Episode 66 – “On Use: Death Ring”


Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 66 titled On Use: Death Ring

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, June 21st, 2015. And was released on Tuesday June 23rd 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 release of Patch 6.2, the legendary ring quest, and timewalking dungeons. But then before you know it, we are onto the StarCade! This week we cover a Blizzard Arcade game called Super Star Bros Brawl! Then we discuss the Hearthstone feature Tavren Brawl, the Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict trailer, and The Whispers of Oblivion coming to the StarCraft Legacy of the Void beta. Then we take a look at another amazing Blizzard Community Creation! Then we move onto the IceBox where Zach accepts the challenge and joins 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 66 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast.

Attention: Sunday, June 28th at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central / 6pm Pacific) We will be recording Episode 67 LIVE on the Internet over at Twitch.tv/FrozeNerdz!

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Blizzard Entertainment News (June 15th – 21st, 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

MORE BALANCE!!! And even more balance coming to the Legacy of the Void beta! To read all about these June 17th updates, check out this article!

If you want to stay up to date with the changes to the StarCraft Ranked play for Season 2 and 3, check out this blog that the StarCraft team posted!

At the PC Gaming Show at E3, the StarCraft Team announced that Whispers of Oblivion will be a short series of missions to bridge the gap between Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void! Check out the article here and watch the video here:

Heroes of the Storm

Do all Roads lead to BlizzCon? For some Heroes of the Storm players, they just may! The Heroes of the Storm championship series will have the top teams competing for a chance at a $200,000 prize pool! Check out the the details here!

Also the North American tournament schedule has been posted! To mark your calendar with the dates, check out this article! 

The Eternal Conflict, a new expansion coming to Heroes of the Storm, was announced earlier this month. And now here is all the information you need to know all about it! 

Also there is an Overview of the Teams who will be competing in the June Heroes Open! To find out more about your favorite teams, check out this article!

Some updates were posted for the Heroes of the Storm Hearthstone card back reward you can check out details on this in the Heroes blog!

Did you have a chance at using the 100% XP boost event this week?! You have until Wednesday June 24th to take advantage of it. We hope you got your account to level 30. For more information, check out this article! 

Also a glimpse at some of the new Heroes and Hero skins to be making their way into the Eternal Conflict is available! Who is your favorite?!  Check them all out there!

The Heroes of the Storm fan art contest has come to a close! We hope you were able to get your submissions in for the June 23rd deadline! To check out all the rules and prizes, check out this article!

This past week the first ever PC Gaming Show hosted by PC Gamer took place at E3 where Blizzard entertainment took place in this Epic event, a recap of their segment of this show is now available for viewing!

You can also check out our YouTube videos we uploaded this last week! Subscribe at YouTube.com/FrozeNerdz


Hearthstone

Tavern Brawl goes live, and here are all the patch notes! 

Another Hearthstone tv spot is now available for Tinkmaster Overspark addressing the media on why the squirrel sucks in combat!
 

Diablo

Demon Coyote joins the 8th Play Your Way live stream which is now up on video on demand! Check it out here! 

Overwatch

Images on twitter of an unknown figure breaking into an Overwatch facility were posted to twitter ! The tweet was later removed but the teaser has made its mark! Who could this new figure be?!

Gaming in General

The BlizzCon Costume contest sign ups are    now open! If you have the awesome cosplay skills,  you definitely should sign up now! Entries will close on July 22nd or until 100 people have signed up! Sign up here!

Massive news came out at E3 one of which had gamers cheering a new Remake of Final Fantasy 7 was making its way onto the PS4!

In other big news at E3 Starfox Zero will be making its way onto the Wii soon for you to do all the Barrel Rolls!

Big News for Xbox players who have been hesitant to upgrade to the xbox 1 new Backwards compatibility features were announced at E3 and will make their way onto the console this fall

World of Warcraft

Patch 6.2 Arrives today!!!!  Are you “prepared”to join the Legion or will you stand against them as one of  Azeroth’s Greatest Champions? Find out all the information you need here!

Raid Schedule has been released for Hellfire Citadel! Normal and heroic will be available with the June 23rd launch of Patch 6.2! And LFR and Mythic to come! For more information, head over here!

The Road ahead is now paved now for the rest of the legendary quest line for our rings! Will all your hard work pay off? Find out more about the quest line here!

The Arena World Championships will be taking place again at Blizzcon 2015! Players will be fighting for a chance at a piece of a $250,000 Dollar Prize pool. For all the Arena WCS, check out this article!

The Live QA for patch 6.2 is now up on VoD in case you haven’t had a chance to see it! Check out the article here! 

Do you have an awesome name that you have been wanting but it just isn’t available? Soon players who have not logged onto their characters since December 7th 2010 will have their names released to the available pools for your server! Check out all the information here!

In France this past Sunday,  the World of Warcraft crew rocked out at Hellfest! To find out more information about this article. 

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 Things to Do in Patch 6.2….
10.)Swim in the green water maybe you’ll get super powers!
9.)Go back to the Dark portal to review your handy work.
8.) Reenact the Scene from lion king where the cinematic took place
7.) Finally get a rare mount from one of those old raids
6.) Look for Illidan he’s got to be in Dreanor somewhere! right?
5.) Find a quiet spot to fish and ponder going back in time to do dungeons that are in the future but were released in the past with future difficulty?… wait let me start over…
4.)Find 20 people to do 5 man mythics dungeons, that’s how it works right?
3.)Still confused on the answer to number 5 ask Lore he knows
2.) Take your Female Night Elf or Orc for an eye turning jog
1.)*You’ll have to listen to the show to find out Number 1*

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- Patch 6.2 Discussion overall feelings of the Direction of the patch?

2- Legendary Rings now final; how do we feel about the on use ability?

3- Will timewalking be fun or useful for normal and heroic tier raiders?

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:   Super Star Bros Brawl
Type:  Smash Brothers Brawler
Creator: Knoch
Details: 

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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 – 1
Kilroy – 1
Overall Score – 1

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: Tavern Brawl is available. Have you played it?

Heroes of the Storm: Eternal Conflict has been announced, what’s that all mean!?

StarCraft: Whispers of Oblivion

 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: No One Lives Forever
Creator:  ZetFix

Title: Overwatch: Tracer fanart!

Creator:Benlo

Where You Can Find Us:

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E-mail: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com

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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

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