Breakdown:

  • Michael Martin, freelancer extraordinaire joins us to talk Street Fighter, fighting games, and the future of video games! And some other inappropriate stuff, the works.
  • We kick things off with another reminder to please listen to our Game of the Year content if you haven’t already! It all came out so good!
  • We talk video games, like gaming ruts, finishing The Order 1886, Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Fin Soup, and Space Dwarves. 
  • The news segment this week quickly changes to a discussion of the future of Nintendo. Where are they going? What will the NX be? What do we want it to be? All questions we have guesses for.
  • Oh and Nabeshin runs us through 2016 in video gaming, so be excited!
  • That’s the show, no emails and voicemails this week so please send us some! Thanks for watching or listening <3
  • Don’t forget to follow Michael, his writing and work is awesome, and he is a super cool guy!

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Our site and base of operations: http://IrrationalPassions.com.

Be a part of the show and send us your questions: 

MailSack@irrationalpassions.com

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Follow us on Twitter:

Alex - @ALFighter27

Scott - @wuttehchuz

Brian “Nabeshin” Jackson - @Nabeshin186

Tony - @TonyHorvath

The show and website: @IrrationalPod.

Please check out our new Youtube channel and subscribe at Youtube.com/IrrationalPassions. You can watch Alex’s Let’s Plays, the video version of the show and our special Spoilercasts!

Please check out our forums over at VGEvo.com!

Twitch.TV/IrrationalPassions for weekly streams!

Like us on Facebook! Reviews us on iTunes and Stitcher please!

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Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Breakdown:

  • Welcome back! It’s the first regular show of 2016, and Irrational Passions Season II marches onward. Are you excited? We sure as hell are.
  • Alex kicks the show off by detailing some of our plans for 2016. Merch? We wanna make it a thing. Video games? We’re gonna talk about them. Guests? More on the way. A 5th IP host? Let the battle royale begin.
  • Let’s kick off the video game chat with Alex talking way too much about video games. Oh, and Tony played Bloodborne and we talk more things we missed over the holidays.
  • Nabeshin takes a break and dips out to feel better during the first break.
  • We discuss some news and come back into the new year with VR pricing structures, predictions on the new year, and being MLG.
  • We commit to the Mailsack and get some listener predictions.
  • That’s the show! Thanks for listening and we love you and happy new year!

Video version:

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Our site and base of operations: http://IrrationalPassions.com.

Be a part of the show and send us your questions: 

MailSack@irrationalpassions.com

(404) 590-1337 (long distance fees do apply)

Follow us on Twitter:

Alex - @ALFighter27

Scott - @wuttehchuz

Brian “Nabeshin” Jackson - @Nabeshin186

Tony - @TonyHorvath

The show and website: @IrrationalPod.

Please check out our new Youtube channel and subscribe at Youtube.com/IrrationalPassions. You can watch Alex’s Let’s Plays, the video version of the show and our special Spoilercasts!

Please check out our forums over at VGEvo.com!

Twitch.TV/IrrationalPassions for weekly streams!

Like us on Facebook! Reviews us on iTunes and Stitcher please!

 

Direct download: IrrationalPod261.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 1:05am EST

It's finally here. The finale. The final fight. The end all be all. We sit down to decide our 2015 Game of the Year.

Today's song, the best song of 2015, Megalovania, from Undertale

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Day 5:

Best Early Access Game

Best Handheld Game

Best PC Exclusive Game

Best Wii U Game

Best PS4

Best Xbox One

Best Non-Exclusive Game

Best Game (Top 10)

Direct download: IrrationalPod260p5.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Finally! The mystery of where all this music is coming from has been solved! Best Song, Worst Game, all the ones you've been waiting for are here!

Today's song, Bonetrousle from Undertale

Day 4:

Best New Game

Most Improved Sequel

Best Remake/HD Collection

Best Multiplayer

Best Use of Open World

Worst Game of the Year

Best Song

Direct download: IrrationalPod260p4.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Today the real fight begins! What looks best! Ori?! Bloodborne?! Well I'm sure you'll find out what I think so enough. Game of the Year continues with Day 3!!!

