Ep 53 -Open Beta is Open!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #53   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar) Special Guest:  Will (Shadow Leader)

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Open Beta is Open

HotSCast Episode 53 – Open Beta is Open! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we have special guest Shadow Leader, the Beta is now OPEN, and MORE!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

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OpenRaid Transmog Contest!!

OpenRaidTMogGood day Heroes and Heroines!

As you all know, we are proud members of Catalyst Gaming Media, a division of D20 Crit, and the awesome folks at OpenRaid have worked closely with us in the past as an organization, playing and integral role in World of Podcasts at BlizzCon 2014.

Well, OpenRaid is holding a truly epic TransMog Contest, hosted by the ever-awesome Michele Morrow.

Head over the link provided and check it out! And do spread the word, too!

Cheers!

~Rilandune

 

Ep 52 – Such a Blood Elf!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #52   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Kaelthas Sunstrider Heroes of the Storm

HotSCast Episode 52 – Such a Blood Elf! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we introduce Kael’thas Sunstrider to Heroes! A HUGE patch with a metric ton of changes, and MORE!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

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Ep 50 – Carbon Fiber Anniversary!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #50   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Episode 50 Carbon Fiber Anniversary

HotSCast Episode 50 – Carbon Fiber Anniversary! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we have our usual Heroes of the Storm Geek Out PLUS we celebrate our 50th episode!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

SALES & FREE HERO ROTATION

April 27 – May 4, 2015

Sgt. Hammer — Sale Price: $4.24 USD

War World Sgt. Hammer Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Betrayer Malfurion Skin — Sale Price: $4.99 USD

Week of Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

  • Diablo
  • Muradin
  • Raynor
  • Tyrande
  • Zeratul
  • Gazlowe (Available after you reach player level 12)
  • Tassadar (Available after you reach player level 15)

E-SPORTS & TOURNAMENTS

Ril:  Cal Berkeley Golden Bears are the Heroes of the Dorm! In the wake of Blizzard’s history-making tournament, the internet exploded with controversy. The Heroes of the Dorm finals were broadcasted live on ESPN2. Gamers were ecstatic, while non-gamers were confused and even appalled to find eSports on a sports network. SB Nation said “Heroes of the Dorm on ESPN proves eSports are meant for TV.” [summarize article, talk about critiques they gave ESPN’s editing crew for making the experience better next time]

Mike:  theScore eSports reported feeling the need for hero bans, at least for tournament play. [summarize article, talk about pros and cons of bans]

Kali:  There were some pretty hateful things said by one ESPN commentator that I feel need to be addressed. Colin Cowherd went above and beyond on his show to incite prejudice against gamers and to be extremely disrespectful. He went on a 3 minute rant, including such comments as, “If I am ever forced to cover guys playing video games, I will retire” and “Somebody lock the basement door at mom’s house and don’t let ‘em out”. I have news for you Colin – eSports are here to stay, and we certainly don’t want or need you, especially if all you want to do is spew hate. Bye, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

Links:

http://www.sbnation.com/2015/4/27/8502649/heroes-of-the-dorm-storm-blizzard-espn2-esports-arizona-state-cal-video-games

http://www.thescoreesports.com/news/1437

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/04/27/espn-colin-cowherd-says-he-would-quit-if-forced-to-cover-video-games.aspx

PATCH NOTES

Ril:  GosuGamers was live at the Heroes of the Dorm finals to interview some of the Blizzard developers. The official word is: “The internal pace in which new patches are to be released has increased, and it was strongly implied a patch will be out in the next two or so weeks.”

Link:

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/news/30776-10-things-blizzard-developers-revealed-during-heroes-of-the-dorm-grand-finals

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Ril:  Thanks for the keys again!

I wouldn’t say it was early at least since I was still at work at the time… No time zones never get old…

As for doing a bumper I can do a slightly demonic voice which with some echo could pass off as Diabloish… I could do something like “Who will be my opponents this week?” I’ve never added effects to voices but if you can it might help.

And I’ll tell them to leave you the reviews and since I’m one of those 40 year old, long haired, tattooed guys I can stand over them until they do as well.

