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Episode 75 – “It’s Boar-ing”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 75 titled It’s Boar-ing.

We are your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, August 30th, 2015. And was released on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 List of Activities in World of Warcraft that deserve an achievement. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion where we discuss the price of store items/services, a in depth look at other uses for the WOW Token, and will we see an ability prune in Legion. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Kingdoms and Conquest! Then we move onto our Blizzard discussion topics for the week where we discuss Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, StarCraft and more! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 75 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Join the Call to Arms here!

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Blizzard Entertainment News (Week of August 30th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

Balance update previews are now available for the Legacy of the Void Beta

Soon to enter the beta is one of the most requested play modes, it was teased Last Blizzcon welcome to Automated Tournament Mode.

Are you an arcade developer looking to enter the Rock The Cabinet competition blizz has released some tips and resources for you.

If you are planning on hosting a BarCraft Event? is so there is an opportunity to give your event a boost from Blizzard.

Heroes of the Storm

Placement and Ranking system has been updated quite a few new changes to Ranked play

Americas Championship kicks off on September 19th and 20th in vegas get your tickets now! doors open at 9:00am.

Hearthstone

The Grand Tournament began Last week who is inspired by these new cards.

A new Card Back called the Power Core is available to those who attend eSports events.

August Season has come to an end hope you placed to rank 20 to get your monthly card back.

Diablo

Are you prepared for Patch 2.3.0 now that it’s live if not there is a good rundown on the Diablo Blog.

Season 4 is now live get out there and Level up

A Reddit Q&A is being hosted today Sept 1st at 2.pm to 4 pm come Nephilims and get all the details.

Overwatch

Overwatch will be playable at the European Championships on Oct 3 – 4th

Gaming General News

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is now available and with it is your chance at a limited supply BlizzCon Goody Bag.

Check out the contents of bag here! 

World of Warcraft

Metal Fabricator Puzzlehead wanted to test their metal on some Warcraft designed Art.

Last weeks poll asks what is your favorite Arena and without question the Nagrand arena takes the cake

Patch 6.2.2 Notes are available along with the announcement that tentatively will be released September 1st.

Archimonde is now available in LFR

September Content Calendar is available get in the know about all the events taking place this month

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 List of Warcraft that need their own Achievement

10.) Succeeding on a Shipyard Mission bellow 20%
9.)Killing a Raid Boss with 1 Player left
8.) Killing yourself with Rocket Boots
7.) When your /played goes over 365 Days
6.) Using the Wow token to play for 6 months
5.) Solo Killing old content
4.) Having all the holiday event mounts
3.) going to Vashjir any time after Mist of Pandaria Released
2.) Killing only boars to level to maximum allowed level
1.) *Listen to Episode 75 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

1- From The forums, The age of wow has progressed so too should the pricing for items or at least sale events like in Heroes.

2- Would you buy an expansion for the game with gold if it was offered similar to the wow Token, where another person pays for the expac and u buy it on the AH?

3- Will we experience another massive talent change and ability prune in Legion?

4- Should Blizzard even have given players a firm fixed Date for 6.2.2 if there is a caveat that the date is not set in stone?

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

 The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

Game:

Type:Strategy
Creator:Lemmiwinks

This Week’s Game: Kingdoms and Conquest
Type: Strategy
Creator: Lemmiwinks

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Ease of Play:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Replayability:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Overall Score – 1.5  out of 5!

Blizzard Games Topic

This week we have some fresh topics on some of the other Blizzard games you love.

Hearthstone – Have you played the new expac? How is the meta?

Heroes – Ranked mode changes and how they impact players?

Starcraft –  Automated Tournament Mode

Diablo – How is patch 2.3.0

 

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 74 – “Heart of Gaming Part 2”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 74 titled Heart of Gaming Part 2.

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, August 16th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday August 18th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 List of Why Things Delayed at Blizzard. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion where we discuss part two of our Community Call to Arms! But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Shenanigan Rush! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 74 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Join the Call to Arms here!

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Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (August 10th – August 16th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

The Blizzard Arcade gets a behind the scenes look into the game level design course held at Queensland University of technology in Australia in a 3 part series focused on an Arcade Competition. Part 1 / Part 2

Heroes of the Storm

Brawl with the Blues continues on Wednesday August 19th at 11 A.M. PST

Americas Championship is coming to Las Vegas taking Place September 19th and 20th

Hearthstone

The Road to the Americas Championship is underway now for Hearthstone.

A new play style coming to the grand tournament is Jousting! it has a neat play style which involves challenging a random card in your opponent’s deck to a joust.

Diablo

This week we got a good look into Patch 2.3.0’s new items and sets.

The Play Your Way Thursday video on demand is now available.

Get your first look into what lies ahead in Season 4 which releases August 28th.

World of Warcraft

Gamescom 2015 Legion Dev talk Video on Demand is now available.

Another week another poll this weeks poll is what are your 2 Favorite Memorable Weapons and only 1 has stood out did somebody say, “ Warglaives of Azzinoth”

Patch 6.2.2 Patch Notes are available and they are gushing in red from all the changes.

Sneak Peek into upcoming mounts and pets and it appears the moose has made its way into Warcraft.

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 List of Why things get delayed at Blizzard

10.) No one saw Windows 10 coming
9.) Hearthstone tavern brawls
8.) Everyone is jet lagged from Gamescom
7.) Someone cleaned off the whiteboard from the meeting
6.) All the teams are too busy playing Overwatch
5.) Lores hair has become a distraction
4.) Bashiok’s Farewell Party Went on for over a week.
3.) Food coma food truck day.
2.) Cubicle decorations have begun to block their keyboards
1.) *Listen to Episode 73 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

6.)What’s the most meaningful personal relationship you have formed through video games?

7.)What’s been your most memorable moment playing video games?

8.)What’s the funniest reaction you have received when telling someone you play video games?

