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Rabbids went home? Rabbids find a new home! Rabbids Go Home data report.

November 15, 2012


Coffee Beans
The Rabbids will be finding a new home this Sunday in North America, when the Wii U launches and they start invading the console through Rabbids LAND; but the Rabbids have had a home on the Wii for the last several years.

Rabbids Go Home was released on November 3, 2009 for the Wii, at a MSRP of $49.99. It was the Rabbids’ first comedy-adventure, according to Ubisoft, and players helped the Rabbids collect junk in their attempt to make a ladder of sorts, to the moon. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and received an ESRB rating of “EVERYONE 10+” with “Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many U.S. Wii owners have reported playing Rabbids Go Home, and how many hours have they reported trying to help the Rabbids get home? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

Data for U.S. Wii owners.

The Brew
Rabbids Go Home now has approximately 126,679 U.S. Wii owners that have reported playing the game, with 1,105 days possibly reported. The players have reported over two million total hours of gameplay, 2,109,568 hours to be exact, since the game released as the image above shows. The average play-time reported is 16 Hours 40 Minutes “Per person”, and the average time spent playing the game per day/time is about 1 Hour 41 Minutes.

Rabbids Go Home has the highest average hours reported “Per person” out of all the Rabbids Wii games with data reported, which means that if you’re looking to get the most hours of gameplay out of a Rabbids Wii game, this is probably the one to go with. (The other Rabbids Wii games with data reported are Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV PartyRabbids Lab doesn’t have enough hours reported yet, so an average “Per person” does not show up.)

How was the Rabbid’s first comedy-adventure received by critics and customers? The game has a professional critic review score average of 79.02%, based on 33 reviews on GameRankings.com. It has a customer review score average of 71.37%, based on 51 reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
I did play Rabbids Go Home, but I didn’t beat it. Back in January 2010, I started a game rental service through a local video game company that was open, Gamer Doc, and rented the game for about a week. School was just starting up and I didn’t keep it long enough to beat though, but I checked my reported time with the game and put nearly 15 hours into it before returning it. Based on my play-time with it and the reported overall average “Per person” I guess I was closer to finishing it than I knew!

If you have never seen what type of gameplay Rabbids Go Home provides, the trailer below should give you a decent idea.

I enjoyed my time with the game, even though I didn’t finish it. Being that I was (and am) a fan of the Raving Rabbids Wii games, I was glad to see Ubisoft try something new with the Rabbids outside of the mini-games/party games the Rabbids had become known for at the time.

The Wii U is launching in just over 2 days, and Rabbids LAND is still on my short list of Wii U games to buy day one, because we enjoyed the Rabbids Wii games so much. If you haven’t seen the a trailer for Rabbids LAND on the Wii U, the trailer below is one Bean 1 likes to play from the Nintendo Channel and will give you an idea of what to expect with the Rabbids using the Wii U GamePad.

Questions
Did any of you play Rabbids Go Home, and help the Rabbids complete their mission to go home?

Are any of you planning on joining the Rabbids when they invade their new Wii U home with Rabbids LAND?

Check out some Rabbids Wii, 3DS, and Wii U games below:

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Drink of Choice when Gaming: 400+ Cups

March 22, 2010

You may have wondered why my blog is named, “CoffeewithGames”.

(one of my first banners I made for the blog)



A Brief History:
I can remember starting to drink coffee in the sixth grade.  My coffee would be fixed up with cream/sweetener.
In high school, some friends and I would go to IHOP late at night, and we would almost always get the “Never Empty Coffee Pot”, sometimes I would use cream/sugar, sometimes I would drink it regular.

In 2003 when I was still living in Louisiana, I started going to a local coffee shop almost on a daily basis.
I would get a cup of coffee and while I was drinking the coffee, I would usually play a game(or two) of chess at the coffee shop.

Many years later, in 2010, I’m still drinking coffee daily!
I ended up making an email address, followed by an account on GoNintendo.com a few years back, and my email/username was/is, CoffeewithChess.
I haven’t played a game of chess in a while, but I do play video games on a regular basis.
When I’m on the computer chatting/commenting on video game stories, I usually have a cup of coffee sitting on the computer desk(as I do now @ 12:58AM on 3-22-10).

