Ep 73 – It’s Raining Linkin Park!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #73   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
HotSCast Heroes of the Storm ArtanisHotSCast Episode 73 – It’s Raining Linkin Park! HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about the introduction of Artanis, Warrior of the Protoss into the Nexus!!! The announcement of Linkin Park as our Blizzcon 2015 Closing band, Patch Notes, and More!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!

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Ep 72 – Nor the Horse He Rode in on!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015   |   HotScast Episode #72   |   Hosts:  Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar)
Marshall Raynor HotSCast Heroes of the StormHotSCast Episode 72 – Nor the Horse He Rode in on! HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about the introduction of Lt. Morales, the combat medic from Starcraft II! The upcoming changes to death timers, and the Legacy of the Void pre-order bonus for Heroes of the Storm Players (Hint – it’s Artanis!), and MUCH more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show,
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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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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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Waiting For Heroes

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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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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!

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