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Contains Moderate Peril Episode 142: I Miss You Grunge

by / on April 14, 2014 at 23:20 / in Gaming, H1Z1, LOTRO, Newbie Blogger Initiative, Podcast, SOE

Finally we have returned to publishing the Contains Moderate Peril podcast on a Monday, despite wealth of technical issues. Due to the abundance of interesting material covered in the latest LOTRO producers’ letter, Brian and I decided to re-record a part of the show earlier today. For some reason only one side of the conversation came out. I eventually summarised […]

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The Raid 2 (2014)

by / on April 12, 2014 at 09:25 / in Movies, The Raid 2

It is very difficult to write about The Raid 2 without descending into hyperbole or gushing like a fanboy. As the movie poster shows, the popular press has pretty much used every cliché available. If I remember rightly they did this previously with the original movie, The Raid in 2011. I more than likely did so myself. One thing that […]

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Lord of the Rings Online/Elder Scrolls Online Comparison (Part 1)

by / on April 11, 2014 at 08:50 / in Gaming, LOTRO, LOTRO TESO Comparison #1, The Elder Scrolls Online

A question was directed to me on Twitter the other day: “How would you compare TESO to LOTRO?”. I muddled through a response as well as I could, but given the Twitter character limitation and complexity of the topic, I decided to also dedicate an entire post series of posts to it. This specific article will explore the graphics and […]

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H1Z1 – One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s Poison

by / on April 10, 2014 at 22:28 / in Gaming, H1Z1, SOE

So SOE announced that they have a new sandbox MMO in development set in a zombie infested post apocalyptic world and the internet went crazy. Okay, what really happened was that concerned parties were either excited, cautiously curious or sceptical. I won’t bore you with details about the game as this isn’t a news site. The quickest and easiest way […]

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Games We Simply Cannot Play

by / on April 9, 2014 at 20:37 / in Ace Combat Assault Horizon, Games We Simply Cannot Play, Gaming

I have written in the past about how certain games are very appealing conceptually but the reality is quite different. The fundamental disappointment doesn’t lie with the game itself but in our ability to play them. I have used the Battlefield franchise previously as an example of this. The trailers are frequently awesome showing all manner of hi-tech hardware being utilised […]

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CMP News Update

by / on April 8, 2014 at 21:45 / in CMP News Update, Editorial, Newbie Blogger Initiative, Podcast

This is really just a collection of “odds and sods” that loosely come under the banner of “news” so I thought I’d throw them all into a single post. Nothing to panic over and possibly a couple of things to even get excited about. They’re not in any particular order. Podcast schedule and content: Despite a concerted effort by myself […]

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The Game Starts At Level Cap?

by / on April 7, 2014 at 13:57 / in Gaming, Guild Wars 2, The Game Starts At Level Cap?

I recently got a second alt to level cap in Guild Wars 2. Yay me etc. Now I know this is not an unusual occurrence for many players but for me it’s a personal landmark. I have played many MMOs over the last six years and have never managed to do this before. I got damn close to it with […]

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The Borderlands (2013)

by / on April 6, 2014 at 10:31 / in Movies, The Borderlands

I audibly groaned when I discovered that The Borderlands was a found footage movie, as this is a genre that really has been flogged to death of late. However, I subsequently found out that the movie had seen the involvement of writer James Moran, albeit in a non-credited capacity. Apparently it was shown at the London Frightfest film festival last […]

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Good Gamer, Bad Gamer

by / on April 5, 2014 at 23:05 / in EVE Online, Gaming, Good Gamer Bad Gamer, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO

I’ve read a lot of blog posts and forum discussion of late about ethics and the way gamers behave and treat each other in game. As you would expect with such a complex and emotive subject, there’s a broad range of views. It certainly makes for fascinating reading. Naturally the old chestnut of EVE Online being the worst gaming environment […]

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Noah (2014)

by / on April 4, 2014 at 20:20 / in Movies, Noah

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is about as far removed from the traditional Cecil B. DeMille Biblical epic as you can imagine. In some respects it follows more closely the Jewish interpretation of the source material, rather that the Christian text. It is visually arresting and for the first two thirds of it’s running time a very engaging movie. It covers a […]

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Got Nothing to Write About?

by / on April 3, 2014 at 21:40 / in Gaming, Got Nothing to Write About?, LOTRO, Newbie Blogger Initiative

How often do you find yourself preparing to craft a blog post when it dawns on you that you have absolutely nothing to write about? All of a sudden the view out of the window becomes incredibly alluring, especially that bird on Mrs. Coltart’s roof. So you try to force yourself to concentrate on the matter in hand. Perhaps you […]

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Outpost III: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)

by / on April 2, 2014 at 22:06 / in Movies, Outpost III: Rise of the Spetsnaz

Along the Eastern Front in March 1945, a small Russian Special Forces Unit (Spetsnaz) is lying in wait to ambush an approaching Nazi convoy. The resulting bloody battle doesn’t go entirely to plan however, and the Spetsnaz are captured and taken to a nearby underground facility. Once imprisoned in this subterranean test facility they discover the Nazi’s are conducting experiments […]

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Contains Moderate Peril Episode 141: Virtual Reality and Crowdfunding

by / on April 1, 2014 at 15:37 / in Augmented Reality, Crowdfunding, Gaming, Kickstarter, Oculus Rift, Podcast, Virtual Reality

This week’s the Contains Moderate Peril podcast takes a look at virtual reality and the current popularity of crowdfunding. The two subjects are both relevant with regard to Facebook’s recent purchase of the company Oculus VR for $2 billion. Virtual reality has been the modern day equivalent of alchemy for several decades. However the Oculus Rift seems to have genuine potential and […]

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