Episode 55 – “Food for Thought”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 55 titled Food for Thought!

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, April 5th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, then announce the winnter of our One Year Nerdz Contest. Then we jump right into covering all of this weeks news inside the Blizzard Entertainment Universe covering StarCraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft news. Then we drop a basic campfire and  start our World of Warcraft discussion! This week we strap on our tinfoil hats to discuss When is a good time for Patch 6.2 to release, will flying make a return, will the legendary ring happen early, and what can we expect  in Tanaan Jungle. Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover Raynor Kart, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play racing game modeled after Nintendo’s Mario Kart. Then we take a look at this week’s Community Creation which is another amazing Diablo 3 fan art! Then we move over to the Icebox where we answer a Ask of Anything question from Twitter! 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 55 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Contest Winner Announced:

Over three weeks ago, we lay downed the #1YearNerdz contest on Twitter. We challenged you to Retweet, and follow the show to enter for your chance to win the possibility of 1 year of World of Warcraft Game time! The way the contest worked was that for every 50 Retweets we would give away 2 months of game time, so the ultimate goal was to get 300 Retweets. Since our Razer Naga Epic Chroma did over 150 retweets in a week, we didn’t think that this was that much of a challenge. Sadly we only got 96 retweets, but we like you guys/girls (most of you anyway :P), so we rounded it up to 4 Months of Game Time!

<Drum Roll Please>

The random winner of our contest is: Nomed Dercas on Twitter. Give them a follow here! Congratulations!

Blizzard Entertainment News (March 29 – April 5, 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 week the Blizzard Arcade highlights one of the 2014 Rock the Cabinet games called Tessera. We played this game last year for the Rock the Cabinet contest and we can honestly say it’s a game that should be checked out! For more information about Tessera, check out the Blog!  Also the Blizzard Arcade has updated their Arcade Night Schedule, so if you are interested in watching them live stream games, check out the new schedule here!

With the StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Beta is under way and the 2.5.0 Patch Notes for 2.5.0 are here! With all the information available, head over to the Battle.net Blog and check out this article! 

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Closed Beta started on March 31st, 2015. If you are interested in getting into the Beta, go here to sign up!

Heroes of the Storm

This week the Heroes of the Storm team sat down and offered up a huge community talk on how the match making system works, and they also discuss the option of  a possible Surrender option that is being tossed around. To read the infromation directly from the Heroes Team, check out the article here!

If you are reading this on April 7th, you have missed your opportunity on purchasing the Heroes Founders Pack. This was an option given to be able to get into the Heroes of the Storm Beta. If you want to hear about what you may have missed, check out this article!

 Hearthstone

On April 2nd, 2015 the new Blackrock Mountain Adventure went live! This will be the second adventure expansion for Hearthstone and you won’t want to miss it!  For more information about Blackrock Mountain, check out this blog article!  

Diablo

Want to learn to play like a Pro? Now is your chance! This week the Diablo team highlights Mythicman’s “Going Medieval” Crusader build. To check out this whole build in all it’s glory, check out this article! 

World of Warcraft

This week the Warcraft team introduces the Azeroth Armory where Master Blacksmith Tony Swalton forged the iconic weapon Gorehowl! If you want to watch this axe come to live, check out the video here! 

General Gaming News

Every year when the month of March comes to an end, we all get on the edge of our seats to see what the Blizzard Entertainment teams will come up with for this years April Fool’s jokes. If you want to check out the Fake Warcraft patch notes, the B’motes, etc., check out this blog article!

But Blizzard wasn’t the only team pulling April Fools jokes this year. We also joined in on the tom foolery, and announced that we were going to switch from a Blizzard Entertainment podcast to a Disney Entertainment podcast. We posted new graphics and the show format over on our blog article here! 

 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.) When is a good time for Patch 6.2 to release?

2 .) At the release of Patch 6.2 will flying make a return?

3.) Will the legendary ring happen as early on like it did in Mists of Pandaria?

4.) What things can we expect in the Tanaan Jungle? Will we see another Throne of Thunder type experience?

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:  Raynor Kart
Type: Racing
Creator: MKmisfit
Details: Ever want to race against some of your friends just like you use to back in the day while playing Mario Kart? Now is your chance to do so inside the Blizzard Arcade. From cows in the road to launching red shells, this game brings the movement inside the Blizzard Arcade to the next level!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

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: The Battle of Westmarch
Creator: sangilustrator

 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

 

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