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

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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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

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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!