. If you are planning on purchasing the Wii U (it does play Wii games), you might want to look for the Metroid Prime Trilogy bundle since you should get “more for your money” with it, though it might be difficult to find at a reasonable price now. If not the bundle, you should be able to find a cheap used copy of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption either online, or at stores like Game Stop and Best Buy that have used games. If you have never seen any footage from Corruption, the video below is a very quick look at the game:

Seeing the average reported being 22 Hours 25 Minutes “Per person” makes me think most Wii owners that have reported data are completing the game just once, and not playing through it again. I played through the game multiple times, and I’ll show how many hours I have played it in the comment section below by attaching my reported game-play hours image to my comment. I don’t know why Nintendo stopped printing both Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and the Metroid Prime: Trilogy bundle, but I think they should add one of them to the Nintendo Selects lineup, and/or have them available to purchase on the Wii U’s eShop when it launches later this year.

If you are here looking for how to enter to for a chance to win the games mentioned in the data image, you can find more information HERE. If you have already entered the contest/giveaway, just tweet out this post using the “Tweet” button below and add @CoffeeWithGames to it for an extra entry, and you can get an additional if you have “liked” the CoffeeWithGames Facebook page found HERE, and you simply “like” this post on the CoffeeWithGames Facebook page.

Questions
Have any of you played Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, perhaps in the last year even, and what did you think about the game? Good, or bad? If you have played through it completely, do you know how many hours you have played the game?
Also, do you think Nintendo should add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects games in some fashion?

If you are interested in the Metroid Wii games, you can see them linked below to their Amazon.com pages:

How many hours have Wii owners played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Modern Warfare 3 Hours Report

July 15, 2012
It’s not even shiny, but I even noticed it online!

Coffee Beans
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released for the Wii on November 8, 2011 with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, but ported to the Wii by a team at Treyarch.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Mature” with “Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

     How many more U.S. Wii owners have reported playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the last 7 months. Also, how many more “Total Hours” of game-play have been reported since the first data report? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

Data shown in image is for U.S. Wii owners only that have reported data, not world-wide.

The Brew
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now has approximately 45,137 U.S. Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel, with 244 days reported. The game debuted with 3,895 U.S. Wii owners reporting data, so it now has 41,242 more players reporting data over its debut.
     Modern Warfare 3’s average play-time per day/session reported is now 2 hours 37 minutes, which is a half hour decrease over the debut average. The game’s average “Per person” now of 48 hours 13 minutes is an increase of 31 hours 50 minutes since the debut average.
     The game’s current 2,174,909 Total Hours of reported game-play is an increase of more than 2 million hours over the last 7 months; 2,111,073 “Total Hours” since the last report, to be exact.

Me at “work” in online multiplayer, where most hours are probably spent.

     What about the consumers and critics? How have they rated the game?
     Modern Warfare 3 has a “professional” review score average of 69.25%, based on 12 reviews on GameRankings.com; while the game has a customer review score average of 84.28%, based on 56 reviews on Amazon.com.


Caffeinated Thoughts
     I am below the average hours reported “Per person”, but I did play a few matches last night online and they all ran well. The online multiplayer did require an update before I could play it though, but the patch took only about 30 seconds to download.
     As I was running around in one of the matches last night, I ran across another “Hot Coffee” machine that you see in the first image of this story. As I was looking at it though, an opponent decided that I had looked long enough and apparently wanted their own coffee from it, so my time was short lived (literally) at the coffee machine.


     If you missed my “Hot Coffee in Modern Warfare 3? Yes Please!” post from December, here is the video for it that shows where you can find a “Hot Coffee” machine in the single-player campaign:

     While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has a good amount of hours reported for a third party game on the Wii, it currently has fewer hours reported than Black Ops did only 4.5 months after it originally released for the Wii.
     Overall though, I think it’s pretty clear from the reported game-play hours that the online multiplayer is a big aspect of the game. Wii owners do seem to still be enjoying the game, as I didn’t have any issues last night and today quickly getting into matches, and never had a host migration issue either.


Questions
     Have any of you been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 regularly on the Wii in the last few months? If you are playing it regularly, do you know how many hours you have reported for the game?
     Feel free to add my ally/friend code to your list, 0359-9573-5494, and/or leave your code in the comments below and I will add it to my list later tonight.

