Mike Burgess
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Mike has worked in production and audio engineering over the last 7 years in many different capacities from live theatre production on cruise ships and arena stages, recording studio work with local bands/venues, video streaming for government contracts, and is now looking to take these experiences and apply it all towards his other passion, video games and the community that loves them by making video reviews and features for the site and whatever else in the future.

Granblue Fantasy Versus Review

The fighting game genre can be a daunting one for many people, especially when you layer on dense systems and a whole lot of anime. Granblue Fantasy Versus challenges the notion that anime fighters need to be complex to keep…

Indie Highlights Jan/Feb 2020: Bug Fables, The Pedestrian, Beseige

It’s a new year and there’s plenty of new Indie games to play! We’re back in 2020 to highlight some indie games you might of missed that came out in the first few months of 2020. Check out Indie Highlights!…

The Pathless Preview Discussion – Pax East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for Pax East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Greak: Memories of Azur Preview Discussion – Pax East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for Pax East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Genshin Impact Preview Discussion – PAX East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for PAX East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Shovel Knight Dig Preview Discussion – PAX East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for PAX East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Kunai Review Discussion

Review Discussions are an 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 may…

Mike Burgess’ Top 10 Games of 2019

Honorable Mentions Hypnospace Outlaw This game is the biggest “I want to play this but keep getting sidetracked by life” game of 2019 for me. It’s just a cool Geocities or fake 90’s internet simulator that is replicating an era…

Indie Highlights 2019 Round Up Special!

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. In this special episode, we take a look back through ALL of 2019 and highlight some…

Pokémon Sword & Shield Review

The core Pokémon RPG series takes it’s biggest leap forward with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. It unfortunately came with a few sacrifices, but I still believe this is the best entry in the series. Sword and Shield pushes the…

Indie Highlights November 2019: Superliminal, Lost Ember, The Touryst

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 November 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_) Indie Highlights is a…

Indie Highlights October 2019: A Knights Quest, OUTBUDDIES, Manifold Garden

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 October 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_) A Knight’s Quest EPIC…