Eastshade Video Preview

Video Producer Mike Burgess got hands on time with Eastshade during PAX West 2018.   Here’s a quick video that sums up his impressions of the the demo he played.   Follow Mike here: https://twitter.com/MikeHitsTheWall

Buildings Have Feelings Too! Preview

A city management concept that proves that buildings do, in fact, have feelings.

Sparklite Preview

Sparklite is a very cool adventure game being developed by two brothers out of North Carolina, coming from Merge Games, a publisher known for their work on Dead Cells or Moonlighter. I got to spend 25 minutes or so wandering…

Black Future ’88 Preview

You know you are in for quite the ride when the developer of a game tells you things like “This character you can play is Sioux, like Susie-Sue, and she starts out addicted to drugs” and “the second area is…

Spelunky 2 Preview

Update from Sept. 1st: So, I have a lot of updates to this preview that I want to follow up on, so much so I’m pretty much adding an entire addendum preview to this. Some new developments and actually some…

Input Ep. 36 – Live from PAX East 2018: Update on the Harassment Allegations at Midboss, Brian Crecente Joins Variety, and A Postmortem Discussion

Happy Belated Pax 2018. The Input Crew is here together in person once again for an episode recorded on the Pax 2018 showfloor. Discussion Topics:  [UPDATE] Midboss’ chaotic and hostile environment Brian Crecente Joins Variety Let’s Discuss The Where the Water…

Windscape Preview

I got the chance to meet up with Gregor Ebert from Headup Games, a small and independent game publisher and developer from Germany at PAX East. What’s cool is how they are working with exceptionally small teams, sometimes even just…

IrrationalPod Ep. 373: PAX East 2018 Edition

Download: iTunes — Google Play — RSS Feed — MP3 Direct Download Hello and welcome to our Special PAX East 2018 Edition of Irrational Passions Podcast! This week Alex is joined by a special crew of IPers, specifically Jarrett Green, Logan Wilkinson, Jurge…

Rend Preview: Team-Based Survival

Rend is maybe one of the most ambitious games I got to sit down and see at PAX East. It’s also one of few games I didn’t have a hands on demo with, but I got to sit with David…

Below Preview: Surviving All These Years

The last time I played Below was almost four years ago. PAX East 2014 was the first time it was playable, and as Capybara Games has always made odd, specific games that appeal to me almost on a frighteningly direct…

Code Vein Preview: Style Goes a Long Way

I think to start off by saying, “Okay, Code Vein is kind of anime Dark Souls” can come off as too reductive. And to some extent, it is. But I think to get you in the headspace of what Code…

Hob Preview: Going Back Underground

My second trip to Hob’s underground was even more interesting than the one before.