Jurge Cruz
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Jurge is Irrational Passion's Social Media Editor, Staff Writer, and Co-Host of Input: A Video Games News Show. Follow him on twitter @jcruzalvarez26.

Stranger Things Season 3: The Game Review

The third season of the Duffer brothers and Netflix’s original series Stranger Things was one that not only further developed beloved characters, but also took risks in embracing its horror themes to deliver a story as good, if not better,…

Input Ep. 94: Taking a Close Look at Gamestop’s Financial Issues

Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan discuss The Company Man’s video about the rise and fall of GameStop and what gleans to be the major failings underpinning the company’s current tumult, how dire it actually is, and directions that may provide avenues…

IP Presents: The Final Fantasy VII Remake – Our Hopes and Fears

Jarrett and Scott sit down to talk about their past with the original Final Fantasy VII and what their hopes and fears are with the upcoming Remake. With Square’s 2019 Press Conference just days away, will their hopes be dashed…

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…

Input Ep. 91: Riot Workers Walk Out and Meltdown May Tweetstorm

This episode of Input has Jarrett and Jurge discuss a couple updates on stories covered on the show before. Unionizaiton, workers rights, and the USB drive saga continues. Randy Pitchford Saga Randy Pitchford Tweetstorms Game Informer Over ‘borderlands 3’ Microstransactions…

World of Horror Preview

World of Horror is an adventure-horror game with a presentation inspired by the works of Junji Ito that I was able to play an early build of. Listen to my preview of the game on the Irrational Passions Presents feed!…

Video Game Book Club : Bioshock 2 – 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…

Input Ep. 88: The Problematic Gamer Has Logged Off, and is Running For Office

On this episode of Input,  Jarrett and Jurge are joined by Quinten Hoffman to discuss Patrick Klepeck’s piece, “We Need to Get Ready for GamerGate Politicans.” Work Mentioned: We Need to Get Ready for GamerGate Politicans By Patrick Klepeck Theme…

Streets of Rage 4 Preview Discussion

Jurge got to get hands-on with Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games’ Streets of Rage 4 at PAX East, a series very close to his heart. Alex O’Neill got to play at PAX West, so they deiced to sit down and…

Shake Shack Adventure – PAX East 2019

PAX East has a lot of video games. There’s also a lot of walking, and walking makes you hungry! Jurge had a recorder on his person, and decided to turn it on while himself, Logan Wilikinson, and Cameron Abbott made…

Alt-Frequencies Preview

Developer Accidental Queens, creators of A Normal Lost Phone and Another Lost Phone, have a track record for making narrative focused adventure games within the framework of technology like smartphones and chat clients. Their newest game does not stray from…

SNK 40th Anniversary is the New Standard for Retro Game Collections

Every once in a while, we see a prolific game developer or publisher put out a collection of some of their best games across their history in a nice, convenient package. These collections give us access to some of our…