Episode 91 – Novawatch

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“Voice chat is coming to Battle.net, Play by sound in Overwatch, We keep hearing Whispers from the Tavern in Hearthstone and Nova is ready to make some noise in Starcraft 2…”


Introudction

Last week we forgot about Azmodunk! How is it possible?!


General Blizzard

Blizzchat is on the way!


Starcraft 2

Nova: Covert Ops got a release date


Overwatch

Animated Shorts got a teaser and then finally got released yesterday Overwatch: Recall. We also find out what’s to come – Lore-wise and soon we could be playing by sound


Hearthstone

We discuss Old Gods cards revealed from the week in Hearthstone


Last Orders

#FakeGods is here. Every day until Old Gods is released we’ll be revealing a card created by ourselves or the community.

Episode 69 – Lore Galore

This week Blizzard has given us two new YouTube videos and they promise to release more books in a not too distant future. It’s every lore geek’s wet dream! It’s lore galore!


LOL of the week


General Blizzard

Blizzard teams up with Random House: 2 new books on the way.


Starcraft 2

Reclamation is out! Nice little video in similar style to Lords of War to increase the hype for the new Starcraft expansion.
Marty: “Watch it! So amazing!”


Overwatch

New Overwatch Heroes have been announced. The ‘Junkers‘ have arrived.


Hearthstone

Ben Brode recently gave an interview to PC Gamer.

 

Episode 64 – Yearning Legion

Gamescom had a lot revelations and new content for us to enjoy in all of the Blizzard worlds and I have a feeling we weren’t prepared for all of this…


The News

World of Warcraft

Just incase you didn’t know a new expansion has been annouced: Legion

Main Features

  • New Hero Class – Demon Hunter!
  • New Continent – The Broken Isles
  • Artifact Weapons
  • Class Order Halls
  • Adventure to Level 110
  • New Dungeons and Raids
  • New Honor System
  • Level 100 Character Boost
  • New World Bosses

Starcraft 2

Allied Commanders is coming soon as part of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, bringing with it a variety of open-ended cooperative experiences to explore and conquer’

Co-op PvE Starcraft – looks like another new way to draw people into the game and also give the game extra longevity outside of Standard Multiplayer. Nice feature we think!


Heroes of the Storm

New heroes and new battleground have been annouced!

New Heroes:

  • Kharazim – Monk – Support – Diablo (First Support from Diablo Universe)
  • Rexxar – Beastmaster – Warrior – Warcraft
  • Artanis – Protoss – Warrior – Starcraft (First Warrior from Starcraft)
  • Medic – Unit – Support – Starcraft

New BG : Infernal Shrines

“Infernal Shrines is a three-lane Diablo-themed Battleground featuring three shrines that will periodically gather power. Teams can unleash this power by activating a shrine, defeating its guardians, and summoning a devastating Punisher to fight for them. These powerful bosses will spawn with one of three deadly affixes—Arcane, Frozen, or Mortar— and will hunt down nearby enemy Heroes as well as pushing the lane closest to their shrine.”

They added the lovely arcane spell that everyone loves in Diablo (if you got the item that makes you immune)


Hearthstone

New mechanic in Hearthstone, Jousting. New ranked rewards and new cards!

 

Episode 61 – Starcraft Fridge Magnets

New heroes announced for both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, the world first kill in Warcraft has been found, but the biggest news of the week is definitely the Starcraft Fridge magnets!


General Blizzard

Loads of new stuff in the BlizzStore, We discuss our possible purchases in the future.


Overwatch

Soldier 76 (not 77) is reporting for duty


Heroes of the Storm

We take a look at the Hero spotlight of King Leoric


Starcraft 2

Pre-purchase for Legacy of the Void is available including the prologue


World of Warcraft

And the World first mythic clear for Hellfire Citadel goes to… ???

Mercenary mode to be added to Ashran and unrated Battlegrounds.


Subject of the week – Warcraft the movie

Episode 39: Love, Leaks, Lunar

“Love is in the air in Azeroth, Hearthstone welcomes Lunar New Year and Blizzard News has leaked everywhere…” 


General Blizzard

An article was posted (then pulled, and reposted) on Yahoo Finance with leaks from inside Blizzard HQ. We are going through all of these leaks/rumors and give our opinion about it.


Hearthstone

The new card back for this months play has been released and it’s inspired by Lunar New Year

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World of Warcraft

Love is in the air and you can as usual get a few pets, some mounts and 635 epics.

Episode 32: Loot Drama

“The launch of Warlords of Draenor haven’t been the best expansion launch but we managed to get through. The pitchforks are back in the barn… for now.”


Starcraft 2

Even though you are a pro starcraft player you can’t just say anything you like which this player found out when he tweeted he was about to rape his opponent.


Heroes of the Storm

Over on the official site for Heroes of the Storm John Hodgson has made a blog post about how they stay true to the characters when designing new heroes.

And speaking of design. The winter veil skins has just been released on the site as well and they look very jolly!

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World of Warcraft

There has been ups and downs following the launch of Warlords of Draenor. The launch had some troubles because of a DDOS attack which made logging in harder than it should be. Another reason for long queues and login trouble was due to the fact that the expansion has brought in loads of both returning and new players. This means the subscription number is back up to about 10 millions active accounts. But Blizzard did apologize for the not so great launch so they decided to give the players almost a week worth of free game time. Apology accepted.

Blizzard did start a little storm themselves when they first reverted the new personal loot system for 5 man dungeons to old need/greed system. Even more people got upset about this change so the pitchforks found they way back onto the forums and Twitter so Blizzard decided to revert the revert.

Episode 30: David M. Adams Tweeted Me A Picture

“Thank god there isn’t that much news after this years Blizzcon. We might actually have to shorten the show today.”


We are talking about all the goodies that got announced at Blizzcon.

The big announcement was their new game Overwatch which is a multiplayer FPS. The whole announcement was just so amazing and what we saw so far looked awesome.

The eternal struggle between Goblins and Gnomes will be the main theme of the new expansion for Hearthstone.

Loads of new things for the up coming patches of Diablo 3 which included new legendaries, new area, new season, just new stuff.

Legacy of the Void is the new expansion for Starcraft 2 and we did get a sneak peek at what’s in store.

A few new heroes and new battlegrounds was also announced for Heroes of the Storm – including a beta date for January already.

Also a big thanks to all the people I tweeted with during Blizzcon. Was super fun to live tweet and thanks for the picture you sent me David M. Adams from the Overwatch booth at Blizzcon.

The “Thom is in Canada” segment has music from bensound.com