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.

Input Ep. 23: The Year That Was 2017

It’s the end of the year! We here at Input are a news show, so we thought it would only be appropriate if we take a cursory glance at the news that made up 2017 and some of our favorite…

Input Ep. 18: “Net Neutrality, ESA and the GOP Tax Plan, and HQ Strangeness”

It took us a few episodes, but Input has finally gotten the opportunity to talk about games and how they could be affected by the Trump administration.  We could’ve gotten here without you, folks. Topics this week:  ‘Member Net Neutrality?…

Input Ep. 15: Trailerpocalypse

PlayStation’s Paris Games Week showcase was this week, and not all of the reactions from their spectacle have been positive. Instead, it has caused the community to have a discussion about what’s okay to have in a trailer.   Discussion…

In Ghosts of Miami, Latino Characters Take Center Stage

Even though it was not my own generation, the pop-culture and colors of the 1980s have always fascinated me. It was those bright blues, hot pinks, and the backdrop of a 1986 Miami that first grabbed my attention when I…

Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story – Review

Early in January 2017, developer Accidental Queens released A Normal Lost Phone. It was a game that placed players in the position of finding someone’s lost smart phone and immersed them by emulating the interface of that same phone, complete with…

Input Ep. 10: Fortnite Usurping Battlegrounds’ Design and the end of the SAG AFTRA Strike

A wise man once said, “You made it a hot line, I made it a hot song.”

Input Ep. 9: YouTube Demonetizing LGBTQIA Content, Star Citizen, & The Netflix for Indie Games

The saga of YouTube and its relationship with the people who make them money continues, and the latest chapter is a troubling one.

Input Ep. 5: “SNES Classic Woes and CRUNCH”
On this week's episode we find ourselves without a Logan Wilkinson, but the pod must go on. Discussion Topics Include: The SNES Classic Pre-Order Disaster Walt Williams and Crunch  Works Mentioned: A Timeline of the aforementioned SNES Classic Pre-Order Disaster  The…
Input Ep. 4: “Harrassment, Your Brain On Games, and Sonic”
Input. Episode 4. Sort of a heavy one this week.   Discussion Topics Include: "Hey Look, Video Games Are Bad For You Again!" Online harassment and Discord's Response to the events in Charlottesville Is Sonic Mania emblematic of a platformer…
Input Ep. 3: “The Surprises and Significance of Hellblade”
On this episode of Input, the team takes a deep dive into Hellblade, the game itself and more importantly, how it surprises and how it's an evolution of the narrative focused independent genre. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Mark Brown's Tweets PC…
The First Episode of our New Show, Input
Input is a weekly topical news show about the goings on and culture surrounding video games. Hosted by writers Jarrett Green, Logan Wilkinson, and Jurge Cruz, the three put on an insightful show that's strengthen by their knowledge of not…