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BlizzCon Getting Full Court Press From WoW Radio October 9, 2008

Filed under: Blizzard,Games,Other Folks,World of Warcraft,WoW Radio — Gwyddia @ 1:57 pm
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Didn’t manage to score tickets to BlizzCon? No, I didn’t either. Fear not! WoW Radio is on the job. Over the next several days they will be bringing us coverage until our ears bleed.

They are offering 6 streams, including mobile and high quality versions of both Panel Rooms. They will feature all panels and announcements, broadcast live via shoutcast audio, and made available for download as mp3 immediately after the fact. There will also be full studio coverage throughout the day with live shows from your favorite hosts, special guests and interviews. Will also be available as a download after the fact for those who miss it.

Bonus stuff that might not be available to the con-goer will include video interviews with personalities such as the stars of The Guild, prominent machinimators, community personalities, Blizzard staff and uber-guilds. Look for integrated Twitter support, updated in real-time, allowing listeners to easily see what’s coming up, any changes to the schedule, and when interviews will be available and streamed from the studio.


Weinercast Wednesday – Truth In Advertising October 8, 2008

The Weinercast is go! This week Araan and I discuss Big Game Hype. When does the hype kill the experience? When do big games live up to the hype? Featuring a special Fable II “advertisement”!


As always, the Weinercast is available on Gwyddia - Weinercast


Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we’ll address it on air next week!


And a non-iTunes link if you need it.


Also, as promised, here are the links for Fantastic Contraption and WoW Radio.


Review: Casually Hardcore on WoW Radio September 24, 2008

Filed under: 5 weiners,Other Folks,Rumors,World of Warcraft — Gwyddia @ 10:34 am
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Raiding raiding raiding.  Is World of Warcraft all about the endgame?  The folks at Casually Hardcore don’t think so, and they tell us all about it every Sunday at 12pm EST, 9am PDT (their local time) at  


CH is more than just a WoW show, however. The current hosts, Gnomewise, Iolite and Grail are all parents and “real live grownups” with jobs and responsibilities. As a result, CH becomes as much a show about balancing geekdom and family as it is about 5-man instances and in-game events.


The show doesn’t skimp on WoW content, though. During their recent “Masters of 5” series, Gnome, Io and Grail provided comprehensive walkthroughs of every 5-man Outland instance, complete with loot tables. Other shows have discussed the beta at length or talked about professions in exhaustive detail.


Interesting fan-made music and a weekly in-game dance party round out the program. Each week Gnome starts a musical preshow at 11:00 EST, 8:00 PST, and there is a lengthy music break during the show. Listeners can expect to hear everything from death metal to game-related filk, and everything in between. If you want to dance, head over to Booty Bay, Ratchet, or wherever Io throws the weekly party. Prepare to suicide like lemmings off the nearest cliff after the show.


For being an excellent, funny, well-balanced WoW-related radio show and podcast, Casually Hardcore gets 5 Weiners out of 5.





Casually Hardcore is available on Sundays at, or via iTunes as a Podcast soon after the broadcast.