9.)Have video games ever helped you in ways you never thought possible (Overcoming depression, finding a partner, land a new job, etc.)?

10.)What’s your first memory of playing video games?

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

 

 The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game: Shenanigan Rush v4.10
Type: Survival Arena
Creator: HugoBoom
DetailsEvery man for himself, deathmatch style game. Collect Gas canisters around the map and kill players for minerals to combine them both into a stacking Shenanigan Boost which will give you the edge you need over your opponents.
Link: battlenet://starcraft/map/1/245495

 

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Overall Score – 4.5  out of 5!

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 73 – “Those Who Endure”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 73 titled Those Who Endure!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday August 11th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 List of Demon Hunter names. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion where we discuss as much as we can from this past week’s Legion announcement!! But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Those Who Endure – Aiur’s Last Stand! Then we move onto our Blizzard Discussion topics where we discuss the new Overwatch Hero and the new multiplayer StarCraft mode! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 73 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Join the Call to Arms here!

Frozen Nerdz Swag:

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Direct Link: http://shop.spreadshirt.com/FrozeNerdz/ 

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You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

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Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (August 2nd – August 9th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

Team Liquids #WhyILoveSC2 contest has come to an end but you can find a summary of submission on their site or on the SC2 Blog

StarCraft shows off a new cooperative mode to be entering into the SC2 universe called Allied Commanders

Heroes of the Storm

New heroes skins and mounts coming soon™ who will be your favorite?

Along with with all those new heroes skins and mounts a new Battleground Infernal Shrines will be making its way to the Nexus

Ranked play is getting a makeover with some details about how this will work in this weeks conversations around the community.

Dynamic Bundles are finally on their way giving players a better price when they already own a hero!

Hearthstone

Season 16 ranked play final rankings are available congrats to Phreek for ranking #1

New Details about the Grand Tournament have come out at Gamescom all covered on the Hearthstone Blog.

Join Ben Brode and Dan “Frodan” Chou on august 14th at 10A.M. PDT  on the official Hearthstone Twitch for some show matches of the new expansion!

Diablo

Patch 2.3.0 takes a dive into adventure mode making bold feature changes and even adding a new zone!

Season 3 is coming to an end soon, push hard to secure your place on the leader boards.

Overwatch

New overwatch Maps have been revealed showing off more of Blizzards new Shooter that betas this fall!

A new Hero brings his sound blaster and awesome “rollerblades” into the fight and his name is LÚCIO.

A Overwatch button was added to the launcher but it is meant for helping players get more information on this upcoming game.

World of Warcraft

Another Warcraft Poll asks players what battle pet they would choose if they could only have 1? So far Unborn Val’kyr is in the lead.

Patch 6.2 Hotfix notes have been released for this past week.

Massive news comes to us all the way from Cologne Germany where blizzard has announce its new expansion, Legion , Which will be invading azeroth and your computers soon ™

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Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 List of Demon Hunter Names

10.) VanFelsing
9.) ThirdiBlind
8.) Valla
7.) FelBoy
6.) Felthuzad
5.) DmonRayVaun
4.) DannyGlaiver
3.) GlaivednConfused
2.) Prepared
1.) *Listen to Episode 73 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

LORE SAID: amount of Legion info at gamescom: we made the mistake with Warlords of talking about too much too early, and some stuff didn’t make it. That’s something we’re trying very hard to avoid as much as possible with Legion, which means being a little tighter-lipped about our plans.The info will come, we just want to limit the risk of going back on what we share as much as possible. the gamescom Q&A/dev talk, I think that was an internal miscommunication. Many of us (myself included) also thought it was to be a Q&A. Can’t do anything but apologize for that. We’ll circle back and do better next time.

Topics:

1- Artifact weapons discussion

  • You will not loot weapons in Legion.
  • There will be no catch up mechanics for Artifact weapons on alts.
  • There are 36 Artifacts, one for each class and specialization.
  • You will earn Artifact Power as you accomplish things. Completing quest lines, dungeons, outdoor objectives, battlegrounds, and most major activities. The power is spent to unlock traits that empower your weapon and character, as well as visual customization.
  • Artifact weapons can be transmoged into other weapons, but not the other way around.
  • Earning the Artifact has a class and spec specific quest, but it isn’t anywhere near the green fire quest in terms of scale and difficulty.

2- Demon Hunter Discussion

  • Demon Hunters are a Hero Class, meaning they have a unique starting experience, similar to what Death Knights got. They will also start at a very high level, allowing you to immediately flow into the Legion content.
  • Demon Hunters only have two specs, as a healer didn’t make sense and another DPS spec would water down the identity of the class.
  • Double Jump allows you to get over obstacles that other classes cannot!
  • Demon Hunters wear Leather and can use Daggers, Fist Weapons, One-Handed Axes, One-Handed Maces, and One-Handed Swords.
  • The team talked about having the Demon Hunter wear mail, but it didn’t fit the class identity.
  • Only Night Elves and Blood Elves can be a Demon Hunter.
  • Demon Hunters will start somewhere around level 95 to 100.

3- Raid / Dungeon Discussion

  • Raids today are harder than they have ever been.
  • Raids worked out well for the most part in Warlords, but the team has talked about how to make loot better and how to improve personal loot for Legion.
  • The team wants to make sure that there are more dungeons, more varied challenges, and more replayability, and more of a reason to keep doing dungeons throughout the expansion.
  • The team isn’t sure how exactly they will incentivize players to keep going back to dungeons yet. Once you started to raid in Draenor, you had no reason to go back to a dungeon, which is not good. Mists of Pandaria was a better model, where you had a reward for doing a dungeon every day.

