Welcome to this weeks Contains Moderate Peril Podcast. We start off by looking at an excellent new documentary about the independent game scene. Called Indie Game: The Movie, it is one of best movies I’ve seen this year, providing a very interesting exploration of not only games creation but of artistic endeavours. Then from the good we turn our attention to the bad. Yes, we discuss SWTOR and its recent conversion to F2P. Its quite a radically different business model from other games and not exactly edifying. On a lighter note Brian and I come up with some helpful suggestions in our CMP Christmas gift guide. Contrary to what was said last week we have more Hobbit news, although its of a somewhat sad nature. Finally we consider the recent announcement that Update 9 for LOTRO will be tested on the Bullroarer test server from next week. What can we expect to find in the next update?
Show notes for this weeks podcast.
- Indie Game The Movie: following on from last week’s look at Fans, this week we look at a documentary that tackles indie games and those who make them.
- SWTOR: Is EA really interested in letting people play for free or simply forcing people to subscribe?
- CMP Christmas Gift Guide: Some different and unusual gifts ideas.
- Cylon Centurion Suit. (Classic Battlestar Galactica) Contact vendor for price details.
- Replica Dalek. Made to order and licensed from the BBC £4K.
- Alien Facehugger Plush. It both cute and horrible at the same time.
- Hobbit Feet Slippers. Furry Adventure Slippers. Only $20 and a total bargain!
- Star Trek Tricorder. TOS version. Never leave home without one.
- Hobbit News: The Hobbit films have rejected allegations that animals died on set due to mistreatment.
- LOTRO Update 9: Beta testing to start next week.
The podcasts are intended to be broad in content and casual in their nature. They are fun to record and are intended to inform and amuse. All opinions offered are our own and do not reflect any official view held by the game developers or film studios whose products we discuss. There is some strong language used occasionally. To listen to the show you can use the embedded media player below, directly download the MP3 file or alternatively use the iTunes store.
Operation Smash by Morton Stevens
OP40 by Sean Murray
Bawitdaba by Kid Rock
SWTOR Main Theme by Mark Griskey
December 25th by Leslie Bricusse & performed by Laurence Naismith
That’s what Bilbo Baggins Hates by Jules bass & Maury Laws
Aunt Flo by Derek Griffiths
Operation Smash (Reprise) by Morton Stevens
Voiceover by DJ Ric Santos