Ep 27 – BlizzCon 2014 Impressions and our interview with Samwise!

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We have a FANTASTIC show for you so let’s get right into it!

Here’s a list of some of the things we discussed:

  • Addition of Jaina, Thrall, and Lost Vikings
  • Two new Battlegrounds – Sky Temple and Tomb of the Spider Queen
  • Announcement of more Heroes to come such as
    • Lady Sylvanas
    • Skeleton King
    • Crusader
    • The Butcher
    • And more!
  • Concept art for a Diablo 3 themed battleground – Heaven and Hell
  • And most importantly, I got to sit down for a one-on-one interview with legendary Blizzard artist – Samwise Didier!

There’s nothing more to say but to enjoy our BlizzCon 2014 recap and the Samwise interview!

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You’re Invited!! The Twisted Nether & HotSCast BlizzCon Party!

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The time is upon us friends – it’s time for BLIZZZZZZZZCONNNNNNNNN!

As we do every year, the Twisted Nether Blogcast is throwing THE party to attend at BlizzCon and raising money for Child’s Play at the same time!

As we are a part of the TNN (Twisted Nether Network) the party is also a HotSCast party!

And the best part – You Are Invited!!! Coming to BlizzCon? Coming to Anaheim with no ticket to BlizzCon? Come one, come all we say!

Join us Friday night at the Bowlmor lanes on the Anaheim Garden walk, just a short walk from the Convention Center! (Hit the link for directions and info!) We’ll have drink tickets available, 2 pool tables to ourselves the entire night thanks to Jed of Jed’s Corner of WoW Shenanagins!

Come hang out with us, the crew from TNB, and all our friend and enjoy a casual night of drinks, pool, bowling, and fun frivolity!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Ep 26 – Snakes & Clowns & Spiders OH MY!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | HotScast Episode #26 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
Special Guests: Adam (RandomGeek), Ben (StaksNPaks), and Josh (Pakkuan_AIE) from The Nexus Podcast!

HotSCast and The Nexus Talk about Blizzcon 2014

INTRODUCTION

Ril: Ladies and Gentlemen, Heroes of all ages, welcome back to the Heart of the Storm! This is episode number 26 of HotSCast, recorded 10pm on the right coast, 29th October, 2014.

Blizzcon Heroes of the Storm Predictions!

Ril:
1 – Starcraft inspired battleground
2 – Deckard Cain announced as a Diablo Support Hero
3 – Community contest to choose/influence the next hero to come out

Adam:
1 – Beta Info
2 – 4 Heroes to play (Sylvanas, Kael’thas, Fenix, Butcher)
3 – People asking about Lost Vikings and Blackthorne

Kali:
1 – Your mom
2 – Kali having a beard
3 – They will bring back the Artifact system and shock Ril into a heart attack
4 – If they are talking about rankeds, hopefully they will be showing new maps

Mike:
1 – People will love our HotSCast Shirts Because They are Awesome
2 – Big Spider Mount – Broodmother Araneae

Ben:
1 – Draft mode details
2 – noobsnoobs and more noobs(aka Ben)
3 – casuals complaining about the lack of pve content in a pvp game!! (for fim)<—

Josh:
1 – New Maps
2 – 5 new heroes
3 – More details about ranked play

Head to The Nexus site to hear their awesome cast!

Possible Show Titles:

Gollum Statham
I’m a Hot Nerdy Princess
Winion Wins
Dev Sugar Juices
Leave the Beard Off
Palm of Hand Turns Me White
Snakes and Clowns and Spiders, OH MY!  – WINNER!!!

That’s Life (In #HeroesoftheStorm) – A @BlizzCon Talent Contest Video Submission by @TheGeekyHusband !!

My friend, a true friend of the show, and my recently-discovered neighbor (we live less than 30 minutes apart), Stephen Haberman aka The Geeky Husband, just posted this EPIC Heroes of the Storm parody song for the Blizzcon Talent Contest!!

Here are the notes he put on the YouTube video:

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Here is my talent contest submission for Blizzard Entertainment’s Blizzcon 2014 contest. The song is called “That’s Life (In Heroes of the Storm) , which features reworked lyrics for the Blizzcon version of the song, made popular by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, but written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon.

LYRICS

That’s life
That’s what all the people say
You’re riding high in April, shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune
When I’m on the Beta, on the Beta in June

I said that’s life
And as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks by causing scenes
But I don’t let it, let it get me down
‘Cause this Nexus, it keeps spinnin’ around

I’ve been a support, a warrior, a specialist, assassin and a dragon knight
I’ve been up and down and over and out , in every fight
Each time I find myself flat on my face
I respawn and get back in the base race

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That’s life
I can’t deny it
I thought of rage-quitting, but my Heartstone ain’t gonna buy it
And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try
I’d jump right on a mount and then I’d fly

I’ve been a support, a warrior, a specialist, assassin and a dragon knight
I’ve been up and down and over and out , in every fight
Each time I find myself layin’ flat on my face
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
That’s life and I can’t deny it
Many times I thought of signing out but my Heartstone won’t buy it
But if there’s no beta release come this July
I’m gonna go into the forums and troll, all night

I’m gonna bring you down
I’m gonna keep you down
I’ll keep trollin and trollin, 
trollin and trollin

Vocals By: Stephen Haberman
Performance By: Stephen Haberman
Lyrics By: Stephen Haberman
Camerawork by: Kate Haberman

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Bravo sir, Bravo!!

Episode 13 – Chickn Sammich Screenshot Face! (Audio)

HotSCast Audio ThumbnailThis week Ril, Char, & Fim talk all things Heroes of the Storm but most importantly we discuss BlizzCon 2014! BlizzCon has just been announced so we get into what may happen at the con, plans for the annual Twisted Nether Party and how that will incorporate HotSCast. And of course, chatroom participation hilarity ensued. Heroes 101 has returned with the concept of “Laning” – that and so much more!

Enjoy!

Episode 13 – Chickn Sammich Screenshot Face! (Video)

HotSCast Video ThumbnailThis week Ril, Char, & Fim talk all things Heroes of the Storm but most importantly we discuss BlizzCon 2014! BlizzCon has just been announced so we get into what may happen at the con, plans for the annual Twisted Nether Party and how that will incorporate HotSCast. And of course, chatroom participation hilarity ensued. Heroes 101 has returned with the concept of “Laning” – that and so much more!

Hit the break for the embedded video!
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