Today's Song, Death By Glamour from Undertale

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Today's categories:

Day 3:

Best Visuals

Best Soundtrack

Best DLC/Expansion

Best Sequence

The Gummi Ship Award for Most Unnecessary Mechanic

The “Conception 2” Award For Best Game of the Year that we Didn’t Actually Play

Direct download: IrrationalPod260p3.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Hey, it's me. Alex O'Neill. Yeah, the one who writes all of these descriptions. These are my favorite games from last year. I liked a lot of games, so I had about a million honorable mentions too. I also WROTE a version of this list. You should check that out too. It's on IrrationalPassions.com.

Audio Spoilers:

Tales from the Borderlands

Until Dawn

Undertale

Follow me on Twitter! I'm @ALFighter27 <3 

I hope you liked all our GOTY stuff. I worked really hard on it!

 

Direct download: Alex2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

We're back! Day 2 continues our trials and tribulations of grading and judging all of the Irrational Passions Games of the Year. Today, is all about character!

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Today's categories:

Day 2:

Best Main Character

Best Partner

Best Animal Companion

Best Background Character

Best Love interest

Best Worst Character

Direct download: IrrationalPod260p2.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Scott and Tony have been called many things. Mostly the "Dynamic Duo", and occasionally "the same person, I swear", but regardless of what you think of them, they've got some games.

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Spoilers:

Until Dawn

Undertale

You can follow Scott on Twitter @wuttehchuz. He doesn't tweet, but he'll get back to you if you have a question. You can see Tony troll me on Twitter @TonyHorvath.

Direct download: TonyandScott2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Welcome. This is it! The beginning, of the end. If you haven't experience one of our Game of the Year Show series, look to GiantBomb to see our clear inspiration. Five days, five parts, and five fights you'll never forget. We kick things off with Day 1, which is all about Irrational Passions. 

Enjoy!

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Day 1

Best IPP Title

Previous Year Game of 2015

Most ‘Irrational’ Game

Favorite thing in 2015 to Netflix & Chill to

Favorite Nabeshin Opener

The “Never Stop” Award

The “I’ve Said My Piece” Award for thing that needs to JUST STOP

Direct download: IrrationalPod260p1.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Hey! It's my good friend Nabeshin! The man with the plan! The wonderful duder who put together all of our Game of the Year categories! He loves Persona 4, Disgaea, Kingdom Hearts, and the Witcher. He's really going to tell you about them.

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Spoilers:

Danganronpa Another Episode

Until Dawn

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Life is Strange

The Witcher 3 Spoilers

Don't forget to follow Nabeshin on Twitter @Nabeshin186!

Direct download: Nabeshin2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Ben Riddick is your local Nerdy Knight, and he is protecting the innocent with nerdy chivalry. Or something like that. Ben hosts the Nerdy Knights Radio, with fan favorites like Nikki Powell and Brandt Ranj on regularly! You should watch this episode I was on:

http://www.twitch.tv/nerdy_knights/v/32551924

Here are his favorite games of 2015.

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Spoilers:

Batman Arkham Knight

Check him out on Twitter @bRiddickulous and listen to him on Nerdy Knights Radio!

Direct download: BenR2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jacob Leightley and Cameron Abbott are two great friends I made this year. They were inspired by Kinda Funny live to start something, and to kick things off I invited them onto our annual Game of the Year guest list. What better way to celebrate than to have them both on for our longest Top 10/5 list yet.

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Spoilers:

Batman Arkham Knight

Persona 4 Golden

Life is Strange

From the new KnottyGamers! Ask Cameron for more. Jacob will premiere his new plan very soon!

Follow Cameron @unsexiestcomedy and Jacob @barackattack!

Direct download: JacobandCameron2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Alex is a new friend, and a real one, no doubt. I mean, his name is Alex, what's not to love? He hosts a new podcast called Pixel Pulse Radio and it has the sickest cover art I've ever seen. These are his favorite games of last year!

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Spoilers:

Batman Arkham Knight

Halo 4

Follow Alex everywhere and anywhere @ItsVanAken.

Direct download: AlexVA2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Nikki and Amanda are two of my favorite podcasters out there. Nikki came on our show earlier this year and Amanda hasn't yet, but apparently she hates video games, so we'll get her eventually. They're awesome, and these are their favorite games of 2015. 

