Archive for the ‘May 2010’ Category

May finished, June beginning

June 2, 2010

Wow, so we are now already through May, and June is here!
Last month, I started something a little different on the blog.
On the side bar(on the right), I have the “Coffees Consumed in May!” and “Games Played in May” sections.
Now that May is over, I’ll briefly recap the coffees I consumed and the games I played during the month.

Coffees Consumed in May:
The Community Coffee Medium Roast Ground Coffee was definitely a “medium roast”, and I actually think it is a weak roast.  I do not prefer it, but my wife, Mrs. CwG, does like it.

The Folgers Black Silk Ground Coffee is a “dark roast” coffee, and it was my favorite of the month.  I enjoy my coffee black, and strong; but not super bitter strong like Starbucks’.  I think the Folgers Black Silk has a nice strong flavor, that isn’t extremely bitter.  The container reads, “Bold, Yet Smooth”.
Mrs. CwG, on the other hand, refers to it as “Black Soot”; she thinks its too strong, though she has started mixing it half/half with the Community Coffee Medium Roast sometimes.

The Folgers French Roast Ground Coffee is Mrs. CwG’s coffee of choice, and I think it’s a pretty good blend.  It’s a “Med-Dark” blend, and described as having a “Bold, Robust Taste”.

The Folgers Classic Roast Coffee Single pack that I had, as I mentioned before, is coffee in a tea bag.  I didn’t get to drink it while it was still hot, so I really can’t comment on how much I would have liked it; though, I will give it another try and drink it hot this time.

The only coffee shop purchased coffee drink, for the month of May, was a cup of Starbucks’ Regular Blend.  I was out job searching last week and stopped by a Starbucks to inquire about employment, I had a giftcard from Christmas and used it to get a cup of coffee while I was there.

Games Played in May:
Max & the Magic Marker starts the list.  I played it, and reviewed it earlier in May.  You can read my review for the game, here.  As I said in the review, Max & the Magic Marker is fun puzzle-platforming game.  If you want a budget priced game platforming game, I think you will enjoy Max & the Magic Marker very much.

The ModNation Racers PS3 demo is next on the list.  I have not played it very much, but the few times I did race in the demo, I enjoyed it.  I plan on trying the track editor in the next week, and seeing how creative I can be with it.

Monster Hunter Tri/3 is my game of May with the most play-time.  I ended the month of May, with an online Hunter Rank 9;  we’ll see what HR I am at the end of June.  I have really enjoyed Monster Hunter 3, both online and off.  I think the single-player game is a lot of fun, and still allows people to enjoy the game and the environments.  I have not completed the single-player campaign, perhaps I will before the end of June?

Rage of the Gladiator is still being played.  I completed the Challenge Mode using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls in May.  I had already completed Challenge Mode using just the NES Punch-Out style controls back in March.  I am currently trying to get “Rank: S” in each fight using the Wii Remote/Nunchuk controls.

Super Mario Galaxy was only played one day in May.  My wife started her own campaign, and I tagged along as the second player; helping collect items along the way.

Last on the list, is UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship on the Dreamcast.  I hooked up my Dreamcast again this past week, it was the first time in many years.  I had never really played UFC on it, though I have owned it for many, many years.   I saw a friend playing UFC Undisputed 2010 this week on his PS3, so I decided to try the game that started the series.  So far, it seems like a pretty solid fighter, and like it has a learning curve and not simply mashing buttons to win fights.

Thoughts:
If you are looking for a good strong coffee, I recommend the Folgers Black Silk.
The Folgers Black Silk Ground Coffee was my coffee drink of choice for May.

The games that I played the most in May would be Max & the Magic Marker, Rage of the Gladiator, and Monster Hunter 3.
I recommend all of them for purchases, if people are looking for new games to buy.
Each one is a different type of game, that will have different appealing factors.
If you have any questions about the coffees drank or games I played in May, leave a comment; or send me an email to CoffeewithGames@gmail.com, and I will gladly try to answer any question you may have about the games.

Totals:
In May, I had five different types of coffees, and I played six different games.

Questions:
What games did you play during the month of May?
Were there any games that you were disappointed with, or any you were surprised by, in May?
Also, did you have a drink of choice during the month of May?

