Episode 51 – Nerdz Incorporated!


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 51 called Nerdz Incorporated!

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, March 8th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we change everything up, and introduce the new show format. We quickly cover All of the Blizzard Entertainment and General Gaming News from this past week, and then we move onto our World of Warcraft discussions. This week we talk about the upcoming WOW tokens then we move onto some Post Patch 6.1 Spoilers.

***SPOILER ALERT***

If you are NOT interested in said Spoilers, please skip ahead from about ~33 to our Starcade Segment that that starts around the ~57 minute mark. You have been warned!

***SPOILER ALERT***

But before you know it, we move onto our Blizzard Discussion topics of the week where we discuss the big reveals at PAX East this past week in Boston. Then we move over to our Community Creation part of the show were we introduce two items of amazing Blizzard Fan Creations!  Next up is… the icebox, where we answer an email from  you the listener. If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, 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 51 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.


J!NX Boss Battle Giveaway:

Yep, you heard us right! We have FREE J!NX swag to give away!
The Frozen Nerdz Podcast is a proud member of Catalyst Gaming Media, which is part of the D20Crit network. While embracing the geek, nine podcasts are coming together to promote the ongoing J!NX Boss Battles promotion!
To find out more about the J!NX Boss Battle Promotion check out their page here! To find out what other CGM/D20 Crit podcasts are involved in this amazing promotion go here!

Team up, get loot, and defeat the boss to unlock more loot!  Earn exp and gold towards future J!NX purchases!

So now it’s time for our Contest!
Prize: One (1) Free J!NX Shirt (with Free Shipping!) (US & Canada Only)
How to Play:
Here at the Frozen Nerdz Podcast, we like to keep it simple, and want to go along with the Boss Battle theme! So we want YOU to Tweet us your #BossBattle Selfies with your favorite World of Warcraft Boss. All you have to do is Tweet them at @FrozeNerdz and include the hashtag #FrozenSelfie. And we will pick a random winner! It’s that easy! And before you know it, you could be the proud new owner of some amazing J!NX Swag!
Rules: You must be following both @FrozeNerdz & @JINX to qualify, and one entry per Twitter account. You must live within the United States, and/or Canada. (Sorry International Friends!)

Contest Announced on Episode 51 on March 10th, 2015.
Winner Announced on Episoide 52 on March 17th, 2015. 


Blizzard Entertainment News:

The world of gaming is always changing so here is a heads up on what’s been happening this past week:

Heroes of the Storm

a.) Cyber Wolf and Dire Wolf mounts will be leaving shop next patch. So make sure you get them before they go away, if you are interested in reading the entire article, click here!

b.)Pay your College tuition with Blizzard’s new tournament series… Heroes of the Dorm!

c.)Are you already in the Heroes of the Storm Beta? If so keep an eye on your email, Blizzard announces that they will be sending a small group of testers 4 keys to share with friends! Click here for all the details!

d.) A lot of Heroes information released at PAX East this past week in Boston! Check out the recap of everything you may have missed here!

Hearthstone

a.) Jon Briggs talks designing gold cards in a new Hearthside Chat! If you are interested to see how he comes up with the Golden Cards in the game, check out this article!

b.) At PAX East in Boston, Lead Designer Eric Dodds announced the next Hearthstone expansion, Blackrock Mountain, will be playable next month! For more information about everything that was announced at PAX East, check out this recap!

c.) Also, at PAX East, Blizzard announced that Hearthstone will be available on Phone OS within the next few months (AkA Soon ™).

Overwatch

a.) At PAX East, the Overwatch team announced 2 new heroes will be joining the ranks: Jesse McCree and Aleksandra Zaryanova.

View more screens shots, and game play by heading over to the Overwatch page!

b.) They also announced a new battleground map called Watchpoint: Gibraltar. This map is the first full payload battle scheme map that they have introduced.

c.) The Overwatch Team also announced that Beta will be coming this Fall! If you want to be included in the Beta, make sure you sign up at PlayOverwatch.com!

World of Warcraft:

a.) A New Race Event has been added to the Darkmoon Faire as of March 1st. Blizzard plans to add more to the races as months come! Check out the whole article here!

b.)Lead developer Q&A took place on March 2nd with Ion Hazzikostas and Josh Allen. Check out the video, and the transcript from Wowhead.com!


c.) WOW Tokens, which had been previously datamined, are now testable on the PTR.  To read up more about the WOW Tokens, read this article!

d.) There is a new World of Warcraft comic called “Blood and Thunder” that covers the double life tales of Fenris Wolfbrother’s. You can read the more about it here. And you can also read the comic here!

Blizzard Entertainment Discussion:

World of Warcraft:

In our World of Warcraft segment of the show,  we discuss topics that are current or helpful to the player community of the World of Warcraft.

This weeks Topics:

1.) Will wow tokens help balance out the wow economy more?

2.) SPOILERS! If you want to hear this discussion, please listen to the episode.

3.) SPOILERS! If you want to hear this discussion, please listen to the episode.

4.) SPOILERS! If you want to hear this discussion, please listen to the episode.

Hearthstone:

More PAX East Discussion about the new Adventure, Blackrock Mountain, coming in April!

Heroes of the Storm:

More PAX East Discussion about the new Hero added, new map, and new UI changes coming with the next Patch!

Overwatch

This week, we discuss: With the new female tank announced is this enough to make a difference in the fight for equality in gaming genres?

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:Secret Steak Society
Type: Other  
Creator: SmileyJeff

Details: Every 10 years, four of the best Cows carefully selected by The Butcher will be release from the Steak Palace to compete against each other. The competition will make the Cows more tender and juicier while allowing one of the Cow to earn its freedom while the others become steaks on plates.

 Stupid funability (1-5): Overall Score: 2

Epic- 1
Kilroy- 3

Ease of Play (1-5): Overall Score: 2

Epic- 1
Kilroy- 3

AI incorporated (1-5): Overall Score: 5

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5

Replayability (1-5): Overall Score: 3

Epic- 3
Kilroy- 3

Total Overall Score: 3

Blizzard Community Creations:

Description: Demon Blood PSA
Creator:  MooCluck; voices by Nixxiom
Upload: Machinima
Link to Content: http://www.warcraftmovies.com/movieview.php?id=244004 

Description: D3 Heroes
Creator: AlvaroSanJuan

Where You Can Find Us:

Twitter: @FrozeNerdz

E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

Website: www.FrozeNerdz.com

Partner Network: CatalystGamingMedia.com

Creative Alliance: D20Crit / d20crit.com

Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

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