As foretold by the prophecies, this episode is all about Blizard's strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It's a game that's had its hooks in me for over a year now, but one that I've had little success in getting friends to try out. But last week Aaron and I agreed that he would do some homework by trying the game out so that we could talk about it on the show.
You'd think that it'd be easy to get people to try out a game that's amazing and free and available on pretty much every desktop and mobile device imaginable, but the only surefire way that I've found to get people to try it out is to assign homework. Yes, I'm lots of fun at parties.
Anyway, I don't want to give anything away about what Aaron thought about Hearthstone except to say that it sounds like he's going to be assigning himself some additional Hearthstone Homework. Some "extra credit," if you will. For this week and potentially for several weeks to come.
Also, this is an exciting week for us because we have our first official sponsor! John Schultz has sponsored Techdown by supplying us with beer (AKA "Podcast Fuel") for tonight's episode. And as a lover of animals, John would like to remind all Techdown listeners to "Adopt, don't shop." If you're looking for a furry new addition to your family, there are countless animals looking to be rescued from your local Humane Society or adoption agency - Aaron, John, and I have all had amazing experiences adopting our cats and dogs, and we're sure you will as well.