4- PVP

  • The Conquest system is going away.
  • The goals is to remove PvP gear. There will be PvP ways to obtain gear, but the power in PvP will be about the gear you obtain and the PvP talents that you unlock.
  • The new system is similar to a PvP talent system. As you gain honor, you progress through ranks from 1 to 50. Each rank gives you perks and bonuses, as well as unlocking PvP talents. The PvP talents allow the team to balance PvP more independently of PvE. These abilities will only work in battlegrounds and arenas. You unlock down a column and then start on the next one, so that you quickly unlock at least one option for each row, then further ranks give you more options to choose from. Everything is unlocked at rank 50.
  • Prestige Ranks – You can reset your honor rank and level it up again for Prestige Ranks that grant cosmetic rewards. This gives players that do a lot of PvP extra rewards that don’t increase their power.

5- Other

  • One of the social features under development is notifying you when friends join a queue and allowing you to queue with them.
  • The team would also like to improve communication across groups. If you have a group of friends you raid with or PvP with there should be a better way to communicate with them.
  • The team is happy with how flying worked out in Draenor. You will have to level up and explore the land before you are able to fly, similar to what is coming in Patch 6.2.1.
  • The professions team for Legion is the largest that Blizzard has ever had for WoW and lots of new things are coming. The team heard the feedback about Warlords professions.
  • The subscriber count is more volatile than it used to be because players have gotten older and don’t have as much free time anymore. As long as players are happy and enjoy the game, the team doesn’t mind extreme peaks and valleys. They just want to ensure you have a great experience and feel like you got your money’s worth.
  • The team doesn’t focus on or make decisions based on what their subscriber count is. They focus on making the best game they can, learn some lessons, and keep moving forward.
  • One more character slot will be added.
  • Survival Hunters will be a melee class with pet going forward.
  • You will spend less time in your Order Hall than you did in your Garrison. You go back to do quests, work on your artifact, and interact with your champions. You will likely spend a lot of your downtime in Dalaran.
  • Boost to 100 coming with purchase new or old char just like before

Perdictions

Beta: Epic – December Early; Kilroy – November Mid Late

Launch: Epic – Early May; Kilroy – Mid April

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game: Those Who Endure – Aiur’s Last Stand
Type: Survival
Creator: Thrikodias
DetailsPlay as Aiur’s unsung heroes. the Shel’na Kryhas. Who struggle every day as they try to survive against ruthless feral zerg.

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Overall Score – 4.5  out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Overwatch – What did you think of the new hero and any additional coverage? “Beta fall 10th”

StarCraft – Legacy of the Void : Allied Commanders Preview

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 72 – “Heart of Gaming Part 1”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 72 titled Heart of Gaming Part 1!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday August 2nd, 2015. And was released on August 4th.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks inside of video games, followed by this past week’s News inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. Then we have another Weekly Top 10 List. Then we are onto our discussion of the week where we discuss our Community Call to Arms from last week.

Check out FrozeNerdz.com for more information about our Call to Arms. This is an ongoing project that will only end when we no longer hear anything from YOU the listener of the show. This week we cover: What do video games mean to you?, Why did you start playing video games?, After all these years, why do you continue to play video games?, When playing a character, is that character more to you than pixels?, What drives you to play a new game (Friends, Popular, etc)?

We will cover our answers to the next 5 questions next week as well as the communities responses. Join the Call to Arms here!

Then we switch gears and head over to the StarCrade where we discuss this week’s Blizzard Arcade game called Poochy’s Island Adventure v0.1. Then onto our Blizzard Discussion topics this week where we talk about what’s coming from Gamescom this week. Then we wrap up the show by saying our weekly goodbyes. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to e-mail the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. And now onto Episode 72 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Frozen Nerdz Swag:

It’s here! Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Merchandise Store! Check out our exclusive line of frozen swag!

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Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (July 27th – August 2nd, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

The Ban Hammer has been dropped on cheaters in StarCraft 2. It just goes to prove that cheating will not be tolerated.

StarCraft 2 is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary this week! Make sure you log into StarCraft to get an exclusive character portrait while you still can!

Also, StarCraft 2’s 5th anniversary giveaway is underway. Just tweet a photo of your favorite StarCraft item and sharing the story behind it using the #GG5years to StarCraft by August 5th and you could win a StarCraft themed Origin PC!

Heroes of the Storm

ANZ Championship Finals kicked off this past weekend. Check out all the details here!

Hearthstone

A new month is here and that mean’s there is a new month of Ranked play with an awesome new card back from the Grand Tournament!

Get a better look at how the new Inspired ability will work inside the Grand Tournament in a write up from Blizzard.

Be sure to Pre-Purchase the Grand Tournament bundle before it’s release in order to lock in on this amazing deal and exclusive cardback!  Remember it’s 49.99 for 50 card packs!

Diablo

Preview another new item Kanais Cube.

Blizzard News in General

Gamescom takes off this week in a big way. Starts August 5th and goes through August 7th.

World of Warcraft

The content calendar is available now for August.

The North American arena qualifiers are under way. Check out all the details here.

What we were right last week? Blizzard is going to announce the new expansion at Gamescom 2015 on Aug 6th 9AM PDT !

 What is your fav dungeon encounter so far no one seems to have a favorite in this weeks poll. Don’t forget to vote!

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 World of Warcraft foods that no one would eat in real-life:
10.) Crispy Bat Wing
9.) Graccu’s Mince Meat Fruitcake
8.) Clam Bar
7.) Barbecued Buzzard Wing
6.) Black Jelly
5.) Very Burnt Worg
4.) Forsaken Foie Gras
3.) Fountain Goldfish
2.) Dig Rat Stew
1.) *Listen to Episode 72 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

This week discuss part one of the Community Call to Arms. We had a lot of e-mails, but we can never get enough of talking with you! Want to answer the #NerdzCalling? Check out our Call to Arms here! We cover the first 5 questions, and will cover the second part on Episode 73!