Also I’d like to say thanks for keeping the show PG. I generally listen to the show in the car on my iPod and my 11 year old son who plays as well (and hit 40 about 3 weeks ago) listens when we’re going to and from places.

That means he gets to listen to it as well and he actually has been starting debates on what his opinions are as we’re driving around.

I think tho he’s getting jealous as I just got my 8th character to 10 and I think at this point I am only missing about 5 characters to my collection.

BTW feel free to read this or part of on the show!

Thanks,

Damian aka Lord Shaper

Kali:  @LordShaper had an awesome Twitter convo with me this week, letting me know he is another Aussie listener. Love you guys! He said he doesn’t get to play with us during the show because of the time difference, which reminded me to tell our listeners to add our battle tags and reach out to us any time you see us online! You can also join our in-game chat channel, HotScast.

NEW BATTLEGROUNDS

Ril:  More from the GosuGamers interview: “The Diablo themed battleground teased at Blizzcon 2014 will be coming out soon. It is being worked on.”

Link:

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/news/30776-10-things-blizzard-developers-revealed-during-heroes-of-the-dorm-grand-finals

Possible Show Titles:

Carbon Fiber Anniversary ***
Joel Jiffy Poppin Marinatin Chikn
Jiffy Poppy Spicy Chicken
Punched in the Face With Salt
Bro Do You Even Vegemite?

Enjoy!!!!!!

Ep 49 – Heroes of the Storm Launch Announced!

HotSCast Episode 49 – Heroes of the Storm Launch Announced! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about a lot of things, but let’s face it – the only thing that matters is June 2nd Official Launch of Heroes of the Storm ANNOUNCED!!!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Launch Announced

Tuesday, April 21, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #49   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar) Special Guests:  Joel (Nil)

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Ep 48 – I Dropped My Raynor!

HotSCast Episode 48 – I Dropped My Raynor! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about results from the first rounds of Heores of the Dorm, a bit about The Office, and MORE! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

HotSCast Ep 48 I Dropped My Raynor Heroes of the Storm

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Ep 47 – Take Three! Hashtag Hot Mess

HotSCast Episode 47 – Take Three! Hastag HotMess – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about the state of Heroes of the Storm post the huge patch, the Funny Bunny Murky Skin, Heores of the Dorm brackets, and MORE! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #47   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

Funny Bunny Murky Heroes of the Storm HotSCast

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Ep 45 – I Yesh’d Too Soon!

Recorded Tuesday, March 24, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #45   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)

HotSCast Episode 45 – I Yesh’d Too Early! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about the HUGE new patch, UI Changes, Lady Sylvanas enters The Nexus, Tomb of the Spider Queen, GREG STREET aka Ghostcrawler is STILL NERFING PALLIES, and MORE! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

HotSCast Sylvanas Heroes of the Storm
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Ep 44 – Super Tanky Tyrael, all gameplay streaming!

HotSCast Episode 44 – Super Tanky Tyrael, all gameplay streaming! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we are Fim-less (har har har), Mike was traveling so Kali and I, and Kali’s lesser half (aka Joel, because as a married man I know the woman is ALWAYS the better half :) jumped into a few matches, streamed them, had fun with the chat room as always, and I capped the audio, hope you enjoy it! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show! Back to our regularly scheduled and formatted show next week! Thanks!!

HotSCast Heroes of the Storm Tyrael Episode 44 Super Tanky Tyrael

Ep 43 – Vincenardo Divinci, PAX EAST!!

HotSCast Episode 43 – Vincenardo DiVinci, PAX EAST!! – HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we are joined by Adam from The Nexus Podcast and we discuss the coming of Sylvanas, the new Battleground – Tomb of the Spider Queen, and all the PAX East news! And so much more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #43   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar) – Special Guests:  Adam (randomgeek)

HotSCast Blizzard at PAX East 2015

HELP OUT THE SHOW!!!

HotSCast Favorite Heroes Community Show in 2014 Award Powered by Twitch

As you can see we’ve been nominated as one of the Favorite Heroes of the Storm Community Shows in 2014 by Blizzard! If you can head to the link here: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/16544224854 and vote for the show we’d LOVE YOU FOR IT!! :)

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