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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.

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…

Vignettes Is a Delicously Bright Game Full of Surprises

I’m a sucker for a very specific sub-genre of game. That being games that are about the enjoyment that comes from just tinkering with something colorful and imaginative. Games like developer Funomena’s Luna and Ko_Op’s GNOG. These are titles that…

Input Ep. 82: A Conversation on China’s Relationship With Games

Jarrett and Jurge sit down to talk about Devotion being pulled Steam and Youtube after a backlash in China. And the state of censorship in the worlds most populous nation. Topics Discussed:  Devotion pulled from Steam and Youtube Works Mentioned:…

Video Game Book Club – Ori and the Blind Forest, 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. 77: An Update on the Epic Games Store

It has been a month since Epic launched it’s PC games marketplace, and boy they have been making some moves since then. Because of that Jarrett and Jurge sit down to review some of the news in that past month…

Jurge Cruz-Alvarez’s Favorite Games of 2018

Jurge Cruz is a senior member of Irrational Passions’ editorial team and the Social Media Editor when he’s not busy with school and work.

Indie Highlights Episode 4: Desert Child, My Memory of Us, and The Adventure Pals

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…

Input Ep. 68: Sony is Skipping E3 2019

Jarrett and Logan muse about what an E3 looks like without a Sony press conference. What’s the future of E3 without the Big Three? What’s Sony have up their sleeve? Was this all inevitable? Works Mentioned: Sony Skipping E3 2019…