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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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Oct 26, 2022

This week, we explore how many stories in WoW have been left in limbo as the next expansion brings in all new stories in all new places, possible secret motives held by Odyn, and if the Void Lords are actually The First Ones.

Aug 3, 2022

This week, we explore ways Marvel could integrate mutant superheroes into the MCU now that they have the movie rights to the X-Men back after Disney’s purchase of Fox Studios. Also we talk about the concept of the anti-heroes in comics. 

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 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.

Dec 8, 2021

This week, we explore the evolving idea of what is a soul in the Shadowlands including soul splitting and how it might affect the story of Anduin.

Dec 1, 2021

This week we explore the connection between Titans and Azeroth, the nature of the Eternal Ones, and if Dragon Isles could be the focus of a future WoW expansion.

Nov 24, 2021

This week, we discuss the fate of Varian's soul, the path that led Anduin to his current situation, and the origin of the Shadowlands.

Nov 17, 2021

This week we explore how the new Zereth Mortis zone arriving with WoW Patch 9.2 might be connected to the current game universe including possible links to the Naaru, Mists of Pandaria, and Warcraft 3.

Nov 10, 2021

This week we explore Diablo: Immortal's lore which takes place between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3, the endgame of WoW lore, and look at the story universe of Cyberpunk 2077.

Nov 3, 2021

This week, we discuss the secret lives of the Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mages, if new store mounts hint at future expansion themes, and who is the NPC you trust least in WoW.

Oct 27, 2021

The connection between the Shadowlands zone of Maldraxxus and the plague that creates the Undead is explored in this episode along with Jaina Proudmoore's complicated relationship with her father in his last days.

Oct 20, 2021

World of Warcraft could go many different directions in future expansions. In this podcast, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore what an expansion fighting against the wielders of the Light might look like.

Oct 13, 2021

The cosmology chart of WoW classes, the Blood Elves' love of puns, and different scenarios that could lead to the end of the faction divide in WoW are discussed in this latest episode of the Lore Watch Podcast.

Sep 29, 2021

The evolution of the Paladin class, the connection between the Naaru and their colors, and the theory that Sylvanas is being set up to become the next Jailer are this week's discussion topics.

Sep 22, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the history of the many iconic zones that make up The Burning Crusade's Coilfang Reservoir including the 5-man dungeons The Slave Pen, The Underbog, and The Steamvault, as well as the Serpentshire Cavern 25-man raid instance.

Sep 15, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss their idea of a vacation expansion, the possible link between The Jailer and Argus, and if Blizzard should consider a Dark Ranger class and its Alliance counterpart.

Sep 8, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the possible purpose of Ve'nari in the WoW Shadowlands storyline, dig into the history of the eredar race before they split into the draenei and man'ari, and discuss their favorite example of environmental storytelling in WoW.

Sep 1, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez, deep dive into the story behind the Burning Crusade Classic raids Magtheridon's Lair and Gruul's lair.

Aug 25, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dedicate the podcast to exploring, you guessed it, more of the lore and story of Diablo 2.

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