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…

Sea Salt Re-Imagines Cosmic Horror and Real-Time Strategy with Mixed Results

H.P. Lovecraft was a horribly racist, bigoted shut in who was letdown by a lot of people in his youth. Stricken by night terrors, agoraphobia, and heavy depression, the world of the early 1900s was in no way prepared to…

WWE 2K20 Group Discussion

The knowledge of WWE2K20’s quality is not only the word on the street among wrestling fan circles, it has reached main stream audiences. In order to perhaps better understand how WWE2k20 is in the state that is, we have gathered…

How Dishonored Taught Me to Love the Immersive Sim

Hey y’all, I did an article read for this piece if you would prefer to hear it instead of reading it! It is also available on the Irrational Passions Presents feed, and on RSS feeds as well!  I remember that…