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Mar 30, 2016

Episode 18 of the Cavalry is here!  Join Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and Matt Zornes aka Slambo as we discuss way, way too much stuff going on in the world of Overwatch.

First and foremost, if you thought Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her scandalous photos--she doesn't have crap on Tracer.  The group discusses the sudden controversy surrounding Tracer's Blinking buttocks. Links about this can be found here: http://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-victory-pose-cut-after-fan-complains-that-its-over-sexualized/

And the Jeff Kaplan response is here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743015583?page=11#210

Then, it's onto much less important stuff, such as the Recall video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WhdXPaUd8 and its potential Easter Egg heroes: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/34914-the-most-likely-new-heroes-shown-in-recall

Wait, didn't Easter JUST happen? I've lost track.

Next, the team discusses the new map.  Get your kicks on Route 66! http://blizzardwatch.com/2016/03/23/overwatch-map-preview-gallery-route-66/

And just wait, this patch had an entirely new GAME MODE? Overwatch Brawls are discussed, the link with the datamining you're looking for is here: http://www.overpwn.com/news/151-a-full-list-of-datamined-overwatch-brawls-in-patch

Also, the Kaplan interview we allude to is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o-A0jKuDAU

New Battle.net launcher Alpha tests the voice system across all games: http://us.battle.net/en/forum/topic/20742854827

After all this, the team makes a quick prediction about the future of Overwatch eSports, referring to the article: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/news/34853-how-soon-can-we-expect-official-overwatch-esports

And then just when you thought I couldn't fit any more links into this, we discussed the patches we've missed, which are at:

March 17: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20743034851

March 22: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742805135

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Mar 16, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls!  Episode 17 of the Cavalry is in our midst.  In it, Kevin Ellis aka Multizord, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord, and--waking up from his nap--Matt Zornes, aka Slambo talk some Overwatch!

There can be no doubt that the Olive Warbler is poised to be the most significant bird in the Overwatch universe...period.

The boys first discuss the merits and disadvantages to cross-platform play, referring to the following article:

http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/letter-chris-charla-idxbox-updates-gdc/

Next, there was a big Tracer reveal in Heroes of the Storm, and uh...well, we called it. Big time. Here's that link:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDPYhIW0AEIAgl.jpg

In further news, Cloud 9 sponsored googleme, and is onto becoming one of the scene's top teams for sure.  If only they could take care of that pesky IDDQD...

http://cloud9.gg/news/c9-overwatch

Speaking of IDDQD, they killed it in both the GosuGamers Weekly EU and NA #7 this week.  Which sort of prompted the main discussion--do severe beat downs in Overwatch feel TOO bad?

For Community Content shoutouts, we have Falcon_Kick's Overwatch Hero Meta Report, found at: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/49ja9b/overwatch_hero_meta_report_3_are_we_balanced_yet/

And the GosuGamers caster, Hex, did an Overwatch Power Rankings of the pro teams here: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/features/4821-hex-s-overwatch-power-rankings-2

Last but not least, the patch had a significant impact. The team discusses it, as well as a quick overview of the new map, Ilios! http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742695178

And of course MOAR SKINZ OMGZORD: http://www.overpwn.com/news/143-new-overwatch-skins-new-map-ilios-official-beta

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Mar 9, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, Episode 16 is here!  Join Kevin Ellis aka Multizord and Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord as they discuss the FREAKING OVERWATCH RELEASE DATE, Open Beta, and much much more related to this amazing new announcement, found here:

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20055970

Also, did we mention that Multi randomly got in the Beta? Because he did.  He feels so loved now.

Next, a very brief tournament talk discussion of the brackets of GosuGamers Weekly #7. You can always find info about these events at: http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/events

Then, Multi asks Tank about his thoughts on the split player pool in Overwatch. Will it be too much?

After that, it's onto a new The World Needs More Heroes section...and it's Tracer Week! Seriously though, at the end when we discussed Tracer's kit in Heroes--this was recorded the day before any details about it came to light.  We totally called some of it, for sure. Just tune in, if you don't believe me.

Relevant Tracer-related links:

http://nebraskabrewingco.com/distribution/

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/736/overview/Olive_Warbler.aspx

And lastly, a discussion of last week's patch notes: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742644653

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

Mar 2, 2016

Episode 15 of The Cavalry has launched, and it features Kevin Ellis aka Multizord alongside the Tankzord, Stephen Parrish. Brought to you by a whole lot of time on our hands.

The episode starts off with a point-by-point discussion of Jeff Kaplan's Developer Update Popular Community Topics #2 video. Even just saying that is a mouthful.  But here's the link to the video if you haven't seen it yet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLuXWNDsp4

Next, the Overwatch team is asking for help identifying more minor Hero options that could help out.  The thread to post suggestions on, as well as get an idea for what they want, can be found here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742754181

Jeff Kaplan spends a ton of time shaving, unfortunately.  But fortunately, he also spends a lot of time interacting with the community. The two forum links discussed in this episode can be found here: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742564564?page=2#post-26

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742405108

Just in case you didn't think this game could get any more cartoony, here is the link to the Funko figurines: 

http://funko.com/blogs/news/92901315-coming-soon-overwatch-pop

We round out the show with some tournament talk, c/o Totemlydrunk, and then finally give you the Community Content Shoutout for the week--which is really just Pluppie destroying people even more, but in a new and different way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRM0tXzvbuU

Oh, and for those of you who also like birds, this song is definitely worth a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RtNjW64dEY

If you like what you heard, please feel free to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as follow us on Twitter @TheCavalryShow, where you can also find a link to our Discord channel. Also, we are on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCavalryShow and you can E-mail us at TheCavalryShow@outlook.com.

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