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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Episode 2 – A Little LoL’ing Goes a Long Way (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailEpisode 2 of HotSCast, Heart of the Storm – The show bringing you all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle!



Get the show download, player, and more info after the break!

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Heroes of the Storm NOT to be shown or playable at Dreamhack 2013

Dreamhack Winter 2013, the gamers mecca of Europe which takes place in Sweden, began yesterday – 28th November – and runs through 1st December.

Blizzard will have a decided presence at the convention, with confirmed showings of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor (the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion) and Reaper of Souls (the upcoming Diablo 3 expansion).

To our surprise, however, there is no announcement or seemingly any plan to show Heroes of the Storm.  This seems a bit odd considering just how polished the game is, and how well it played even in it’s alpha stage on the Blizzcon 2013 show floor.  Particularly because Heroes is poised to go up against MOBA giants like DotA 2, League of Legends, and Heroes of Newerth – which all have major placement at Dreamhack, including structured tournaments.

I can understand that Blizzard doesn’t want to have a tournament for Heroes just yet.  I can also understand that they do not want to release too much information about the game just yet.  But at a convention like Dreamhack, Heroes could easily fire a shot across the bow of the MOBA competition even with the trailer being shown and the alpha being playable that we had access to at Blizzcon.

Hopefully this doesn’t show that the timeline for Heroes of the Storm is longer than we have hoped, and that the game will not reach beta, let alone release, until well into 2014.

We shall see.

~Vincent // Rilandune

Episode 1 Video Cast

hots3In addition to the HotSCast audio show going live on the podcast feeds in iTunes and Stitcher and other audio sources, we also record the show live on Google+ and post the video on YouTube.  If you love watching podcasters record or use YouTube for your podcast listening/watching needs, you can catch us there too!

You can watch episode 1 after the break.

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Heroes of the Storm – Cinematic Trailer

arthasHave you not yet watched the cinematic trailer to the upcoming MOBA game Heroes of the Storm to be launched by Blizzard Entertainment?  Are you ready have chills from the geek-out-factor you’ll have watching some of the most beloved characters in gaming history battling it out to a badass rock score?

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Episode 1 – Let Us Introduce Ourselves

HotsIcon2_300Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to the FIRST ever episode of HotSCast – Heart of the Storm!

We sat down for our first recording, which took place live on Google Hangouts, and in this show we introduce ourselves, the show, and what to expect in the coming months and years.

The plan is to record each Monday night at 10pm Eastern and it will always be a live recording over Google Hangouts, so watch the show twitter feed for the link to go out so you can hangout live, ask questions, and interact with the show!

You can find the show on twitter at @HotSCast
Email the show at HotSCast@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook
And soon we will have a Google+ page, we’ll post that as soon as it goes live.


HotSCast – Heroes of the Storm Podcast!

Greetings folks!

Having just come back from BlizzCon 2013 we are STOKED to play Heroes of the Storm!  So what do we do?  Start a podcast, naturally!

Your hosts are:

Vincent aka Rilandune from Heroically Random

Mike aka Fimlys from Twsited Nether Blogcast



We will be broadcasting live via Google Hangouts, the plan at the moment is for Monday nights at 10pm Eastern.

Moving forward we’ll develop the structure of the show, as it stands now Heroes isn’t in Beta yet, so we can only go over what we saw and played at BlizzCon.

Look for more information soon and we look forward to starting up a great Heroes of the Storm community!