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Fri, 24 Jun 2022 23:00:53 +0000

We’ve made it to another weekend, and what a weekend it is! Not only are we somehow in the last weekend of June (X_X) but it’s also the start of Summer Games Done Quick! If you couldn’t tell by my exclamation points or haven’t seen me tweet-vomit during past events, I am very excited for...


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:00:09 +0000

Large stretches of the United States have been facing unpleasant heat in recent weeks, so many of us are thinking icy thoughts. And no critter in the land of cuteness knows about ice, snow, and chill more than polar bears. So if you need a change in temperature as well as a giant helping of...


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000

The season is heating up and that means it is time for one of the best weeks of the year: Summer Games Done Quick. This philanthropic event showcases some of the best speedrunners from around the world, and it’s coming to Twitch from June 26 through July 2. The summer events support Doctors Without Borders,...


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:08:22 +0000

It’s Friday! Finally! Time to get some drinks with tiny umbrellas in them and celebrate.


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:30:55 +0000

This week we discuss the new announcements surrounding the Dragonflight expansion, the Season format for Overwatch 2, Arclight Rumble’s concerning pay-to-advance monetization vibe, and the details of the new Necromancer class for Diablo IV. You can listen to the podcast directly from this post or click on download icon in the upper right corner of...


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:00:17 +0000

I haven’t been running as many TTRPG games lately as I’m used to, so when I got to run our latest D&D Spectacular, I very deliberately went into it throwing everything I possibly could at the players. Callbacks to the first game we ever played, lots of references to each character’s big mysteries, the works. And...


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:00:41 +0000

I keep wondering if WoW Classic has to be done with content after Wrath Classic. Part of me wonders if they could, or even should, keep releasing the various World of Warcraft expansions, from Cataclysm onwards. We Know that Wrath Classic won’t include things like Dungeon Finder — would players like a Cataclysm Classic that did away with Raid Finder? Could...


Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:45 +0000

Wrath of the Lich King Classic should be here by the end of the year, and I can’t wait to revisit Northrend and relive some of my favorite encounters. Many in the community are expecting Paladins to be a popular class while others expect the new Death Knight class to fill up the servers. Whatever...


Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:00:52 +0000

This week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl has a great name: Shake, Deathrattle and Roll. But unfortunately that’s where the greatness ends. There’s a lot of frustrating RNG in this Brawl, and it took me a half dozen attempts to score a win and pick up a pack. Matches can be slow because of the multitude of Deathrattle...


Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:00:16 +0000

Happy Thursday, and welcome to the Queue! I am definitely your regularly scheduled Mitch, who else could I be? This Queue was written while I played World of Warcraft for the first time in months (holy cats I left a lot to do in ZM), so I’m definitely excited for the questions. Let’s dive in! (Note: No Old Gods were injured in the writing of this Queue.)


Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:00:28 +0000

Dragonflight opened up for preorders this week, and the latest World of Warcraft expansion will continue the trend of previous expansions and offer a physical Collector’s Edition as well. While the price tag is substantial — $130 before shipping and taxes in the US — it includes all the digital rewards that you get with the...


Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:00:20 +0000

While I wait for the arrival of Dragonflight later this year I’ve started farming mounts from older expansions that I hadn’t gotten around to before. While I’ve been lucky with some of them, others are giving me a headache — the Blazing Drake that drops from the Madness of Deathwing is the current target of...


Wed, 22 Jun 2022 22:30:57 +0000

I really like a lot about Diablo Immortal. I’m enjoying leveling up, seeing the story, the character customization options (with many, many sliders),  and I even like the gameplay, except for a few weird moments on the PC beta where I can’t seem to get button clicks to register. I’ve been playing the game since launch, and...


Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:00:12 +0000

Wrath of the Lich King Classic is coming fast, and Blizzard knows people are already trying to get characters to max level on current Burning Crusade Classic servers in order to be ready the first day. And that’s why they’re going to have a special bonus XP event to make it easier for those players...


Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:00:48 +0000

I don’t know how Diablo 3 keeps sucking me back in. I’m playing both Diablo Immortal and Diablo 2: Resurrected as well as a slew of other games, and yet here I am, playing Diablo 3 again. I think it’s still my favorite Diablo (yes, I like it more than D2, you’re free to disagree but please don’t try and convince me otherwise) and Diablo 4 won’t be here until next year. Honestly, that deal when I subscribed to WoW for a year and got Diablo 3 free? It turned out to be an excellent deal for me, because I have gotten a decade of fun out of this game.


Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:30:30 +0000

This week, we explore the how Azeroth’s fathers have been used to advance the plot including Saurfang, Varian, Sylvanas’ father, Jaina’s dad, and more. You can listen to the podcast directly from this post or click on download icon along the lower bar of the player below to listen on your own device. Also note,...


Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:00:02 +0000

Every year, the tilting of Azeroth brings us season after season. As surely as winter changes directly back into summer, the Qiraji Guardling will begin spawning once again. In fact, it’s already started! The Qiraji Guardling spawns only from the summer solstice until the autumnal equinox. The former happened earlier this week, which means you...


Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:00:20 +0000

Please note that I am not asking what the best platform is in terms of playing video games — these are to some degree a matter of taste and thus utterly subjective and it’s a lot easier and less contentious to ask people what they like, rather than what they believe to be best. For myself,...


Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:40:54 +0000

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight expansion pre-orders are now available, and there are a few surprises in store for folks checking out the next expansion. First up, Dragonflight will be available on or before December 31, 2022, so Blizzard currently believes it can and will launch Dragonflight before the end of the year. If you remember what happened with Shadowlands’ delayed launch,...


Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:00:38 +0000

I’m really glad Kate Bush is seeing a bit of the resurgence she deserves, but if we stop at Running Up That Hill I’m gonna be real annoyed. This is The Queue, where you ask us questions and we’re probably in the attic in a bean bag chair listening to some records. We’ll be down in a few. Be cool. Don’t tell mom.

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