Episode 10 – Technical Alpha News! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week Vincent, Mike, and Kali talk about the Technical Alpha having been announced for Heroes of the Storm, the concept of “Talents being the new Items Build”, and in Heroes 101 we go over the Specialist class type and the concept of Feeding and Feeder.

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Episode 10 – Technical Alpha News! (Video)

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This week Vincent, Mike, and Kali talk about the Technical Alpha having been announced for Heroes of the Storm, the concept of “Talents being the new Items Build”, and in Heroes 101 we go over the Specialist class type and the concept of Feeding and Feeder.  This is the video from the live recording, remember you can join us in the chatroom for the live recording simply by hitting the “Watch-Live” button above on Monday nights.  For the edited audio podcast, check iTunes, Stitcher, or any other podcast streaming app later today as I’ll have that edited and posted in a few hours.

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Episode 9 – Geeking Out On The Art! (Video)

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Greetings folks! Here is the video of our live recording of the most recent episode, Geeking Out On The Art! The audio, as always, is available on the site here, on Stitcher and on iTunes. Hit the break for the embedded video!

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Heroes of the Storm soon to enter Technical Alpha Testing!

Heroes of the Storm AlphaWe are moving ever closer to Heroes of the Storm being playable!  Today Blizzard announced that Heroes will be moving into a closed “Technical Alpha” testing phase, specifically with the goal to test for server stability, game bugs, and graphical issues – among other things that would prohibit a successful beta implementation.

This is truly exciting news, this means we could potentially see a full open beta (like what they have done with Heartstone) before BlizzCon 2014!

Cheers!

~Vincent

Episode 9 – Geeking Out On The Art! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio Thumbnail Welcome back folks to HotSCast Episode 9! This week we completely geek out on the latest Blizzard Developer Q&A that brought Blizzard royalty Samwise Didier to the table to talk all things art in Heroes of the Storm! In our Heroes 101 section we discussed the Support class type and also the concept of Initiate and Initiator.

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Episode 8 – User Interface Comparison! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis is the edited audio podcast of this weeks show, as opposed to the video edition posted earlier in the week which is the raw feed from our live recording. I do apologize for this being posted so late, I like to have these up by Wednesday, but a few things on my end – not the least of which was the 22″ of snow we had fall in the last 36 hours – prevented me from finishing up the edits until just now.

This week we discussed and compared the User Interface of Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, DotA 2, and HoN. We talked about what we’d love to see in the Heroes UI at launch and what we don’t. This weeks’ Heroes 101 segment covered the Warrior Hero Type as well as the common MOBA term – KDA.

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Episode 8 – User Interface Comparison! (Video)

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Episode 8 – User Interface Comparison (Video)

This is the video from the live recording we do every other Monday, audio will be posted either later today or tomorrow.

This week we discussed and compared the User Interface of Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, DotA 2, and HoN.  We talked about what we’d love to see in the Heroes UI at launch and what we don’t.  This weeks’ Heroes 101 segment covered the Warrior Hero Type as well as the common MOBA term – KDA.

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Episode 7 – 2nd Developer Q&A, 1st Heroes 101! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week the HotSCast team go over the 2nd Developer Q&A that Blizzard recorded live on their Twitch channel, followed by some live Gameplay on the Haunted Mines map shoutcasted by Day 9. We go over all the new information, adding in our own take and pontification. Also this week we launched the 1st of what will be a regular segment on each show – Heroes 101 – to teach those new to the Hero Brawler (or MOBA) genre how to make the transition from whatever type of game they are playing now (such as an MMO like World of Warcraft or an RTS like Starcraft 2) to playing Heroes of the Storm. As always we had a fantastic time recording the show, and we know you’ll have even more fun listening in!

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Another PHENOMENAL Fan-Made Heroes of the Storm Trailer!

hots3.jpgThis epic fan-made Heroes trailer was linked to by @Crunch3d aka Nakatoir, Blizzard Community Rep, on twitter. This one is very cinematic, almost movie-trailer in quality.

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Epic Fan-Made Heroes of the Storm Trailer!!

hots3.jpgOur own NerdiChar (aka Kali) found this INSANELY EPIC fan-made trailer for Heroes of the Storm that used footage from multiple cinematics from all the current Blizzard properities.

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