Episode 119 – “Lucille Ball”

Episode 119

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 119 titled “Lucille Ball.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 7th, 2016. 

On this week’s show, we jump right into our Blizzard Entertainment Discussion where we start by talking about an upcoming HD version of StarCraft, before we move onto talking about an upcoming Brawl with the Blues, and the departure of yet another Heroes of the Storm eSports team. Then we move onto discussing the upcoming changes to the Hearthstone meta, then onto the release of Diablo Season 7 before we jump into a lengthy discussion about the end of Season 1 coming to Overwatch, a new type of loot boxes, and Lucio Ball! But then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussion where we talk about the latest Harbringer video, the Blizzard earning call, the World of Warcraft audio drama, and camera changes coming in a hotfix!

Then we introduce a new Blizzard Arcade game, answer a listener email, 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 contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 119 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Special Announcement: This week on the show we replaced our Top 5 list to add something to the show that means way more important than anything else talked about on the show. This past week the Blizzard Community lost a very special member. For those that are familiar with our Media Network, D20Crit Alliance, one of the founding members of it has unexpectantly passed away. Tristan Derringher  was more than just a podcaster, she was also a friend of the show. The community has created a GoFundMe account for her husband Wil, and two children she has left behind. Tristan will be greatly missed, as a friend, podcaster, and beyond. She has touched so many lives in our community and in the real world.

By no means are you required to give, but even just spreading the word means the world to us. Here is a direct link. 

StarCraft News Banner

This past week, a rumor has surfaced around the Original StarCraft games. In an interview in Korean, it has been leaked that Blizzard may be republishing the Original game in a High Definition version in the coming months. There is nothing official about this, but it’s nothing new to the gaming world. In years past, Halo and Final Fantasy have all been re-released in new HD versions. You can read more about it here.

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

This week, we will be getting another Brawl with the Blues with the introduction of Auriel from Diablo! If you want to try to play in this or watch it, check out all the information here! 

This past week, we also heard about another HotS team has been dropped out of the eSports world, recently the team of mYinsanity parted ways with its members after not yet qualifying for BlizzCon 2016. This is one of many teams who have left the Heroes scene in the last few months, is there something else going on that we are unaware of? Check out this article to see if you can find any clues!

Hearthstone News Banner

With the announcement of the next Hearthstone adventure this past week called One Night in Karazhan, Blizzard has released the 45 new cards that are coming to the game. How will these new cards effect the current meta of the game? Since we aren’t deck builders, you may want to check out this article here to start planning out your next deck!

Diablo News Banner

This past week, the next Diablo Season has gone live! With Season 7, there are plenty of new rewards that collectors may be seeking. Check them all out here!

Overwatch News Banner

The first Season of Overwatch Competitive Play is coming to an end shortly. With this being the first season, there are things Blizzard and the community have learned along the journey. You can read more about the season ending here.

The Overwatch World Cup is on its way! In its early stages, it appears to be an All – Star game of sorts, where the community votes on their favorite and best Overwatch player from their regions. Once the players have been picked, the teams will be established, and the winners have a chance to possibly be on stage at BlizzCon this fall! You can read more about it here.

Just like with Ana, the community has been on a data mining exploration with a potential new hero named Sombra. But this time, the data mining may have gone a little too far…. Check it all out for yourself here! 

The Olympics are happening right now in Rio, so why not have them also happen in Overwatch! New loot boxes, new skins, new intros and even a new brawl mode have been added to the game this past week. But most importantly, who’s played Lucioball?!  Check everything you need to know about it here! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) The Tomb of Sargeras: Audio Drama. Check it out here.
2.) Activision Blizzard Earnings Call. Details here.
3.) Harbingers: Illidan video. Watch it here.
4.) Max Distance Camera Changes coming!!! Details here.

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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: Starcraft Universe Prologue 1
Type: RPG
Creator: Upheaval Arts
Details: Since 1998 Blizzard Fans have dreamed of what it would be like to play a SC MMO. Though SC universe is not a true MMO. It helps make that dream a reality by combining the third person RPG elements of World of Warcraft with the action packed universe of SC2.

Final Rating (1-5): 5

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Ease of Play (1-5)

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

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