Episode 256 – Immortal Lessons Were Learned!

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 256 called “Immortal Lessons Were Learned!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.

On this week’s show, we start off by talking about our past weeks in video games, and then we move right onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussions. This week we talk about the Pride Pin from the Blizzard Gear store, the Twitch and StarCraft team up, J. Allen Brack talks about lessons learned from the Diablo Immortal announcement, the Hearthstone Dalaran Heist releases new content, Heroes of the Storm has a birthday, the Overwatch Workshop tales of success, more coming from the Overwatch Franchise, and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we talk more about the latest interview with Ion Hazzikostas about Patch 8.2.

But then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

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It’s June, and that means, it’s Pride Month! And to celebrate, Blizzard Entertainment has released a special limited edition Blizzard Logo pin!

From now until July 31, 2019 or while supplies last for this promotion, Blizzard Entertainment will donate the purchase price from the sale of each Blizzard Pride pin to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. To learn more, visit thetrevorproject.org/.

If you are in crisis right now, or are going through a rough patch. Consider reaching out to the Trevor Project or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK [8255]. You are never alone, you can always reach out to the Trevor Project and text chat with them 24/7.

The StarCraft team has joined forces Twitch Prime in order to release another exclusive StarCraft loot drop for everyone. Starting today, Twitch Prime can bring you some special loot to enhance your experience, including announcer and co-op commander Commander packs as well as all-new console skins, portraits, race banners, sprays, emoticons, and more! You have until July 9, 2019 to receive your Vorazun Co-op Commander pack!

Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack recently spoke with IGN, saying the studio learned “A huge number of lessons” from the less-than-warmly-received Diablo Immortal reveal. Read more about it here.

Hearthstone releases Chapter III: Streets of Dalaran and Chapter IV: The Underbelly of the Dalaran Heist adventure. So if you want to battle it out against the latest content and newest bosses in Hearthstone, check them out today!

Happy Birthday Heroes of the Storm! The game went live back on June 2, 2015. Oh, the memories!

The Overwatch Workshop has some unbelievable powers and brings unlimited potential to the game on a creative level. And recently, Papa Jeff talked about it on the forums revealing some interesting stats. Did you know that Unoverwatch is the number one played Workshop game?! Learn more about it here.

Jay Allan Brack in an interview seems to hint heavily at other games existing internally to the Overwatch IP, Obviously not a surprise concept as Hearthstone exists inside of World of Warcraft, and soon to be Diablo Immortal will exist inside of Diablo’s. But what kind of IP extensions could you expect from OW?

Recently, Ion Hazzikostas sat down with Forbes to talk about the “one of the larger content updates ever made for World of Warcraft, Rise of Azshara, is on its way soon™.” And we deep dive into the interview to discuss such a bold statement! Read the whole interview here.

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