When I was setting up this blog last year, I was trying to decide on a name, and ended up replacing “chess” with “games”, from my normal username on different sites.
I created a few banners(one seen in this post) for my blog, using a cup with coffee in it as the center logo.  Then a reader known as, ArakniD, from GoNintendo.com visited my blog one day, and created the current banner used on the site, without me even asking him to do it!  It was/is greatly appreciated!

My Coffee/Game Addiction:
Coffee is my drink of choice most days.
If I don’t have at least one cup of coffee in a 12-24 hour period, I usually end up with a migraine.
I enjoy playing videos games, and reading news about the video game industry.
I remember first getting into gaming, when my dad bought my brother and me the NES system, with the Mario/Duck Hunt bundle.  My “addiction” to the video game world has continued ever since.
Luckily, I don’t get a migraine if I don’t play a game within a 12-24 hour period!

When I’m playing a video game I usually have a pot of coffee on, so if I pause the game or come to the end of a level, I can easily get up and go get another cup.
In my first video I created for the blog using my capture device, my wife and I were playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I actually say near the very end of the video, “…I’m gonna go get some coffee.
The line wasn’t planned,  and there really was coffee in the pot.
I didn’t even realize I had said it, until I was putting the video and audio together.

A few weeks ago, my wife decided she was going to start tracking how much coffee we(I) drink.
She had purchased us a container of Folgers “French Roast” coffee(pictured below), that’s a medium-dark roast.

Folgers French Roast Ground Coffee, 27.8-Ounce Units (Pack of 3)

She wrote, “op: 2-14-10“, on the coffee container the day I opened it, but she didn’t tell me she had written anything on it.
A few days later, I noticed it written on the coffee container, and realized what she was doing.
The meaning of it was simple, “Opened on February 14, 2010”.

On Friday, February 26, 2010, the coffee container was empty!
How much coffee was in the container originally?  Well, the coffee case reads, “MAKES UP TO 240 6 FL OZ CUPS” or “1 LB 11.8 OZ” of coffee.
So, in a matter of 12 days, we had gone through 240 cups of coffee!

Now, my wife usually drinks just one cup of coffee per day when she’s leaving for work.
Sometimes, rarely, she’ll have a cup of coffee when she gets home from work.
So, if she had 2 cups of coffee per day, over the 12 day period, that would be 24 cups of coffee.

Also, I know one night I brought some to a friend’s house(Cansecoholic), and he and I drank about 8 cups between the two of us.

What about the other 208 cups of coffee?

Well, our ten month old son doesn’t drink coffee(yet), so I know he didn’t drink any of those cups.

When the first container was emptied on February 26, 2010, I opened the next container of Folgers coffee.  My wife had bought us the “Brazillian Blend“, a medium roast(pictured below).

Again, the container was the same as the first in amount of coffee it made, “…UP TO 240 6 FL OZ CUPS“, containing “1 LB 11.8 OZ” of coffee.
I thought to myself after realizing how much I drank from the first container, “I’m going to slow down with this one.”
Well, on March 11, 2010, the second container was empty.
Just 13 days after I had opened it!  So, 240 cups of coffee in 13 days!  At least it lasted one more day, right?
Again, my wife averaged the same one cup per day, and she even skipped a few days during this time.
So, let’s say she had 26 cups of coffee during the 13 days, that would leave 214 cups of coffee for somebody else to have finished off.
What About Games:
During the 25 day period, I completed Mirror’s Edge on my PS3, and I played a few hours of Rabbids Go Home on the Wii, before I had to return it.
My wife played some Animal Crossing: City Folk, and she also played Rabbids Go Home as well.
In the period of 25 days, I drank about 422 cups of coffee(give or take a few).
Averaging about 16 cups per day.
You may be thinking, “Is that a normal amount to drink?”  I don’t know, but I think it’s on the high side from what I’ve heard from friends and family.
Also, I should probably note that I now drink about 99% of my coffee just freshly brewed, no sugar or cream added in it.
Coffee is my drink of choice when gaming, and just during my normal daily routine.
Questions:
What is your drink of choice when gaming?
If you like coffee, do you drink it regular?  Or do you add cream/sugar to it?
Do you have a favorite brand of coffee(as I know some of you prefer Dunkin’ Donuts)?


As always, I’m posting the links for the games and some of the coffee mentioned in this post:
      






































Picture of the Folgers Brazillian Blend captured from Folgers.com.  The IHOP “Never Empty Coffee Pot” picture captured from IHOP.com.