As is Irrational Passions tradition, we like to check in with The People around mid-year to get our fingers on the pulses of what games are looking like the front runners for Game of the Year come December. As is new tradition, Jarrett stole this idea and made it the subject of an episode of MPP for the second year in a row!
Joining him is IP writer and Input co-host Jurge Cruz (@jcruzalvarez26), writer Will Harrison (@DoubleUHarrison), and OK Beast's Ian Preschel (@IanWhyNot), and none of there selections are what you think they are. That's not a true statement. OR IS ITTTTT?
On a macro-scale, cosplay is a growing hobby-cum-industry. Pictures of beautiful models decked out as popular characters from tv, movies, video games, and comic books get re-tweeted and shared and whatever you do on Instagram ad nausem. It's colorful, fun, and fantastic. At the micro-level, the personal level, the story gets a bit deeper. The personal struggles, successes, failures, and everything in between is just under the surface of every cosplayer. That's the story Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) wants to help them tell along side the pageantry of their personas.
In this episode, he starts with Roxy Fae, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and cosplayer. Cosplay is a hobby she enjoys, but it wasn't always the case. After bouts with depression and ridicule in her youth, she almost gave up the ghost. In due time, she grew back into her love, and as she became a better cosplayer, she found other aspects of her life grow with it.
Thank you to Brian Altano for the clip of "10 am" from his album Misanthrope.
Other cuts include "Ghost Dance" and "Comfortable Mystery 3" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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There's no single reason why Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn't hold a candle to the original trilogy, but the greater consensus is that it doesn't. It's wholly enjoyable, and even innovative in a few key ways, but it misses the mark and conjures up whispers of that nefarious D word - disappointment.
Join Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) and his guest, writer Ashley Parrish (@tokenblackchick), as they try to put their finger on what chords this spin-off failed to strike with them.
Street Fighter V is more than a sequel, it's a reboot of the expectations of the Fighting Game Community when it comes to Planet Earth's biggest fighting game. Street Fighter V was meant to revive the scene for old-timer, and be approachable enough for newcomers to throw their hat into the fray competently. Its had mixed results.
Why? Well, a lot of reasons. Reasons that require an expert to help sus out. So Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) found one in Yahoo! eSports personality Michael Martin (@Bizarro_Mike).
Jarrett and Tommy Miller (@itsctrl) have an intimate chat about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and whether the bubble has burst on the franchise. Tommy was a streamer for COD4: Modern Warfare back before that shit was cool, so he might be an authority on the subject.
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After a long delay, the Monthly Passions Podcast is back. A combination of Extra Life, scheduling troubles, and editing woes combined to put the kibosh on the 9th installment of the podcast. They failed.
Instead, the podcast is being posted sans some of the most stylish editing and narration. It had to be sacrificed to get the episode up, and I think it's worth the cost, as I had three great guests on to talk about some big October games.
Guests like podcaster and YouTuber John Lucas, podcaster Andrew Taylor, and the always adorable Alex O'Neill.
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The Monthly Passions Podcast is back! In this September Issue, Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) and OKBeast's Blessing Adeoye (@Blessingjr) decipher Bioshock Infinite in the wake of the launch of The Bioshock Collection.
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The Monthly Passions Podcast returns! There's only one topic this issue, but that doesn't make the show any less compelling. This month, Trevor Starkey (@snarkeystarkey) and Tommy Miller (@itsctrl) join Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) to talk about the peaks and valleys of No Man's Sky.
Also, check Trevor's other work out at trevortrove.com
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The Monthly Passions Podcast is back! In this issue, Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) talks with freelance writer, podcaster, and Irrational Passions contributor Jurge Cruz (@suparherojar26) about the lambent and glorious Furi. He also talks to big time Monster Hunter YouTuber John Conley AKA Apex (@Apexg4ming) about Monster Hunter Generations, the legacy of the long running series, and what it takes to be a Monster Hunter YouTuber.
Jurge on Tumblr - http://jcruzalvarez.tumblr.com/
Apex on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpvX-WQHi-Lz6wBbXUEJRfw
Welcome back to the Monthly Passions Podcast. This month, Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) sits down with five guests, some new, some returning, and asks one very important question. "If 2016 ended on June 30th, what would your Game of the Year be?"
It's a longer episode, but do not fret! Below is a handy guide to find exactly the voice your looking to hear!
Danny Juarez (@StokedDanny) - :2 mins
Brian Jackson (@Nabeshin186) - :22 mins
Alex O'Neil (@ALFighter27) - :46 mins
Roger Pokorny (@rogformer) - 1:20 mins
Cameron Abbot (@Unsexiestcomedy) - 1:53 mins
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In this issue of the Monthly Passions Podcast, DJ CUTMAN and ALLY MUSHKA join JARRETT GREEN to chat about Hyper Light Drifter and Dark Souls III, respectively.
The Monthly Passions Podcast is back, distractions and delays be damned! Joining Jarrett this month to talk about the Division is Alex O'Neil of Irrational Passions and Nick Abrams of the Joystick Jerks! Danny Juarez from the XPS Podcast chats about Salt and Sanctuary as well!
The inaugural episode of the new Monthly Passions Podcast brings together Irrational Passions' own Tony Horvath (@TonyHorvath), eSports journo Mike Martin (@Bizarro_Mike), and podcaster Tre Crain (@KRTCZpodcast) to chat with Jarrett (@Jarrettjawn) about Street Fighter V, The Division Beta, and Stardew Valley.