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S2E13 - The Blunder of Blizzcon

November 19, 2018

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 13 of the All Things Geekery Podcast: The Blunder of Blizzcon

In this episode, the Geeks will be talking about this year’s Blizzcon - What’s become of it, What they are doing for the community, What new announcements Blizzard brought to the table, and we’ll be dropping our opinions and covering the controversy regarding Diablo!

Show Notes

  • We jump in and review the flow of the conference! You would think the types of conferences would have a good flow to them.  This year's Blizzcon had some extremely awkward moments
  • eSports and how Blizzard has contributed to the success, and how they are helping propel the future
  • How does Blizzard continue to make good games, what are they doing right and how they are still drawing fans into the world of gaming
  • Blizzard did a thing and created a fund for the Mercy Breast Cancer research, which they were able to donate the single largest donation from a company
  • Starcraft 2 - We review what makes this game so strong in the competitive RTS realm and what might happen with the story

  • Heroes of the Storm - We take a look at the new direction Blizzard is going in hero creation and what it's going to do for the future of the game
  • World of Warcraft - We review the state of the game and discuss how a lot of the fans are feeling towards this long-running series!
  • World of Warcraft Classic was announced at the conference - Can we say Nostalgia and what does this re-release bring to the community and will it be received well
  • Overwatch - Dominating the cinematography gaming world, and we review the newly announced hero Ashe
  • Warcraft 3 Reforged - Need we say more!
  • Hearthstone - We review the new expansion that was announced, our love for these types of card games and what new mechanics could be delivered

  • The controversy over Diablo Immortal - the Geeks jump into all of the craziness flying around on social media, and what the announcement of Diablo Immortal being a mobile-only could do to the company!
  • Last, of all, we give our conclusions on the overall conference, the future of Blizzard and how they might recover from the negativity surrounding Blizzcon, and the Diablo franchise!


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