If Hell is a Place, it’s Where Doom Eternal’s Marauder Is

Doom Eternal is a very tough game. It makes absolutely no bones about how rapid and aggressive the demon menace will be. They spawn endlessly. They pursue you without relent. They pull no punches, and go for the kill every…

Doom Eternal is Best Played Slow and Steady

Doom Eternal is a video game about killing your outer demons. A follow up to 2016’s Game of the Year, Doom Eternal is, in every nearly every conceivable way, better than the first. Ripping and tearing hellspawn from other dimensions…

Iris and the Giant is a Unique Adventure in a Genre That’s Running Out of New Ideas

Iris and the Giant is something you don’t see everyday – a deck builder with a story. The titular, young Iris sees hardship all around her. The kids at school make fun of her, making her reclusive and timid. She…

Skate Story and Session Capture the Essence of Skating

As someone who grew up in the culture of skateboarding, I have always tried to find a game which really captured what it meant to skate. Skate captures the essence of popping tricks. The Tony Hawk games captured cruising around…

PAX East 2020 Editor’s Picks

As with generally all our PAX East coverage this year, we aired on the side of focused, bringing you hopefully more in-depth or specific looks on the wide array of games we got to see in Boston this year. At the…

Coffee Talk and How Service Work Can Be Meaningful

Listen on: Spotify | iTunes – I never fully considered the work that went into making my latte, until I was forced to learn how to do so. When my then job decided that, “Hey we’re going to start selling coffee, and on…

I Was Wrong About Bayonetta

Spotify | iTunes – I’ve dedicated plenty of internet ink to why Hideki Kamyia is a goddamn genius/madman. The creator of Dante the devil slayer has a legacy of being an auteur of a exploitative sort of vision of games…

Who is the President of Video Games?

This Presidents Day Jarrett Green (@jarrettjawn) wants to know: Who is the President of Video Games? Spotify | iTunes Alex (@ALFighter27), Jurge (@jcruzalvarez26), and Quin (@Quantum_Arbiter) have answers. If you also have answers, tweet them to us @Irrationalpod! Also, with it being…

Simulacra 2 Makes Social Media An Actual Nightmare

  Listen to this article: Spotify | iTunes | Download – Social media is hell. I say this not as a curmudgeonly old man, but as a mid-twenty something who a big portion of their income to afford actual food…

Sparklite’s Spirit of Adventure

Sparklite looks in itself and finds a really special magic.

Link’s Awakening and the Death of Your Childhood

Koholint is just full of dreams.

The Outer Worlds Delivers on the Promise, But its Messaging is Messy

When the first trailer dropped for The Outer Worlds at The Game Awards, I was enamored with the idea of a Fallout-type game set in space, and the fact that the original team behind Fallout was making a brand new…