If any of you are interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, you can see the different versions for the game linked below:

Did Wii Owners Enjoy Red Steel 2? What Do the Hours Say?

May 29, 2012

Coffee Beans
     Red Steel 2 has been out on the Wii for more than 2 years now. It was developed by Ubisoft’s Paris studio, and published by Ubisoft. The game did have a U.S. commercial for advertising, I believe two actually, and the game released with two versions being available for purchase.
     One was the software only version for $49.99, and the second version was $59.99 and included a Wii MotionPlus unit which is required to play the game. Both versions have seen big price drops since they released, like most games do. The software only version can now be found for under $20 where available, and the Wii MotionPlus bundled version, while harder to find directly from retailers, can be found for around $30.

     Did Wii owners enjoy Red Steel 2? What do the reported game-play hours for the game show, and can we draw any conclusions? Let’s take a look!

The Brew
     Red Steel 2 now has approximately 66,540 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data with 797 days possibly reported, which is 21,951 more players having reported data since March 28, 2011.
     Red Steel 2’s 661,975 Total Hours of reported game-play is an increase of 232,950 Total Hours since last year’s report, and the game’s average play-time per day/session is now 1 Hour 47 Minutes.
     The game’s “professional” review score average has not changed since last year, and remains at 80.62% based on 47 reviews on GameRankings.com. Red Steel 2’s customer review score average on Amazon.com has changed though, and there are now 18 more customer reviews than last year. The customer review score average is now 87.53%, based on 77 customer reviews between both versions of the game listed.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     So, did Wii owners enjoy Red Steel 2, and can we conclude anything from the reported game-play data with another year added to it?
     I think we can safely say from the reported game-play data, mainly the game’s average play-time reported as 9 Hours 57 Minutes “Per person”, it appears that the majority of Wii owners still enjoy the game enough to complete it once, but are not beating it a second time.
     If the U.S. Red Steel 2 players were beating the game at least twice, I would expect the reported hours “Per person” to be averaged more around “15 Hours”, as some of you have commented in the past the game offers about 10 hours of game-play on the first play-through.
     Perhaps Red Steel 2 has more hours averaged in other countries, showing it is played more often in those countries, and Dexter might be dropping Canada’s reported hours in the comments below that we can look at.

     Have I played Red Steel 2 yet? No, but I may be making a trip to my local Game Stop store today, where I originally reserved Red Steel 2. I believe I still have $5 on the game and I might just pick it up today, only a few years late. After all, better late than never though, right? If I can get around 10 hours of game-play out of it for around/under $20, and enjoy the Wii MotionPlus controls, I think that’s a pretty good deal.
     Before Red Steel 2 released, and being a fan of the original Red Steel, I put together three videos and posts all under a “What Red Steel 2 should keep from the original Red Steel” title. They showed some of the things I enjoyed from the original game and am hoping Red Steel 2 has, and if you missed those videos you can see them below:

     If I end up getting Red Steel 2 today, or not, I will make it known in the comment section below.

Questions
     Did any of you perhaps get Red Steel 2 in the last year, and beat it? If so, do you remember about how many hours it took you from start to finish?
     If you purchased Red Steel 2 soon after it released, and would recommend it to other Wii owners, have you completed the game more than once by now?

If any of you are interested in Red Steel 2, or even the original Red Steel, you can see links to the games below on Amazon.com:

Hot Coffee in Modern Warfare 3? Yes Please!

December 11, 2011
What good are night vision goggles, if your eyes can’t stay open to use them?
Order of successful night vision goggles usage: drink coffee, then use night vision goggles.

Coffee Beans
     What’s more awesome than drinking coffee and playing video games? Drinking coffee, and finding coffee related items/references in video games while playing!
     I received Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii last month, and as I was playing through the game’s single-player campaign I recorded a lot of footage from the levels.
     I was still early in the campaign, when I ran across something coffee related. What was it? Take a look below.

This is what you survive with.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     Modern Warfare 3 is not the first video game I have played to have a coffee item/reference, but it was the first one I can remember having a “Hot Coffee” vending machine in a level, as the image above shows.
     If you have played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but perhaps missed the “Hot Coffee” vending machine, the video below shows what level I discovered it in, and where:

     While I have completed Modern Warfare 3’s single-player campaign, this was the only place in the game “coffee” was spelled out that I found, though I may have missed it in other levels.

