Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | HotScast Episode #50 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
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:
- 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!
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.”
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!
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.
Ril: More from the GosuGamers interview: “The Diablo themed battleground teased at Blizzcon 2014 will be coming out soon. It is being worked on.”
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?