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.

Etherborn Review

Etherborn immediately creates an otherworldly feeling with it’s bleak atmosphere and visual presentation. This feeling of a world not of our own translates into the game’s platforming gameplay to make for a satisfying, yet short experience.   In Etherborn you’ll explore…

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night 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 specifically aspects of the game in question that…

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review

Metal Wolf Chaos was insane back in 2004 when it was released on the original Xbox in Japan. It was known for it’s ridiculous cutscenes and over the top depiction of the United States. Now just over fifteen years later,…

Indie Highlights July 2019: Mighty Switch Force! Collection, Ovivo, Lethal League Blaze

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 July 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_) Mighty Switch Force! Collection…

Mastery of the Wild FAQ

Master of the Wild is a stream series where Mike Burgess video producer attempts to complete Breath of the Wild on Master Mode! But there’s a few other things going on then just beat Ganon and roll credits.  The streams…

Indie Highlights June 2019: She & the Light Bearer, Verlet Swing, Cadence of Hyrule

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 June 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_) She & the Light…

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled Review

The nineties was an era of mascots and platformers that either threw bad parties filled with mini games or revved up their go karts to race through fantastical worlds. At the time these games felt almost endless by how many…

Judgement Review

A string of murders on Yakuza members has the city of Kamurocho on the brink of gang warfare. Takayuki Yagami, a disgraced lawyer turned private detective is now swept up in the murder cases leading him into the path of…

Gato Roboto Review

Should cats be given weapons of mass destruction in the form of a mech suit? Gato Roboto doesn’t necessarily answer that question, but makes a case for why it’s fun at least. Gato Roboto is a metroidvania leaning its inspirations…

Indie Highlights May 2019: FAR: Lone Sails, Aggelos, Eastshade

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 May 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_)

Observation Review

You can immediately feel the loneliness of space in Observation. It’s quiet, bleak atmosphere had me on edge the moment I panned a camera. This sci-fi thriller is all seen through the lens of a space station computer system, S.A.M.…

IP @ PAX East 2019 – Interviews with Staff and PAX Vibes

The Irrational Passions editorial team went to Pax East 2019. For some its been many times and for others its fairly new. Hear each member of the teams takeaway on why this show is important to them and why its…