Question
     Have you found any other coffee items/references in Modern Warfare 3, or perhaps a coffee item/reference in another game that really stuck out?

If you are interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
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FPS Friday! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s Hours Report

December 10, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was released on November 8, 2011 for all the current generation home consoles. The Wii version released at a MSRP of $49.99, and it was developed by Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games and ported to the Wii by Treyarch, and it was published by Activision.
     The Wii version received an ESRB rating of “Mature” with “Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language” listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners put into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and does it appear they are playing the game online any? Let’s take a look!

The Brew
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has 3,895 Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel since it released last month, and the game’s average play-time per day/session is 3 Hours 7 Minutes.
     The Wii version of Modern Warfare 3 has a “professional” review score average of 70.67%, based on 9 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     The game currently has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 21 customer reviews. When converted to a 100% review scale, Modern Warfare 3 has an 84.76% review score average from the 21 reviews on Amazon.com.

Recorded December 9, 2011

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I have been enjoying my time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii, and if you aren’t aware, the Wii version has been patched not once, but twice now; and they even did some behind the scene “fixes” that didn’t require a download.
     I finished the single-player campaign in roughly 6 hours, and have spent about another 2 hours going back and playing through some of the levels again. Based on the reported hours, I definitely think Wii owners are playing the game’s online multiplayer.
     The video below shows off the first few minutes of one of my multiplayer matches after the second patch was released for the game. If you’re wondering, the results in the video were based off of luck, not skills:

     Seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 debut already I think continues to show there is a market for FPS games on the Wii, and specifically FPS games with online multiplayer even given the Wii’s online use of “friend codes”.

Questions
     Have any of you been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? If so, which version have you been playing?

If any of you are interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, you can see the PS3, Wii, and 360 versions on Amazon.com linked below:
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Modern Warfare 3 Wii Patched, Again! Patch Size & Details

December 1, 2011
Not the patch you were expecting?

Coffee Beans
     Modern Warfare 3 has been out less than a month, and Infinity Ward/Treyarch have been busy trying to make sure the game is running well for all console owners. Last week I posted how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had been patched on the Wii, and the first patch addressed two major issues players were experiencing: corrupt save files and lag shooting.

     Well, Activision/Infinity Ward/Treyarch just released another patch for Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii.  How big is the patch, and exactly what “major fixes” does this Wii patch address? Take a look!

Patch size.
Major fixes

The Brew
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s latest Wii patch only requires 6 blocks of room, now making the required space for the two Modern Warfare 3 Wii patches 46 total blocks.
     This patch addresses four main/major problems, with the “Major Fixes” being:

  • “MP – Major optimization work to improve host frame-rate issues (“host-lag”)”
  • “Spec Ops – Major optimization improvement to help with reports of spec ops ‘rubberbanding/lag'”
  • “Session Host Migration Fixes”
  • “Added ‘Add Friend’ option in the multiplayer shell when selecting a player’s playercard”
     Overall, with the “Major Fixes” and the “Other Fixes” this MW3 Wii patch is supposed to address/fix 25 issues with the game’s online multiplayer and Spec Ops modes. The “Other Fixes” from this patch can also be seen in the image below:

“Other Fixes”
Caffeinated Thoughts
     I am very encouraged to see Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii getting patched, and not ignored. The fact that Activision is allowing Infinity Ward/Treyach time to work on patches for the Wii version, I think shows great respect to Wii owners that purchased the game. Not only will the game hopefully continue to improve with each patch, but hopefully word-of-mouth will spread that Activision is not ignoring the Wii version, allowing Modern Warfare 3’s Wii online community to grow stronger.
     After I downloaded the patch earlier this evening, I hopped online for one quick match to see if I noticed anything drastically different. I thought it was running a lot smoother than normal (normal with Netflix streaming in another room), and the video below shows off the first few minutes of the match:

     My online friend code for Modern Warfare 3 is 0359-9573-5494. If you add me, feel free to leave your ally code in the comments below, or by emailing it to me at Scott@CoffeeWithGames.com.

Questions
     Have any of you been playing Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii? If so, have you downloaded both patches for the game, and noticed an improvement in performance?

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