  1. What do video games mean to you?
  2. Why did you start playing video games?
  3. After all these years, why do you continue to play video games?
  4. When playing a character, is that character more to you than pixels?
  5. What drives you to play a new game (Friends, Popular, etc)?
The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game: Poochy’s Island Adventure v0.1
Type: Other Defense
Creator: Supergreen
Details: Protect your eggs. Grow stronger by devouring all of enemies!
Link:   

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2
Overall Score – 2

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 3

Overall Score – 3 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Any more Surprises for any of these at Gamescom?

Hearthstone
Heroes of the Storm
StarCraft
Diablo
Overwatch

 

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 71 – “Call to Arms”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 71 titled Call to Arms!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, July 26th, 2015. And was released on July 28th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks inside of video games, followed by this past week’s News inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe. Then Epicinsanity has two announcements that you won’t want to miss over at FrozeNerdz.com. Then another Weekly Top 10 List. Then we are onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we discuss the upcoming earnings call, why there are so many hotfixes, and then we discuss what’s in store for GamesCom 2015. Then we switch gears and head over to the StarCrade where we discuss this week’s Blizzard Arcade game called Run Robo Run. Then onto our Blizzard Discussion topics this week where we talk about the Hearthstone Grand Tournament, and the introduction of new Heroes in Heroes of the Storm. Then we wrap up the show by saying our weekly goodbyes. If you have questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to e-mail the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. And now onto Episode 71 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (July 20th – 26th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

Team Liquid was sponsoring an amazing giveaway this past week in honor of StarCraft 2’s 5th anniversary! You could have entered the contest, but simply using the #whyiloveSC2 hashtag! We hope you were able to enter, and we hope you walked away with some awesome Team Liquid swag. Sadly, the contest ended on July 27th.

Heroes of the Storm

Straight out of Diablo, Leoric – The Skeleton King has made his way into the Nexus! Have you had a chance to play this new hero?

On July 21st, a new list of patch notes were made available. Some of the changes include: Addition of The Mad King Bundle, the removal of The Fresh Meat Bundle, and much more.

Top Heroes Teams are still competing within the North American Opens. Is your favorite team going ham on the core?!

You won’t want to miss this week’s Heroes sale, because this week: Tassadar: $3.24, Mecha Tassadar Skin: $11.24, and Kaijo Diablo Skin: $2.49!

Hearthstone

The July Season is rapidly coming to a close! Don’t miss your chance to reach Rank 20 for your Darkspear Cardback!

On August 8, the Fireside Gathering Championships are taking place. By participating in these events, players could be making their way to the world Championships at Blizzcon 2015

Polish your armor, shoe your steed, and sharpen those lances—The Grand Tournament, Hearthstone’s second expansion, is about to make its triumphant debut! This past week, Blizzard announced what’s next for Hearthstone!

Whats better than Hero Power? Better Hero Power! And within the Grand Tournament, hero abilities will becoming inspired to be better.

Diablo

Now is your chance to vote for your favorite Play Your Way Thursday build from the  month of July. One lucky winner will be able to sit down with developers and the Diablo team, and who will that person be this month?! Microwavecat, Vash, Drothvader or Corvid!?

This past week, we also received a Patch 2.3.0 preview of The Ruins of Sescheron which is a new zone comprised of the frozen remains of the Barbarian Civilization. Don’t miss this Patch Preview video!

Blizzard News in General

Last week on the show we reminded you to make sure to sign up for the BlizzCon Contests, and sadly the Movie, Art, and Talent contests have come to a close on July 22nd. So hopefully you were able to get your submissions in before the deadline!

World of Warcraft

Another week, another set of Patch 6.2 Hotfixes are upon us.

In case you needed some clarification on WoW token, Blizzard released an article that covers everything that you will need to know including the per week sale limits, and purchase limits.

This week, Blizzard has another poll for players asking, “What your favorite Battle Grounds is?” So far number 1 rhymes with King Kong Mulch

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 mounts that have not been put into World of Warcraft or Heroes of the Storm.

10.) Magical Rolling Beer Keg
9.) Hot Air Balloon
8.) Flying Propeller Hat
7.) Candy Apple Red Goblin Hotrod
6.) Donkey Drawn Cart
5.) moth/butterfly mount
4.) Goblin Pogo Stick
3.) Gnomish Segway
2.) Kangaroo with rideable pouch
1.) *Listen to Episode 71 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

 1 – Lots of bugs fixes, who’s failing on testing: Blizzard or PTR testers?

2 – On August 4th Blizzard will be hosting its Q3 earnings call. What to expect?

3 – GamesCom (August 5 – 9) — what’s coming?

 

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

Episode 71.1

Episode 71.2

This Week’s Game: Run Robo Run v1.2
Type: Survival 
Creator: CorpShepard
Details Survive as long as you can!
Link:   battlenet://starcraft/map/1/259703

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 5 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone — The Grand Tournament

Heroes of the Storm — How is the skeleton king?

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 70 – “Blurred Lines”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 70 titled Blurred Lines!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday the 21st 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch and World of Warcraft news. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 List of things that content that never made the collector’s edition cut. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss the absence of the new upcoming PVP Mercenary Feature. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Legends of Azeroth! Then we move onto our Blizzard Discussion topics where we discuss the what’s next for Hearthstone! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episod e 70 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (July 13th – 19th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

This past week there was another round of balances within Legacy of the Void. To read all about those changes, check out this article! 

Also, Legacy of the Void is now available for Pre-purchase. It gives you beta access, early access to Whispers of Oblivion, and more. The deluxe digital gives you a Warcraft pet, Hearthstone Cardback, Heroes of the Storm mount and more! To pre-purchase it, check out this article!

Rock the Cabinet 2015 is now under way! Blizzard Arcade developers will compete for a chance at $10,000 and 2 tickets to Blizzcon! Check out all the rules and details here!

Heroes of the Storm

Brawl with the Blues is making it’s way into the Eternal Conflict once again on July 22nd. Don’t miss this chance to play with the Heroes of the Storm team!

