Video Game Book Club : Bioshock 2 – Episode 3

Each month, members of Irrational Passions will play through a new game. From modern to retro, obscure to popular, games we’ve played and those we haven’t, we will be hitting checkpoints as…


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

Combat is turn-based and takes place in an arena which you can spend a turn moving around. Take the Materia system from Final Fantasy VII, mix in the social dynamics and interaction…

Input Ep. 93: The Bad Business of Esports

Jarrett and Logan ponder the massive and wonderful well researched piece by Cecelia D’Anastasio delving into the world of Esports and how it may not be booming quite as much as we thought, or even really succeeding at all. Topics…

Gato Roboto Review

Should cats be given weapons of mass destruction in the form of a mech suit? Gato Roboto doesn’t necessarily answer that question, but makes a case for why it’s fun at least. Gato Roboto is a metroidvania leaning its inspirations…

IPP425: E3 Approaching, From Software’s new game, and Nioh 2

In this week’s show Quin joins the fellas to find out what’s so great about Persona 5, talk about Infamous, and speculate on the newly rumored FromSoftware/George RR Martin title announcing at E3.

Alt-Frequencies Review Discussion

Review Discussions are a new initiative to talk past or beyond a review or in place of a written/video review in a more timely manner. They’re an interview-style discussion hoping to discuss specific aspects of the game in question that…

Indie Highlights May 2019: FAR: Lone Sails, Aggelos, Eastshade

Indie Highlights is a video series where we’ll highlight awesome Indie games we’re playing or you might have missed and are worth checking out. These are our picks for May 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_)

Void Bastards Review

Your reflexes and nerves will be put to test as you scavenge your way to freedom in Void Bastards. I went into Void Bastards expecting a fun pick-up-and-play, rogue-like title in space. What I found instead was a tense game…

Input Ep. 92: The drama, tension, and behind the scenes failings of the ESA

Jurge and Logan discuss Brian Crecente’s excellent article on the ESA and turmoil roiling the organization that runs the industry event E3. Discussion Topics: What happened to the ESA and what does the future even look like for E3? Works Mentioned:  Inside…

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review

Sekiro is a masterful action game, and maybe the best game FromSoftware has made yet.

Observation Review

You can immediately feel the loneliness of space in Observation. It’s quiet, bleak atmosphere had me on edge the moment I panned a camera. This sci-fi thriller is all seen through the lens of a space station computer system, S.A.M.…

IPP424: Sony & Microsoft are friends! RAGE 2 is a video game!

This week Jurge joins the gang (minus Scott because of Finals) to talk Rage 2, more Black Desert, Sony and Microsoft’s cloud venture, and ads for classic PS1 titles.

Our Shows

Indie Highlights May 2019: FAR: Lone Sails, Aggelos, Eastshade
Video Game Book Club : Bioshock 2 – Episode 1
IP @ PAX East 2019 – Interviews with Staff and PAX Vibes
The Messenger Picnic Panic DLC Video Preview with Alex & Moises
Creature in the Well
Creature in the Well Video Preview (Direct Feed Gameplay)
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts Video Preview with Jess & Jurge