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.

Balan Wonderworld Review

The pitch for Balan Wonderworld sounds promising. Square Enix gave the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, a whole development team to make a new 3D platformer franchise. But the actual product rapidly becomes a slog of an adventure…

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Video Review

Super Mario 3D World has finally made its way onto the portable console after four years of waiting and frankly was the last port I was waiting for. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury finally brings one of Mario’s…

A Trip to Nintendoland Ep.7 – Next in the HD/2D Series!

Join us on a trip to Nintendoland! Your monthly source for Nintendo News and games chat from IrrationalPassions.com! In this episode, Mike & Alex are joined by AJ McRae from Fanatix Four to talk about the Nintendo Direct that dropped…

A Trip to Nintendoland Ep.6 – #ReleasetheHaradaCut

Join us on a trip to Nintendoland! Your monthly source for Nintendo News and games chat from IrrationalPassions.com!   In this episode, Mike & Alex return in 2021 to chat about what they hope to see from Nintendo in the…

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Review

Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Beyond Light, finally brings the Darkness to the forefront to tempt you with new powers and abilities to master. Alongside that, it brings stories of redemption, revenge, and a dark future for humanity to face. While…

Genshin Impact Review

A lot of players have been anticipating the attempt at a “Breath of the Wild-like” open-world game to the point where it almost felt inevitable. Genshin Impact is about as close as any developer has gotten to realizing that. But…

A Trip to Nintendoland Ep.5 – Age of Calamity Demo Impressions & More Pokemon Rankings!

Join us on a trip to Nintendoland! Your monthly source for Nintendo News and games chat from IrrationalPassions.com! In this episode, Mike & Alex are joined by Quin Hoffman as we talk about the final Nintendo Partner Showcase announcements, Our…

Crash 4 Its About Time Review

It’s been nearly a decade and some freaks decided to make a new Crash Bandicoot game. I was admittingly not a big fan of the original Crash trilogy when I was a young kid playing PS1 games. I never enjoyed…

No Straight Roads Review

Grab your electric guitar because it’s time for a rock and roll revolution. No Straight Roads from developers Metronomik blends a music-fueled world full of personality with interesting gameplay mechanics that make for a memorable experience that doesn’t overstay its…

Trip to Nintendoland Episode 4- We’re Back! Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Indies on Switch, Hyrule Warriors

Join us on a trip to Nintendoland! Your monthly source for Nintendo News and games chat from IrrationalPassions.com! In this episode, Mike & Alex return from a bit of a hiatus! We talk about the recent Nintendo Partner Showcase announcements, Super…

Indie Highlights July 2020: Evan’s Remains, Roki, Hylics 2

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. It’s already July and there’s tons of neat indie games to check out! Edited by: Mike…

Trip to Nintendoland Episode 3 – New Pokemon Games & Isle of Armor DLC

Join us on a trip to Nintendoland! Your monthly source for Nintendo News and games chat from IrrationalPassions.com! Spotify PocketCasts iTunes In this episode, Mike is joined by guests Cam Hawkins from Dualshockers and Ian Preschel from OkBeast to talk…