Blizzard Devs Play Heroes of the Storm, Shoutcasted by Husky!

Husky and Dustin Browder Shoutcasting Heroes of the Storm Gameplay
A very Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

This year Santa has brought us two gifts early!  The Blizzard Devs sat down and ran two Heroes of the Storm games, one in Blackheart’s Bay and one in Cursed Hollow, and wrapped them in a Husky Starcraft and Dustin Browder Shoutcasted ribbon and placed them under the trees of all the good boys and girls in the world… namely – US!

Hit the break for the embedded videos of BOTH matches!

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Heroes of the Storm Holiday Updates

Heroes Q&ARecently, Blizzard put out a neat Q&A video that gave us a ton of new info regarding the development for Heroes of the Storm, just in time for the holiday season. The video is pretty long, but it’s well worth the watch for anyone writhing in anticipation for this game…

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Episode 4 – Heroes Is LFTM, Looking For Team Members (Audio)

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This week the your HotSCast hosts dive back into the universe of Heroes of the Storm.  Sadly there wasn’t much information to talk about as of the time of recording other than a job posting Blizzard put up on LinkedIn for a Senior Software Engineer for both the Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft 2 teams.

More after the break!

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Episode 3 – We Got Ourselves A Genius Mechanic (Video)

HotSCast Video ThumbnailEpisode 3 of HotSCast, Heart of the Storm – the Video Edition!

In this video episode we welcome Kali, aka Charlissa to the team full time! (Hence the genius mechanic reference from Firefly, unquestionably the greatest TV show ever made!)

Check out the video and more info on the video show after the break!

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Waiting For Heroes

Opening Villains

When rumors of a game cycling between the names “Blizzard DotA” and “Blizzard All-Stars” were surfacing around 2010-2011, I was just about done with the whole MOBA genre of games. For me, personally, the days of classic DotA All-Stars were more or less over with. The new generation consisting of Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends and Dota 2 was on the rise and I did not intend to spend more time on MOBAs. I just started playing a lot of competitive StarCraft II so there was virtually no time for me to simultaneously juggle school, my social life, a few games, and most importantly, sleep.

However, prior to the growing hype of a standalone Blizzard DotA-like game, I played DotA All-Stars religiously. I never really jumped into professional DotA tournaments or fixed team games since I enjoyed playing with random people every single game. (To be honest, I just liked carrying pubbies). I believed that was a very essential element in making DotA All-Stars, a WarCraft III map made by fans for fans, a fun experience.

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Episode 3 – We Got Ourselves A Genius Mechanic (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailIn this episode we welcome Kali, aka Charlissa to the team full time!  (Hence the genius mechanic reference from Firefly, unquestionably the greatest TV show ever made!)

We also talk about our upcoming plans to stream some Leauge of Legends matches in the time from now until anything new is released from Heroes of the Storm, how we are moving to an every-other-week schedule to avoid burnout (and frankly to avoid having shows with nothing to talk about as Heroes hasn’t even gone into alpha yet) and we discuss a fantastic article written by Olivia Grace at WoW Insider on the in’s and out’s of Heroes.

Links to the article and the podcast download after the break!

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Carbot Animations – Heroes of the Storm, the Tribute Shown at BlizzCon 2013

Carbot HotSIf you are a StarCraft 2 player and a fan of excellent comedic animation than chances are you know of Car Bot Animations.

If you are reading this blog post, then you are a fan of Heroes of the Storm.

 

How do these two things cross paths?  Well at BlizzCon 2013 we were privileged enough to be shown a tribute video to Heroes finely crafted by Car Bot Animations and it was, in a word, sublime!

Watch the video after there break!

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