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.

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…

SteamWorld Quest Video Review

In the latest entry to the SteamWorld franchise, SteamWorld Quest drops the cowboy hats and pickaxes in exchange for some wizard hats and swords. Image & Form once again take a stab at a new genre as they have with…

The Messenger Picnic Panic DLC Video Preview with Alex & Moises

The Messenger from 2018 is getting DLC! New levels and bosses to fight! Alex is joined by Moises Taveras from OkBeast to talk about the demo they played at Pax as well as some stuff the devs showed to them…

No Straight Roads Video Preview (Direct Feed Gameplay)

Mike got to the play No Straight Roads at Pax East 2019 and was kindly provided footage of the demo he played on the showfloor. checkout this direct feed footage. This is the debut title from developers Metronomik

Creature in the Well Video Preview (Direct Feed Gameplay)

Mike got to the play Creature in the Well at Pax East 2019 and played through and captured the full demo! The game was a standout title for Mike at Pax and we cant wait to see the game once…

Sayonara Wild Hearts Video Preview with Jess & Jurge

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a rhythm game that breaks conventions and bursts with style and color! Jessica Howard and Jurge Cruz chat about their time playing it during Pax East.

Cyber Shadow Video Preview with Alex & Jarrett

Cyber Shadow is a fast paced action platformer where you play as a cybernetic ninja trying to avenge your fallen clan. Alex O’Neill & Jarrett Green both got hands on time with it, check out their thoughts in this video!

Bloodroots Video Preview with Jarrett & Logan

Jarrett Green and Logan Wilkinson played Bloodroots from Paper Cult Games. This fast paced, action packed, beat em up has impressed them again at it’s second Pax showing! The 2 discuss their thoughts on the demo on the show floor…

Heave-Ho Preview: A Multiplayer Game About Trust

Devolver Digital revealed a brand new party game at Pax East 2019 called Heave-Ho. This is a cooperative, physics-based puzzler for up to four players locally where you control a little face with arms protruding from each side that you…