Also, the Road to blizzcon North American opens results and schedules are available. Check out all the details here!

Winners of the Heroes Art contest are now available! Check out all the amazing winners here!

Hearthstone

At the Folsom Street Foundry on July 22nd, the Hearthstone Team has a special announcement! Check out the teasers here!

Do you have a Samsung galaxy S6? well there are some special gifts in hearthstone if you do! Log into Hearthstone and claim your exclusive card back and three free card packs! For more details, check out this article!

Diablo

 In this weeks Play Your Way Thursday, check out MICROWAVECAT’S “HAUNTING SPIRITS” WITCH DOCTOR! Check out this amazing build here!

Overwatch

The Reddit AMA for Overwatch’s last Hero Solider: 76 has come and gone. Head over to Reddit to read all about it!

Blizzard News in General

The BlizzCon Talent Art and Movie contest signups is coming to an close on July 22nd! Hopefully you were able to get yours in before the deadline! http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/19822054

World of Warcraft

Patch 6.2.1 notes have been released. They include flying and mercenary mode! Read about that all here!

A new mercenary mode has been revealed for PVP play! Check out some of the details here.

Blizzard Released a poll asking players what class they would choose if they started playing from scratch! So far hunters are winning, will Death Knights be able to pull ahead?! Find out here and vote! 

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 Items List of Content that never made the collector’s edition cut…

10.) A Horadric Cube
9.)A bucket of Creep, watch it grow
8.) Half Smoked Tychus Cigar with real Terran bit marks
7.) Gul’dan’s Fel Energy Drink
6.) A working pair of goblin rocket boots (20lb weight limit)
5.)  Lucky Malfurian Antler keychain Made from real bits of druid so you know it’s good
4.) Just add Water Zerglings
3.) Hearthstone Pet Rock
2.) Heroes of the Storm Raptor Riding a Shark with Lazer Beams Mount
1.) *Listen to Episode 70 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

 1 – Mercenary mode?! Article Reference: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/19818013

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game: Legends of Azeroth
Type: Hero Battle
Creator: LazZ 
Details This map is inspired by the Arathi Basin Battleground in World of Warcraft. It features: a similar map design to Arathi Basin, hero classes from WotLK with 5 core abilities, Sound design from the game, and more.

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 4
Overall Score – 4

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 3
Overall Score – 4

Replayability:

Epic – 4
Kilroy – 4
Overall Score – 4

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Overall Score – 3.25 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone — Whats next in Hearthstone?

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 69 – “Challenging Modes”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 69 titled Challenging Modes!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, July 12th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday July 14th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch and World of Warcraft news. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 List of things that should be added to Blizzard Gear store. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss the absence of the Warcraft Movie trailer, class balances and Mythic vs Challenge Mode dungeons. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Zerg Shooter Reloaded! Then we move onto our Blizzard Discussion topics where we discuss the new Hero in Overwatch, the demand for a rematch feature in StarCraft and what’s next for Hearthstone! Then we answer a listener email about the woes of being a raid leader. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 69 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (July 5th – 12th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

More Community feedback from the StarCraft team, this time involving More balance changes throughout the game, mini-map changes, and changes to the disruptor.

 

Heroes of the Storm

More than 100 Heroes of the Storm teams were battling it out in the North America July Open for a chance to secure a $25,000 prize pool and a slot in the American Championship on their road to BlizzCon 2015!

Over 2,373 pieces of stunning artwork were submitted in the Heroes of the Storm ultimate fan art contest. And 25 semi-finalists have been picked. 

You can also check out our YouTube videos we uploaded this last week! Subscribe at YouTube.com/FrozeNerdz

Hearthstone

With the July season starting, the Final Rankings for the  June 2015 Ranked Play Season  are here. See if your favorite players made top ranks again this season.

A very short story called “The Innkeeper’s Tale – A Rattlin’ Rally” was released this week. And with it came… a lot of confusion? You’ll have to read the story to understand, but we will talk about more of that later in the show.

Diablo

 Another Play Your Way Thursday is upon us! This week we have Vash’s “Chain Lightning” Demon Hunter is here and full of hatred!

Overwatch

The teasing is finally over, a new Overwatch hero has been added to the mix. This time is Solider: 76. Blizzard released his origin story  as well as some gameplay footage this past week.

On July 15th, Blizzard will be hosting a Overwatch Q&A with developers on Reddit. This Q&A will mainly be focused on Solider: 76.

Blizzard News in General

New Blizzard gear on the Gear Store including the new awesome Legendary Lanyard, The Hearthstone Beach Towel, the White Murky Mug and a Crimson Whelpling Plush. And more coming!

Blizzard also teased a bunch of new Merch coming to the store including a Overwatch Reaper Statue, a Hearthstone Box replica, and more.

World of Warcraft

The July 6-10th Hotfixes for Patch 6.2 have been posted so to stay current on those changes make sure to check out the official Patch Note blog on Battle.net.

Warcraft: Skies of Azeroth presented by Legendary VR. You are able to virtually fly over Stormwind on the back of a gryphon inside the movie! Check out Legendary.com/VR to download their mobile app for Android/iOS.

Warcraft Graphic Novel – Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood has been revealed at SDCC this past weekend. It will be released in May 2016 in the weeks before the movie hits theaters on June 10th.

Blizzard also revealed an upcoming book exploring the lore, stories, and settings of Azeroth: Warcraft Chronicle. This first volume will go all the way back to the creation of the Warcraft universe through Warcraft: Orcs and Humans.

WarCraft Movie Trailer comes november for ALL as Tweeted by Duncan Jones, the movie director.

