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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dedicate the podcast to exploring, you guessed it, more of the lore and story of Diablo 2.
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the Diablo 2 lore of the Countess in the Black Marsh, if WoW demons can command the Light, and the burning topic of our times: just how does Illidan sleep with those horns and wings?
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore how Queen Azshara's influence on the Kal'dorei civilization of the distant past, the nature of the blue crystals the Jailer uses to his own ends, and how Night Warriors might get sorted in the Shadowlands.
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez are joined by a very special guest: Associate Narrative Designer (and former Blizzard Watch writer) Anne Stickney! They talk about her launching the Lore Watch podcast for us back in the day, writing for video games, and her transition from freelance historian for Blizzard to full time narrative designer
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their deep dive into WoW dungeon lore, this time focusing on Karazhan. They also speak on the recent sexual harassment lawsuite filed against Activision Blizzard.
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the lore ramifications of the Tyrande/Sylvanas cut scene as well as the Sylvanas raid cinematic.