Episode 56 – “Tongue Tied”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 56 titled Tongue Tied!

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 Saturday, April 11th, 2015. And was released on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.

On Today’s episode we quickly go over our weeks in video games, 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 discuss Wow Economics around the WoW Token, and then offer up some important BlizzCon Ticket tips & tricks! Then we switch things up and move onto the StarCade! This week we cover a game straight out of a Harry Potter novel called Quidditch, a Blizzard Arcade Free to Play game! Then we jump into our Blizzard Entertainment discussions where we talk about Hearthstone and Heroes of the Dorm! Then we take a look at another amazing Diablo 3 Community Creation! Unfortunately, we our IceBox is empty! 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 56 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

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Blizzard Entertainment News (April 5 – 11, 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 StarCraft 2 takes a stand against the cheaters inside the StarCraft universe. They raise the Ban Hammer into the air, and knock down all the cheats! If you want to read more about this and see how the community responds, check out this blog article! Thank you StarCraft Team!

Even though the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void beta is in full swing, that doesn’t mean that Blizzard isn’t still balancing and tweaking the Heart of the Swam on Live realms. To read more about the changes they have made, check out this blog 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 past weekend, Heroes of the Storm stormed ESPN3 with the Heroes of the Dorm tournament. Earlier this week, Blizzard announced the type of UI that they are going to be using for these types of eSports events. To check it all out in it’s glory, check out this blog article! Also, if you want to learn more about the presenters from the Heroes of the Dorm, you can check out this blog article!

The Heroes Team has made it possible for you to participate in the Heroes of the Dorm by creating your own bracket. With the chance of over $10,000 in cash prizes, and amazing computer accessories, this is an article you will hope you didn’t miss! During the show, Kilroy and Epicinsanity throw down the gantlets and challenge each other to see who’s going to win their own Heroes of the Dorm tournament!

Epicinsanity’s Bracket: To see, click here!
Kilroy’s Bracket: To see, click here!

 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! The second wing called Molten Core has been released. Check out this article about this wing! 

Also, this week Blizzard announced the ranked player leaders for the month of March. How did your favorite players rank this month?! Check out this ranking article! 

Diablo

Season 3 is now live! Since no one knows how long this season is going to last, you don’t want to waste any time. To keep up to date with this season, check out this article!  With Season 3 being live, that also means that Patch 2.2.0 is also live this week. Check out those changes here!

This past week’s Play Your Way Thursday highlights Kilka’s “Meteor Apocalypse” Wizard build. To check out this amazing, hard hitting build, head over to the official article. 

World of Warcraft

This past week was a big week for Warcraft fanart, and more! Blizzard announced that they are creating a selfie camera gallery to showcase some of the amazing selfies that people are taking inside the game. Check out the gallery here! You can also check out the new wallpapers, artwork and comic, check out this article here!

General Gaming News

BlizzCon tickets go on sale this week! If you are looking to get your hands on one of these exclusive tickets to this EPIC party, you will don’t want to miss this episode! Here is the official Blog. 

Here is the link you will want to bookmark in order to help you get those tickets! 

If you aren’t able to get your hands on one of the general admission tickets, you still have a chance at getting inside the convention hall on April 22nd by purchasing one of the Benefit tickets. For more information about these charity tickets, check out this article! 

Happy Ticket hunting and may the F5’s always be in your favor!

 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.)   Since its release this past week for the WoW Token its prices dropped dramatically from 30K to into the teens, what can we expect in the weeks to follow?

2 .) Should players be able to set the price for WoW tokens?

3.) How to prepare yourself this week to buy Blizzcon tickets?

4.) What can you do if you fail to get ahold of one during the rush but really do want to go?

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:  Quidditch 
Type: Quidditch 
Creator: Killersnake
Details: If you haven’t read or watched any of the Harry Potter movies, this game is a direct replica of the game played inside those movies! Flying around on a broom stick, throwing a ball through three rings and trying to catch the snitch!

Stupid Funability:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Ease of Play:

Epic- 4
Kilroy- 4
Overall Score – 4

AI Incorporated:

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5
Overall Score – 5

Replayability:

Epic- 5
Kilroy- 5
Overall Score – 5

Overall Score – 4.75

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: Super Smoked (Sculpture)
Creator: artanis-one

Community Spotlight: Lich King by Jorcerca
Check out the interview with the Warcraft Team here!

Where You Can Find Us:

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