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 Items that should be added to the Blizzard Gear Store:

10.) Hogger Funko Pop
9.) Full Size Thunderfury Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
8.) Life size doll of Sylvanas with real undead smell
7.) Queen of Blades Knife Set
6.) Hearthstone Beer Stein
5.) Nat Pagal Fishing Pole
4.) Hearthstone Gumball Machine
3.) World of Warcraft Pet Battle tamagotchi
2.) Deckard Cain Story Telling Coin Bank “Sit Back and Save a While”
1.) *Listen to Episode 69 for #1!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

 1 – Warcraft Movie Trailer/Photos.

2 – Class scaling as they gear up

3 – Challenge Modes vs Mythic Dungeons?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:   Zerg Shooter Reloaded v1.0
Type: Survival
Creator: Kildare 
Details Stay alive as waves after waves of Zerg. Mow them down before they take you down!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 2
Kilroy – 2
Overall Score – 2

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 4 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Overwatch — New heroes before beta? and is solider: 76 the last hero we will see before beta?

Hearthstone — The Innkeeper’s Tale: Whats next in Hearthstone?

StarCraft — Legacy of the Void – Rematch Feature

 

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 68 – “Dev Recap”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 68 titled Dev Recap!

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, July 5th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday July 7th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch and World of Warcraft news. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 list,Places to AFK inside World of Warcraft. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss the release of Patch 6.2, a few hotfixes, tips and tricks for Tanaan Jungle, and the two developer interviews from this past week. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Gnolls vs Trollsl! Then we discuss the new Hero inside Heroes of the Storm! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 68 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (June 29th – July 5th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

Over on the StarCraft forums, David Kim, Senior Game Designer, posts a Community Feedback Update about a lot of the upcoming changes to StarCraft! You won’t want to miss this Blue Post!

Are you mad that you missed some of the WCS 2015 Season 2 matches?! Well you are in luck, you can catch the Season 2 Replays in the StarCraft game client! Watch, learn and improve your micro by checking out this article and watching the replays!

Heroes of the Storm

This past week, the Heroes of the Storm team released yet another new Hero into the Nexus. This time he comes straight out of the Diablo Universe and he is dying to “meat you!” The Butcher is here!

This week we were also given a chance to see what it look likes to live inside the Tempo Storm Gaming House! You won’t want to miss this exclusive tour!

There were also a lot of changes on June 30th inside the Nexus and they are differently worth checking out.

You can also check out our YouTube videos we uploaded this last week! Subscribe at YouTube.com/FrozeNerdz

Hearthstone

This week we have TV Spotlights featuring Annoy-o-tron! He has made his way into our homes with only one thing on his mind… HELLO! HELLO! HELLO! Check out this comedic commercial here!  

Also this week, they revealed the July card back! This months card back would even make Vol’jin happy! Claim your very own Darkspear card back when you reach Rank 20 before the end of the month! Check out the card back here! 

Diablo

 Another week, another Play Your Way Thursday is here! Check out this weeks Bubble Touble by Corvid! This is one you won’t want to miss!

The Diablo Patch 2.3.0 is now available on the PTR. Check out all of the upcoming changes here!

Overwatch

An experimental weapon was stolen from a secret Overwatch facility. What does this mean!?

Besides a weapon being stolen, the Overwatch page has had a News tab added to the website! To stay current with Overwatch news, check out this page!

Also, Overwatch will be at GamesCom 2015! Don’t miss a chance to check it out in Hall 7! Check out this article!

World of Warcraft

A new month is upon us, and with that we get the new July calendar of events inside of World of Warcraft. Don’t miss out on any upcoming events, so make sure you check out this recap article!  

With Patch 6.2 comes PVP Season 2! And it is now underway!

Ever wonder where the best beaches are in Azeroth? Well, the Warcraft team has you covered. Check out this article!

The Road to Blizzcon Arena Qualifiers is also underway. Check out all the information here!

Also this week, there were a ton of hotfixes that were released on July 1st. Since the list is too long to list here, check out this blog article!

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 places to AFK in World of Warcraft

10.) Inside the balloon of an orgrimmar shark blimp
9.) While auto flying from Winterspring to Uldum
8.) The Goblin Resort outside of Org
7.) During the Lich King fight, you know after he kills everyone and starts monologuing
6.) On a rock the Peaceful desert of 1000 Needles… Umm… Isn’t that place underwater now?
5.) Anywhere in Vashj’ir no one will kill you on a pvp server there
4.) The Floating Rocks of Nagrand so peaceful
3.) Grizzly Hills because… That zone Music!
2.)  Inside our “Garnisons” if you’re horde
1.) *Listen to Episode 68 to find out!*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1 – Important Hot Fixes:

  • Most long Naval Missions have been reduced to a time of 18 hours or less.
  • Gold and Apexis Crystal rewards for Naval Missions that reward those currencies have been increased.
  • Oil costs for most missions have been increased.
  • The amount of Oil you receive from the Oil Rig has been doubled.

2 – Ion Hazzikostas Interview

3 – Cory Stockton Interview

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:   Gnolls Vs Trolls .87
Type: Action
Creator: Bounty
Details:

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 4
Overall Score – 3.5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Overall Score – 3.62 (4) out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Heroes of the Storm: How is in the Hero and New Map?

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 66 – “On Use: Death Ring”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 66 titled On Use: Death Ring

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, June 21st, 2015. And was released on Tuesday June 23rd 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft news. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 list. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss the release of Patch 6.2, the legendary ring quest, and timewalking dungeons. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Super Star Bros Brawl! Then we discuss the Hearthstone feature Tavren Brawl, the Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict trailer, and The Whispers of Oblivion coming to the StarCraft Legacy of the Void beta. Then we take a look at another amazing Blizzard Community Creation! Then we move onto the IceBox where Zach accepts the challenge and joins the conversation. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 66 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Attention: Sunday, June 28th at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central / 6pm Pacific) We will be recording Episode 67 LIVE on the Internet over at Twitch.tv/FrozeNerdz!

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Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (June 15th – 21st, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

MORE BALANCE!!! And even more balance coming to the Legacy of the Void beta! To read all about these June 17th updates, check out this article!

