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Lore Watch

Every week the Lore Watch podcast explores the story and lore of Blizzard titles including World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, or any other games that interest us. Join hosts Matthew Rossi, and Joe Perez for an in-depth look at the evolving stories of the games we all love.
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Jun 29, 2022

This week, we explore the how Blizzard has portrayed mothers and mother figures in their games from Adria and Lillith in Diablo to Moira, Alexstrasza, and Katherine Proudmoore in WoW. 

Jun 22, 2022

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.

Jun 15, 2022

This week, we explore the impact of the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode “The Best of Both Worlds”, how it represented TNG finally stepping out of the shadow of the original series to forge its own path, and the importance of the Star Trek universe to us personally.

Jun 8, 2022

This week, we explore the Emerald Dream’s relationship with the Shadowlands, the mystery writers behind the oversized tomes in the Guardian’s Library of Karazhan, and which world-ending entities might we be facing in the next expansion.

Jun 1, 2022

This week, we’re joined by EJ and Raven from Girls Gone WoW to discuss the story and lore impact of the new Sylvanas novel. Spoilers abound and adult themes, loss, death, gaslighting, self harm, and other sensitive topics included in the book are covered.

May 25, 2022

This week we explore the connection between the Brokers of Zerith Mortis and the leper gnome recombobulator in Vanilla WoW’s Kharanos, how the head of the Dragonflights are replaced when one falls, and whether not Bolvar is dead, alive, or somewhere in between.

May 18, 2022

This week we continue our exploration of the Dragonflights of Azeroth including the newly introduced Dracthyr as well as the lesser dragon types.

May 11, 2022

This week we continue our exploration of the history and potential future of the Dragonflights this time covering Red, Blue, and Bronze. 

Apr 27, 2022

This week we explore how we think the Green and Black Dragonflights will fit into the story of the new WoW expansion as well as possible tie-ins with the titans and titan facilities.

Apr 13, 2022

This week we explore Azeroth’s place in the universe. Is she a Titan? A nexus of realms? The center of the universe? We dig into the in-game clues for the answers. 

Apr 6, 2022

This week we focus on the new cinematic from WoW patch 9.2 revealing the judgment Sylvanas faces for her many atrocities.

Mar 30, 2022

This week, we explore the implications for Death Knights if there is no more Lich King as well as for the Undead if there is no Banshee Queen. Also, we delve more into what really happened in the 9.2 cinematic, what the Jailer told Jaina, and the force behind Azshara’s arcane power. 

Mar 23, 2022

This week, we explore what the patch 9.2 revelations mean for Zovaal the Jailer, Sylvanas, and the Lich King as well as possible connections between the First Ones and the Titans.

Mar 16, 2022

This week, we deep dive into the history and story of each of the different Paladin artifact weapons from the WoW Legion expansion.

Mar 2, 2022

This week, we deep dive into the history and story of each of the different Shaman artifact weapons from the WoW Legion expansion.

Feb 23, 2022

This week, we deep dive into the history and story of each of the three Warrior artifact weapons from the WoW Legion expansion.

Feb 16, 2022

This week we explore the best expansion for leveling, how the lore revelations in Shadowlands has changed the definition of a demon, and what kind of in-game hints we may be seeing that would signal the theme of future World of Warcraft content.

Feb 9, 2022

This week we explore the idea of a WoW expansion using the Bronze Dragonflight to visit more alternate Azeroths, the difference between Red and Green dragons, and what's really going on between Renathal and Denathrius.

Feb 2, 2022

This week, we explore the story and lore behind the hit Sony Interactive game, Horizon Zero Dawn.

Jan 26, 2022

This week, we explore the history and lore behind the dark iron dwarves, their home in the zone of Blackrock Mountain, and their current leader, Moira Thaurissan, Queen of the Dark Iron.

Jan 19, 2022

This week, we continue our exploration of the story and lore behind CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077 including the themes of transhumanism, ascendancy through technology, corporate abuse, emergent AI, and the concepts of self-identity and mortality.

SPOILER WARING: This podcast includes spoilers of the main story.

TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast discusses body gore, psychosis, and various forms of physical and mental abuse that are part of the game’s story.

Jan 12, 2022

This week, we go beyond the Blizzard universe and explore the story and lore behind one of favorite video games, CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077.

Dec 29, 2021

This week, we discuss our favorite shows and moments of the year from the podcast, more Sylvanas cinematic analysis, and explore the nature of Magni's diamond form from Battle for Azeroth.

Dec 22, 2021

This week, we explore how the curse of flesh works with the Shadowlands, if Uther and Sylvanas crossed paths in the Third War, and an alternate universe where the Alliance and Horde settle their differences in the wrestling ring.

Dec 15, 2021

This week, we explore the many lore implications of the WoW patch 9.2 Sylvanas cinematic that was recently released. Warning: This goes deep into spoiler territory.

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