Ep 21 – From GamesCom comes 3 NEW HEROES!!

Episode 21 – From GamesCom comes 3 NEW HEROES!!!

GamesCom is underway in Cologne Germany and ALREADY we have Heroes of the Storm news from Blizzard Entertainment!

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In this article from the Heroes of the Storm blog, Vaeflare goes into detail on the new Heroes gracing the battlegrounds of the NexusAzmodan from the Diablo Universe, Anub’arak and Chen Stormstout from the Warcraft Universe!

Hit the break for announcement video direct from GamesCom 2014, and more links from the show as we covered a great deal of topics!

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That’s Life (In #HeroesoftheStorm) – A @BlizzCon Talent Contest Video Submission by @TheGeekyHusband !!

My friend, a true friend of the show, and my recently-discovered neighbor (we live less than 30 minutes apart), Stephen Haberman aka The Geeky Husband, just posted this EPIC Heroes of the Storm parody song for the Blizzcon Talent Contest!!

Here are the notes he put on the YouTube video:

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Here is my talent contest submission for Blizzard Entertainment’s Blizzcon 2014 contest. The song is called “That’s Life (In Heroes of the Storm) , which features reworked lyrics for the Blizzcon version of the song, made popular by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, but written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon.

LYRICS

That’s life
That’s what all the people say
You’re riding high in April, shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune
When I’m on the Beta, on the Beta in June

I said that’s life
And as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks by causing scenes
But I don’t let it, let it get me down
‘Cause this Nexus, it keeps spinnin’ around

I’ve been a support, a warrior, a specialist, assassin and a dragon knight
I’ve been up and down and over and out , in every fight
Each time I find myself flat on my face
I respawn and get back in the base race

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That’s life
I can’t deny it
I thought of rage-quitting, but my Heartstone ain’t gonna buy it
And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try
I’d jump right on a mount and then I’d fly

I’ve been a support, a warrior, a specialist, assassin and a dragon knight
I’ve been up and down and over and out , in every fight
Each time I find myself layin’ flat on my face
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
That’s life and I can’t deny it
Many times I thought of signing out but my Heartstone won’t buy it
But if there’s no beta release come this July
I’m gonna go into the forums and troll, all night

I’m gonna bring you down
I’m gonna keep you down
I’ll keep trollin and trollin, 
trollin and trollin

Vocals By: Stephen Haberman
Performance By: Stephen Haberman
Lyrics By: Stephen Haberman
Camerawork by: Kate Haberman

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Bravo sir, Bravo!!

Episode 20 – A Hot Nexus!

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailIn this special edition episode we are joined by special guests Adam (@GeekofRandom) and Ben (@StaksNPaks) from The Nexus Podcast as well as Jason (@NevikJames) from The Shattered Soulstone!

We go inside the Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha to bring you the latest changes live in both audio, and video format! Hit the break for the embedded video from our YouTube channel and the audio player for the podcast version!

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Episode 19 – Once You Go Shaman, You’ll Never Go Ramen! (Audio)

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Ladies and Gentlemen Welcome Back to the Heart of the Storm! This is HotSCast, YOUR 100% Natural, Rail-Free source for ALL things Heroes of the Storm!

This week we cover ALL the news coming from the Heroes of the Storm development team including the live Developer’s Insight recorded Tuesday July 22nd (only 8 hours previous to the podcast recording) as well as the news of a new Battleground (Garden of Terror) a new Hero (Rehgar) and a new leveling and reward system!

Hit the break for ALL the links and videos!!

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Episode 18 – NerdiChar’s Very Italian Birthday!! (Audio)

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Greetings Ladies & Gentlmen and welcome back to the Heart of the Storm!

This week was a VERY special episode as our very own NerdiChar, aka Kali, had her real life level up day on the very day we recorded!

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Aside from Kali’s birthday there wasn’t a huge amount of news in Heroes of the Storm but we did talk a great deal about our views of Heroes thus far, what the game can do moving forward both inside the game itself and in the larger community sense. We also discussed the three new skins that were revealed, and for the embedded video hit the break!

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Episode 17 – Blizzard’s Hyphon-less Doodads! (Audio)

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This week your HotSCast crew delves deep into the recent patch notes!

For best results, read along with the patch notes HERE while listening to the show, as there is a metric TON of information in there!

And don’t forget ZAGARA HERO WEEK! Hit the break for the embedded video!

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Episode 16 – New Jersey Smells WEIRD!! PS, Muradin is a Boss! (Audio)

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This week Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys, and Kali (NerdiChar) are back after an unexpected weeks break from both recording and streaming to bring you the latest news from Heroes of the Storm and the community that has sprung up around Blizzard’s hot new MOBA!

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Unsure On What Hero is Right For You in Heroes of the Storm? Trikslyr Can Help!

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Epic level CM Trikslyr sat down with IGN to give the 411 on the Heroes in Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm!

Here’s the link to IGN’s new MOBA page on YouTube, featuring my personal favorite Hero, Uther, in the banner image!

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Episode 15 – The Murk-inator! (Audio)

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What an epic show we had for you this week folks!

Your hosts Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), and Kali (NerdiChar) delve deep into the latest Heroes of the Storm news, including coverage of the 5th Developer Q&A, the announcement of Murky as an upcoming Hero, the sweeping UI changes we’ll see, new Hero Talent changes and MORE!

Hit the break for links to articles and embedded video!
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Episode 14 – Lord Nerfar Nippletalk (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week Vincent (Rilandune), Kali (NerdiChar), and Mike (Fimlys), go over the recent Heroes of the Storm patch notes, line by line, covering each piece in great detail. We talk about balancing in the game, mechanics of specific heroes and how they’ve changed and been effected by the patch. In Heroes 101 we went in depth on Brightwing, covering the origin of the hero, where she’s from, what she does, weaknesses and strengths. As always the chatroom for the live show recording was amazing! We love each and every one of you that come to the live recording and we encourage everyone that can to join us for on Wednesday’s for the show recording!

Enjoy!

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the album art… yeah… we got ROFL’stomped by The Nexus in a 5v5 – the album art and the twitter pic is our badge of shame that will be worn for the next 3 days. :)