If you want to stay up to date with the changes to the StarCraft Ranked play for Season 2 and 3, check out this blog that the StarCraft team posted!

At the PC Gaming Show at E3, the StarCraft Team announced that Whispers of Oblivion will be a short series of missions to bridge the gap between Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void! Check out the article here and watch the video here:

Heroes of the Storm

Do all Roads lead to BlizzCon? For some Heroes of the Storm players, they just may! The Heroes of the Storm championship series will have the top teams competing for a chance at a $200,000 prize pool! Check out the the details here!

Also the North American tournament schedule has been posted! To mark your calendar with the dates, check out this article! 

The Eternal Conflict, a new expansion coming to Heroes of the Storm, was announced earlier this month. And now here is all the information you need to know all about it! 

Also there is an Overview of the Teams who will be competing in the June Heroes Open! To find out more about your favorite teams, check out this article!

Some updates were posted for the Heroes of the Storm Hearthstone card back reward you can check out details on this in the Heroes blog!

Did you have a chance at using the 100% XP boost event this week?! You have until Wednesday June 24th to take advantage of it. We hope you got your account to level 30. For more information, check out this article! 

Also a glimpse at some of the new Heroes and Hero skins to be making their way into the Eternal Conflict is available! Who is your favorite?!  Check them all out there!

The Heroes of the Storm fan art contest has come to a close! We hope you were able to get your submissions in for the June 23rd deadline! To check out all the rules and prizes, check out this article!

This past week the first ever PC Gaming Show hosted by PC Gamer took place at E3 where Blizzard entertainment took place in this Epic event, a recap of their segment of this show is now available for viewing!

You can also check out our YouTube videos we uploaded this last week! Subscribe at YouTube.com/FrozeNerdz


Hearthstone

Tavern Brawl goes live, and here are all the patch notes! 

Another Hearthstone tv spot is now available for Tinkmaster Overspark addressing the media on why the squirrel sucks in combat!
 

Diablo

Demon Coyote joins the 8th Play Your Way live stream which is now up on video on demand! Check it out here! 

Overwatch

Images on twitter of an unknown figure breaking into an Overwatch facility were posted to twitter ! The tweet was later removed but the teaser has made its mark! Who could this new figure be?!

Gaming in General

The BlizzCon Costume contest sign ups are    now open! If you have the awesome cosplay skills,  you definitely should sign up now! Entries will close on July 22nd or until 100 people have signed up! Sign up here!

Massive news came out at E3 one of which had gamers cheering a new Remake of Final Fantasy 7 was making its way onto the PS4!

In other big news at E3 Starfox Zero will be making its way onto the Wii soon for you to do all the Barrel Rolls!

Big News for Xbox players who have been hesitant to upgrade to the xbox 1 new Backwards compatibility features were announced at E3 and will make their way onto the console this fall

World of Warcraft

Patch 6.2 Arrives today!!!!  Are you “prepared”to join the Legion or will you stand against them as one of  Azeroth’s Greatest Champions? Find out all the information you need here!

Raid Schedule has been released for Hellfire Citadel! Normal and heroic will be available with the June 23rd launch of Patch 6.2! And LFR and Mythic to come! For more information, head over here!

The Road ahead is now paved now for the rest of the legendary quest line for our rings! Will all your hard work pay off? Find out more about the quest line here!

The Arena World Championships will be taking place again at Blizzcon 2015! Players will be fighting for a chance at a piece of a $250,000 Dollar Prize pool. For all the Arena WCS, check out this article!

The Live QA for patch 6.2 is now up on VoD in case you haven’t had a chance to see it! Check out the article here! 

Do you have an awesome name that you have been wanting but it just isn’t available? Soon players who have not logged onto their characters since December 7th 2010 will have their names released to the available pools for your server! Check out all the information here!

In France this past Sunday,  the World of Warcraft crew rocked out at Hellfest! To find out more information about this article. 

We also released two World of Warcraft YouTube videos this past week, check them out here:

Epic reads “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.

World of Warcraft Runesaber Parody

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 Things to Do in Patch 6.2….
10.)Swim in the green water maybe you’ll get super powers!
9.)Go back to the Dark portal to review your handy work.
8.) Reenact the Scene from lion king where the cinematic took place
7.) Finally get a rare mount from one of those old raids
6.) Look for Illidan he’s got to be in Dreanor somewhere! right?
5.) Find a quiet spot to fish and ponder going back in time to do dungeons that are in the future but were released in the past with future difficulty?… wait let me start over…
4.)Find 20 people to do 5 man mythics dungeons, that’s how it works right?
3.)Still confused on the answer to number 5 ask Lore he knows
2.) Take your Female Night Elf or Orc for an eye turning jog
1.)*You’ll have to listen to the show to find out Number 1*

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1- Patch 6.2 Discussion overall feelings of the Direction of the patch?

2- Legendary Rings now final; how do we feel about the on use ability?

3- Will timewalking be fun or useful for normal and heroic tier raiders?

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:   Super Star Bros Brawl
Type:  Smash Brothers Brawler
Creator: Knoch
Details: 

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Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

Overall Score – Without AI, 5 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone: Tavern Brawl is available. Have you played it?

Heroes of the Storm: Eternal Conflict has been announced, what’s that all mean!?

StarCraft: Whispers of Oblivion

 Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: No One Lives Forever
Creator:  ZetFix

Title: Overwatch: Tracer fanart!

Creator:Benlo

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

Episode 65 – “Brightwing Duck”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 65 titled Brightwing Duck.

We are your Blizzard Entertainment and Steam Free to Play discussion podcast. Each week we discuss anything that falls in between or outside those two glaciers. From talking about the games you love, the worlds you live in, AND maybe even a few you haven’t even heard of yet. Join Kilroy and Epicinsanity each week as we sit down and discuss the topics no one else is talking about as we bring you new points of view in a not so standard podcast format.