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>May finished, June beginning

June 2, 2010

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Wow, so we are now already through May, and June is here!
Last month, I started something a little different on the blog.
On the side bar(on the right), I have the “Coffees Consumed in May!” and “Games Played in May” sections.
Now that May is over, I’ll briefly recap the coffees I consumed and the games I played during the month.

Coffees Consumed in May:
The Community Coffee Medium Roast Ground Coffee was definitely a “medium roast”, and I actually think it is a weak roast.  I do not prefer it, but my wife, Mrs. CwG, does like it.

The Folgers Black Silk Ground Coffee is a “dark roast” coffee, and it was my favorite of the month.  I enjoy my coffee black, and strong; but not super bitter strong like Starbucks’.  I think the Folgers Black Silk has a nice strong flavor, that isn’t extremely bitter.  The container reads, “Bold, Yet Smooth”.
Mrs. CwG, on the other hand, refers to it as “Black Soot”; she thinks its too strong, though she has started mixing it half/half with the Community Coffee Medium Roast sometimes.

The Folgers French Roast Ground Coffee is Mrs. CwG’s coffee of choice, and I think it’s a pretty good blend.  It’s a “Med-Dark” blend, and described as having a “Bold, Robust Taste”.

The Folgers Classic Roast Coffee Single pack that I had, as I mentioned before, is coffee in a tea bag.  I didn’t get to drink it while it was still hot, so I really can’t comment on how much I would have liked it; though, I will give it another try and drink it hot this time.

The only coffee shop purchased coffee drink, for the month of May, was a cup of Starbucks’ Regular Blend.  I was out job searching last week and stopped by a Starbucks to inquire about employment, I had a giftcard from Christmas and used it to get a cup of coffee while I was there.

Games Played in May:
Max & the Magic Marker starts the list.  I played it, and reviewed it earlier in May.  You can read my review for the game, here.  As I said in the review, Max & the Magic Marker is fun puzzle-platforming game.  If you want a budget priced game platforming game, I think you will enjoy Max & the Magic Marker very much.

The ModNation Racers PS3 demo is next on the list.  I have not played it very much, but the few times I did race in the demo, I enjoyed it.  I plan on trying the track editor in the next week, and seeing how creative I can be with it.

Monster Hunter Tri/3 is my game of May with the most play-time.  I ended the month of May, with an online Hunter Rank 9;  we’ll see what HR I am at the end of June.  I have really enjoyed Monster Hunter 3, both online and off.  I think the single-player game is a lot of fun, and still allows people to enjoy the game and the environments.  I have not completed the single-player campaign, perhaps I will before the end of June?

Rage of the Gladiator is still being played.  I completed the Challenge Mode using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls in May.  I had already completed Challenge Mode using just the NES Punch-Out style controls back in March.  I am currently trying to get “Rank: S” in each fight using the Wii Remote/Nunchuk controls.

Super Mario Galaxy was only played one day in May.  My wife started her own campaign, and I tagged along as the second player; helping collect items along the way.

Last on the list, is UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship on the Dreamcast.  I hooked up my Dreamcast again this past week, it was the first time in many years.  I had never really played UFC on it, though I have owned it for many, many years.   I saw a friend playing UFC Undisputed 2010 this week on his PS3, so I decided to try the game that started the series.  So far, it seems like a pretty solid fighter, and like it has a learning curve and not simply mashing buttons to win fights.

Thoughts:
If you are looking for a good strong coffee, I recommend the Folgers Black Silk.
The Folgers Black Silk Ground Coffee was my coffee drink of choice for May.

The games that I played the most in May would be Max & the Magic Marker, Rage of the Gladiator, and Monster Hunter 3.
I recommend all of them for purchases, if people are looking for new games to buy.
Each one is a different type of game, that will have different appealing factors.
If you have any questions about the coffees drank or games I played in May, leave a comment; or send me an email to CoffeewithGames@gmail.com, and I will gladly try to answer any question you may have about the games.

Totals:
In May, I had five different types of coffees, and I played six different games.

Questions:
What games did you play during the month of May?
Were there any games that you were disappointed with, or any you were surprised by, in May?
Also, did you have a drink of choice during the month of May?