Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fixing Hearthstone #2: Major Modal Megalomania

In the last installment of Fixing Hearthstone (http://tinyurl.com/m9d4fmd), we discussed adding depth and variety to deck types and gameplay through the addition of creature type to most of the minions in Hearthstone.  For the second installment, I want to address a problem totally unrelated to the base set of cards: There are way too many people playing way too many games in Ranked play.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Geek I/O Show: Episode 58 - "Supa-dupa-numma-one-smackdown"

This week on The Geek I/O Show, we were joined by our favorite Geek I/O logo maker, artist extraordinaire Darrel Shayler! He put the smack in the 2014 Summer Movie Smackdown. We discussed lollygagging, pulling out the pony clips, the big furry thing on your mic, taking a test at four in the morning, SHIELD brings the goodness, dreams of sushi, bad Fargo expectations, hail to the king, cars for snails for planes for rescue, Vista down under, future Justice League, Hearthstone on the iPad, How 2 Drain Your Dragon, and tranny adventures! Plus! We make our bids for the Geek I/O 2014 Summer Movie Smackdown! Join us on Geek I/O, won't you? We'll tell you what a jammy dodger is. If you like what you see and hear on Geek I/O and want to support us on a consistent basis, head on over to patreon.com/geekio where you can subscribe to our network and help us create better content, with new equipment and potentially no-ads (initially on the main show). You can donate any amount you wish, starting at $1/month.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Show X - Episode 144 - Hando gets paid to play PAX

Wayne and Ken are joined this week by special guest, Hando as he fills the guys in on his experiences at the Penny Arcade Expo, East. Ken is finally beginning his trek to adulthood this week as he begins learning how to drive. Wayne has decided that his life isn't painful enough with dance and martial arts, so he has decided to start running again. The guys both play some Hearthstone with all of the VtW gaming night peeps. Wayne has also caused some trouble by playing Call of Duty Black Ops 2 with Pawz2142 and get to hear some rage about how Pawz is "Obviously" a hacker.
In news, the guys look at how much money, Free to play games make each year, Nvidia's new $3,000 gaming card, Microsoft's position to force people to update their systems, and they ask the question, "Is morality in gaming, outdated?"

Show Notes:
http://media.vtwproductions.com/forum/index.php?topic=11372.0

Video Link:
http://youtu.be/dqLCIhIbCqM

URL: http://media.blubrry.com/showx/media.vtwproductions.com/archive/showx/vtw-showx-2014-04-20.mp3
Enclosure: http://http://media.blubrry.com/showx/media.vtwproductions.com/archive/showx/vtw-showx-2014-04-20.mp3

Fixing Hearthstone #1: Tribal Knowledge

Dorothy: Demons, Murlocs, and Beasts?
Lion: Demons, Murlocs and Beasts!
Scarecrow: Demons, Murlocs and Beasts (oh, my)!
All: Demons, Murlocs, and Beasts (oh, my)!
Captain Greenskin: What about the PIRATES!?
Dorothy: Aw, sorry Cap’n. Everyone knows pirates suck, so no one builds a pirate deck.

I was critical of the Hearthstone base set design in my review (you can read it here: http://tinyurl.com/pdb56r5), and I want to reiterate what I said at the end of that review: Hearthstone does have a lot of promise.  Further, I believe gaping holes in the base set are holding the game back the most from realizing its true potential as a great online CCG.  Thus, I feel like I should offer what I consider to be solutions to the design shortcomings of the base set.  

Friday, April 18, 2014

As I head out of town for this holiday weekend.  I wanted to wish everyone a Safe and Wonderful Easter from everyone at Indeed Podcast.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Geek I/O Show: Episode 57 - Breakup after Game of Thrones, with RevnGeek

This week on The Geek I/O Show, we were joined by Cliff Haddox aka Revngeek who helped us fuel the Internet fire and stir up a big pot of something. We discussed tablet face, using Michael Bay as a trigger word, Hearthstone is the only reason to own an iPad, two turn-tablets and a microphone (where it's at!), loose connections bring on the Blue Screen of Death, tiny star ships, CJ's new toys, mobile app card games with no instructions, Meh of Steel, too fat to fit it in, Game of Thrones' boob-focused episodes, Agents of SHIELD finally living up to it's potential, Frozen has consumed everything (but produced adorable sound clips), passing kidney stones while playing Diablo III, borking your Galaxy Note, the three week long hour, Saturday Night Beaver, Vanilla Ice flipping houses, and eating at Five Iron Frenzy Guys! Plus! Jaz loves sappy girl music and more guilty pleasures revealed at the Geek Out Round Table!

No Excuses - Episode 126 - Action PAX'd

This week: Invasion! the guys are joined by Hando for a look at PAX East and the stuff announced there. Nintendo drops an info bomb on Smash Bros 4, Hearthstone gets an expansion and trolling with Loadout!

Have something to say? Send your emails to noexcusesvtw@gmail.com.
Email question of the week: PAX East! Did you go? Tell us about the awesome stuff you saw!

URL: http://media.blubrry.com/noexcuses/media.vtwproductions.com/archive/noexcuses/vtw-ne-04-13-14.mp3
Enclosure: http://media.blubrry.com/noexcuses/media.vtwproductions.com/archive/noexcuses/vtw-ne-04-13-14.mp3