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.

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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

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