MTBS #40: CDPR Hacked, Anthem's Fate in the Air, and Casting News
CD Projekt Red was hacked, EA's deciding Anthem's fate, and some actors were cast in roles that seem less than ideal....
This week Nick is joined by hosts from WoW! Talk!, Warcraft Reloaded, The Tauren & the Goblin, and Push the Point to discuss BlizzConline that happened this weekend. Nick kicks off the main panel with Rei and Eric from WoW! Talk! And Kurabara from Dropping Spicy and Clan of Three.
The panel starts by discussing their impressions of BlizzConline. Eric mentions that he liked the interface and how easy it was to watch the panels on YouTube, while Kurabara complains about having to choose between panels. Nick mentions that Blizzard could have stretched this out over a week and not had to program against themselves. Then they talk about the Blizzard Arcade announcement, and Eric shares his experience playing Rock ‘N Roll Racing.
Bob, Mel, and CognitivePit from Overwatch discuss the Burning Crusade Classic announcement. They talk about blood elves and draenai being made available in the pre-patch so players can get a jump on getting to max level. They also talk about the attention Classic got as they were the first franchise featured after Brack’s introduction and even had developers present for the WoW Dev Q&A. They also look at how the character copying will work when transitioning from Classic to Burning Crusade.
The main panel discusses the World of Warcraft Chains of Domination content update. Eric is excited for the new raid. Rei has questions about the cinematic. They talk about flying coming and the updates to the covenant campaigns.
Katie from the The Tauren & the Goblin joins Nick to talk about the Patch 9.1 cinematic in detail. Katie is hyped up for the lore implications. Nick was underwhelmed at first. They debate if Anduin is playing the situation properly but they are looking forward to seeing what happens to Sylvanas next.
The panel reviews some of the other presentations from BlizzConline. They talk about the debut of the Wandering Ancient mount. Nick praises Andrea Toyias and her work on the Voice actor panels.
They also talk briefly about the Hearthstone expansion announcement. Eric is excited for Diablo II Resurrected crossplay. Nick liked the rogue video for Diablo IV and appreciated the focus on the ears.
Jarret joins Ramses and Lobosco from Push the Point to discuss the Overwatch 2 Behind the Scenes panel which revealed what to expect with Overwatch 2 PVE. They also discussed the lack of announcements regarding PvP in Overwatch 2.
Finally, the main panel wraps up the show talking about the Karmic joke that was Metallica’s performance, as streamed on Twitch.
Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Combat games.
Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.
Auto mechanic, car enthusiast, gamer, runner and almost never serious, Eric has been ditching responsibilities and gaming since age 7. His favorite genres are FPS and racing, although most of his game time is currently spent on WoW
Katie is a long time gamer who has fallen in love with multiple genres. She started young by playing Nintendo 64, Spyro, and Blizzard games such as Warcraft II with family, then eventually moved into playing games in both my leisure time and as a occupation. She loves being immersed in different universes and exploring the characters that live in them, as well as just playing games for a good time.
Rei is the 1 of the 5 SEELE members and the Back Office Manager at MTB. She enjoys social gaming ( AKA gaming as a group IRL and GW / WoW ), cooking, anime, and spending WAY too much time organizing or making more spreadsheets.
IT System Engineer by day, avid gamer by night! Bob has been gaming his entire life and first started standing on a chair playing the arcade version of Super Mario Bros. Now he plays all kinds of games but focuses mainly on Overwatch.
Julian is an Overwatch podcaster and host of Push the Point. He's an avid fan of Disney movies, Star Wars, and losing SR points. You can typically find him watching/playing Overwatch, or watching Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
LoBosco is an esports broadcaster who has wandered his way over to podcasting. As if casting every chance he can wasn't enough, now he wants to talk about Overwatch League as much as he casts. You can hear him with Ramses on Push the Point.
Cory has been gaming ever since he fished an NES out of a trash can. A broad gamer who enjoys everything from FPS, Racing, RPGs, MMOS, RTS, World Building, Puzzles, Dating, Horror, Cooking, Sports. If its a game I will give it a try.
Mel loves playing video games during her free time. She didn't grow up as a gamer but quickly fell in love with it when she started. She mainly plays Classis World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone.
We go over the Kingsmourne cinematic for the Chains of Domination patch and then debate which zone is smelliest.
Kura is out this week, and Lobosco of Push the Point tags in to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Dropping Spicy Duos Tournament, and talk about the fall of Wraith!
We're here with our second episode from the giant event in early February, this time discussing all the details of patch 5.5!
Discussing the Developers Round Table, SF in Fortnite, reviewing the MK trailer, and breaking down the Guilty Gear Strive Beta!
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