Spelunky 2 Preview

Update from Sept. 1st: So, I have a lot of updates to this preview that I want to follow up on, so much so I’m pretty much adding an entire addendum preview to this. Some new developments and actually some…

Spelunky 2 Gameplay Trailer Breakdown

Join me in this frame by frame breakdown through the first gameplay trailer of Spelunky 2, upcoming game from Mossmouth and Derek Yu, and sequel to the much-loved original. Game trailer via Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Fire Pro Wrestling World Review

In 1996, pro wrestling video games changed forever. Syn Sophia, known at the time as The Man Breeze, and eventually canonized in video game legend as AKI Corporation, would introduce North America to a 3D wrestling sim designed to recreate…

The Messenger Review

Sabotage’s first title is a tour de force in action platforming.

IrrationalPod Ep. 391 with Justin Graffius

This episode we dive into The Messenger, World of Warcraft expansions, and Gamescom!

Input Ep. 57: Shout Outs – Call-Out Culture, Doom’s Weapons, and Japanese Game Preservation

Jurge and Jarrett are here for a all Shout Outs episode of Input! Shout Outs:  How To Improve The Guns In Doom (2016) – Nathan Fouts We Can’t Fix The Internet – Gita Jackson Digital Foundry Retro: Shenmue – John…

Indie Highlights Ep. 2: Defenders of Akron, Kona, Gorogoa

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! By: Jurge Cruz-Alvarez (@jcruzalvarez26) #IndieGames #IndieHighlights #gaming #indiegames Games and Platforms played on and links to…

Podcast Ultimate Episode 2

Podcast Ultimate is where 3 fine folks from irrationalpassions.com talk all things Super Smash Bros Ultimate! In this episode we recap ALL of the 8/8 Smash Bros Direct, listen to new music tracks from the smash bros website and highlight…

IrrationalPod Ep. 390

Video games are good! Actually they were always good, and this week we finally get INTO THE BREACH and some Ys VIII and Final Fantasy VII!

VGBC : Batman: Arkham Asylum Episode 1

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 we go, sharing our experiences. Play along and…

Micheal Hicks Puts his Message Where his Game Is – A Path of Motus Post-Mortem Interview

 On July 17th, Micheal Hick’s puzzle platformer,The Path of Motus, released on PC and consoles. When I saw it at PAX East this year, it’s peculiar blend of logic cyphers, jumping sequences, and color-matching call/response duels created an incredibly…

Input Ep. 56: Toxic Culture at Riot Games

On this episode of Input, Jarrett and Jurge discuss Cecilia D’Anastasio latest investigative piece on the culture at Riot Games. Works Discussed:   Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games – C. D’Anastasio   Shout Outs Prey‘s Director On The…