The show was recorded on Sunday, June 14th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday June 16th 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then we jump right into covering all of this week’s news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft news. But before we start this week’s discussion we present this week’s Top 10 list. Then we drop a basic campfire and start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we discuss the return of flight, the Warlords Q&A, and the upcoming Gamecoms events. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade Action Puzzle game called Aradia v1.0! Then we discuss the Tarven feature coming to Hearthstone and a possible Heroes of the Storm sneak peak. Then we take a look at another amazing Blizzard Community Creation! Then we move onto the IceBox where a few listeners join the conversation. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, or want to join in on the conversation, feel free to email the show at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. Then we wrap up the show thanking those people who supported the show this week and then we say our weekly goodbyes. So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 65 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Want to help the show? Spread the word by following us on Twitter!

You can also help the show by filling out an iTunes or Stitcher review! Click here for iTunes. Click here for Stitcher.

Can’t get enough of these Nerdz?! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here is our first Video called, How to Enter The Blizzard Arcade!

Want to see more content? Let us know what you want to see! Shoot us an e-mail at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com!

Blizzard Entertainment News (June 9th – 14th, 2015):

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week inside the Blizzard Universe. We highlight each one of these on the show, so if you want to learn more, just click on the link!

StarCraft

We hope you were able to take advantage of the 50% Off Starcraft II sale this past week! 

There are some big changes coming to the Legacy of the Void Beta. To find out more details, check out this June 12th Update preview.

Heroes of the Storm

Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming from the Heroes of the Storm Team from the upcoming PC Gaming show that starts Tuesday evening. Pay close  attention to the header image, we discuss it later in the show!  To find out more about the PC Gaming Show, check out their event page!

The North American Open for Heroes of the Storm took place this past weekend featuring 80 teams going head to head for a piece of a $15000 prize pool. This event will conclude June 20th -21st with the Round of 8 battling each other for the grand prize. For more information about this event, check out this article.

Did you miss the Mayhem Begins event? Well, you are in luck! The Heroes Team has posted a recap of the whole event here!

You can also check out our YouTube videos we uploaded this last week! Subscribe at YouTube.com/FrozeNerdz


Hearthstone

This week we have the chance to get to know the great Hearthstone player “PHONETAP!” C heck out the interview Blizzard posted with him! 

May Season Rankings are now available. How did you favorite player rank?

Hearthstone announced a new feature called “Tavern Brawl.” If you are interested in finding out more about this feature, check out the announcement article. 

Diablo

The Diablo Fan Art contest winner from last year had the oppurtunity to fly all the way from Russia to experience a trip of a lifetime to the Blizzard HQ you can see a video of his journey on the Diablo site.

Gaming in General

The Blizzcon 2015 Costume Contest sign ups to open on June 17th 2015 and will close July 22nd. So if you are interested in entering, please sign up soon!

World of Warcraft

With Patch 6.2 just around the corner, check out the Armor Previews as Blizzard shows off the new Tier and PVP sets coming. You can preview them here!

Time Walking dungeons are coming just around the corner, here is a blog article that discusses the upcoming dungeon: The Arcatraz. Check it out here. 

Also with Patch 6.2, Blizzard gives us a preview of The Shipyard feature that is coming to a garrison near you! Check out this new feature here! 

You could win a trip to Gamescom, which starts June 22nd! You can enter by just adding a Hashtag to your tweets that meet the criteria for the contest week. Check out all the details here!

Season 1 of WoD is coming to an end, check out all the details here.

This past week the Warcraft Team released a Dev Watercooler which released major details about the return of Flying to Dreanor! Check out how this will work going forward here! 

We also released two World of Warcraft YouTube videos this past week, check them out here:

Epic reads “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.

World of Warcraft Runesaber Parody

Frozen Nerdz Weekly Top 10 List

Its time for another Top 10 this weeks top 10

Top 10 Hero Skins that should make an appearance in Heroes of the Storm

10.) Riot Gear Johanna
9.) 80’s Pop Band ETC
8.) 3 Musketeers Lost Vikings
7.) Never Ending Story Falstad riding Falcor
6.) Fire Man Uther
5.) Brightwing Duck
4.) Mecha Zeratul
3.) Opera Sonya
2.) Demolisher Sgt Hammer
1.) *You have to listen to the show to find out!*

Brightwing Duck

 Lore's Hair

World of Warcraft Discussion:

Each week we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft. This week’s topics are as follows:

1.) Flying has come back to us!! YAY
— Use this Wowhead Tool to find out if you meet the criteria for WoD Flying!
2.) Our Q&A Discussion
3.) Gamescom

The Blizzard Arcade (The StarCade):

Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

This Week’s Game:   Aradia v 1.0
Type:  Action Puzzle
Creator: Scorp
Details: It’s an Action-Puzzle featuring a full size 30 level campaign, as well as a Level Editor. Complete levels to advance further, and complete with the least possible Charges to earn Medals.

FEATURES

  • Campaign featuring 30 levels
  • Medals achievable in each level
  • 9 Characters to choose from
  • Full-featured Level Editor
  • Create and share levels with the world

Links: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/sc2-maps/459278-aradia-puzzle

Araida 1

Araida 2 (FN logo)

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – Without AI, 5 out of 5!

General Blizzard Games Topics

Our focus here at Frozen Nerdz is to discuss all things Blizzard Entertainment and on occasion some interesting topics on other games in their family come up.

Hearthstone: The New Hearthstone mode opens new play opportunities will they interest you as a player?

Heroes of the Storm:

 

Community Creation:

Each week the frozen nerdz dig into the community of Blizzard gamers to grab a community creation to share with the listeners from Youtube Videos to Drawings we hope you enjoy this weeks Community Spotlight.

Title: Different Universe Collides
Creator:  nahnahnivek

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/Frozenerdz

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity