Episode 98 – “Jelly Bean Roulette”

Episode 98

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 98 entitled “Jelly Bean Roulette”

We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, March 13th, 2016. On this week’s show we talk about Heroes of the Storm players being nice, Whispers of the Old Gods, an Overwatch release date and patch, and then onto our World of Warcraft discussion. Then we introduce a new Blizzard Arcade game. Then we wrap up the show by saying our weekly goodbyes. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 98 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Our Weekly Top 5

Top 5 Saltiest Overwatch Comments of the Week

5.) shoutouts to blizzard for not sending me a beta for overwatch even tho i preordered the deluxe version :[  (Twitter)
4.) i love that i get to keep updating overwatch even though i’m never gonna get to play it :))) (Twitter)
3.) hey blizzard, can you collect some highlights from the beta and upload it? the community stuff is garbage. (Youtube)
2.) so…preordering doesnt get yu closed beta priority,just two days earlier access to open beta…in May…beyond ridiculous (Twitter)
1.) *You have to listen to Episode 98 to find out!*

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

This past week over on ZAM.com, there was an article published that talks about how Heroes of the Storm players are more friendly and nice then other MOBA players our there. The article shows university backed research that explains that team work and a team focused game helps keep the players acting more positive towards each other. Do you feel that this is true? Either way, you should definately check out the article here!

Also, as the Spring Heroes of the Storm Championships are getting closer. You won’t want to miss all the action as it ramps up. Check out the full list of teams and brackets here!

Hearthstone News Banner

This past week during the Hearthstone Winter Championships, the Hearthstone team announced a new upcoming expansion to the game called “Whispers of the Old Gods.” This expansion will introduce new cards that show case the Old Gods and their powers from World of Warcraft, and will come with an additional 134 new cards! If you want to exclusive card back for the game, you will have to spend $49.99 for 50 packs. But to indulge yourself with all the information about this expansion, check out the offical release here!

Also this past week, the Hearthstone team announced an upcoming feature called “Deck Recipes” which will assist new players with the deck creation process. What are your thoughts about having community created decks being able to inserted into this feature? Weigh in on this discussion over here on the announcement page!

Overwatch News Banner

This past week was an extremely busy week for the Overwatch team, not only did they release another patch to the Beta, including a new map, and then without much surprise (Thanks IGN!) we received an Overwatch release date announcement! Coming May 24th, 2016, we will be playing Overwatch on LIVE servers! If you pre-order Overwatch, you and a friend will get early access to the Open Beta on May 3–4, and then onto the open beta which will run May 5-9th. So make sure you pre-order before the End of April! Check out the full announcement here! 

World of Warcraft News Banner

This week’s World of Warcraft discussion topics:

1.) Community Manager Zarhym no longer works for Blizzard. 🙁
2.) PVP Developer Update
3.) New Arena coming to Legion!

 

Blizzard Arcade Coverage Banner

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: Chop Farms v0.36
Type: Strategy
Creator:  Trav
Details: Fast paced strategy game based on Warcraft 2 custom map. Chop through mineral fields to attack your enemies.

Final Rating (1-5): 3

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 3
Kilroy – 3

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Personal Twitter: @KilroyKT, @Epic_Insanity

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