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Spoilers:

Until Dawn

From Lipstick Nerds!

Follow Nikki @harleyquinn108 & Amanda @wakeupparamour!

 

Direct download: LipstickNerds2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Jarrett and Jacob are probably two of my favorite people in existence. They used to be volunteer editors on this website, and now they've moved on to bigger and better things. Jacob and I occasionally spoil episodic games and Jarrett is a regular on the Irrational Passions Podcast. These are their favorite games of the last year.

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Spoilers:

Until Dawn

Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt

From Gamepedia/Variety & Irrational Passions, that's this website!

Follow @JarrettJawn and Jacob @Jacobb41!

Direct download: DoubleEntenj2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Connor used to be property of Zack, but he is no longer. Now he's property of Viz Media, which is cool too. Him and I did one of these last year, and he came back for more, with a super excellent, super out there list.

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Spoilers:

No spoilers!

Works for VizMedia! Watch anime!

Follow @ConnorPOZ! He's awesome. 

Direct download: Connor2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Harold is a good friend and a long-time podcast friends. He hosts Hbomb & Friends, of which I consider myself a Best Friend, mostly self-induced. You should check him out, mostly because he may be the nicest guy on the Internet.

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Spoilers:

No spoilers :)

From HBomb & Friends!

Follow Harold on Twitter @usfhbomb!

Direct download: Harold2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

John "Plankfan" Weingartner is a long-time family member of the Irrational Passions Friends Family. He's been a huge part of our ExtraLife family for a while and has been a huge help in their production. I sat down with him and we churned out podcast gold together pretty much immediately.

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Spoilers:

No spoilers! :D

Check him out on Twitter @Plankfan, and you should send him some heart emojis.

Direct download: JohnW2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

I met Trevor back in May at Kinda Funny Live. He was on the GamesCast (of Kinda Funny fame) shorty after. You should check it out:

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Trevor is awesome, and he's been writing everyday since November, and that's cool.

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Spoilers:

Batman Arkham Knight

Tomb Raider (2013)

Fallout 4 (some side quests)

You should follow Trevor on Twitter @snarkystarkey and check out TrevorTrove, his website!

Direct download: Trevor2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Here I am with my two best friends. Mark is Call of Duty's biggest supporter/negator who is usually there for every big game release whether he buys them himself or I lend them to him so he can experience it. Katie is an incoming cosplayer/designer who usually introduces me and Mark to games we were dexter exposed to while at the same time giving us a run for our money in any game that's competitive.

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Follow Mark: @Mark_Kisling and follow Katie's Instagram: @cosplaykat. Check her stuff on Facebook too!

Direct download: MarkandKatie2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

I really love those guys at Fantastic Neighborhood. Sure, their podcast isn't as active as it used to be, but Fred and Jon put on a great show, and I got to sit down with them again and discuss their favorite games of the past year.

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Spoilers:

Ori and the Blind Forest

Follow Fred on Twitter @protoaddict and @heyjonanderson. Oh hey, maybe check out some of those Fantastic Neighborhood episodes. 

Direct download: FantasticHood2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Brandt is one of my favorite people in the whole world. You can watch him and I play Pokémon Snap together right now:

Warning: There probably won't actually be a video version of this one.

Spoilers:

Ori and the Blind Forest

You should probably follow Brandt on Twitter @Branj. He's pretty alright.

Direct download: Brandt2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Andrew and Frankie, hosts of the Word on the Street podcast, sat down with me and both gave me their favorite games from 2015.

 

Spoilers:

Until Dawn (Kind of)

Shovel Knight

The Witcher 3

Halo 5

You should follow Andrew on Twitter @StreetSweeperrr and Frankie on Twitter @FrankieGodoy! You should also probably listen to Word on the Street.

Direct download: WordotStreet2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

You probably know who Greg Miller is. He was 2015's trending gamer, helped found KindaFunny.com as an independent company one year ago today, and is an all around awesome guy. I got the chance to sit down with him and talk about his favorite games from last year.

Also: happy anniversary Kinda Funny! Go wish Greg, Colin, Nick and Tim a happy 1-year!

Spoilers:

Until Dawn (Kind of)

Gone Home (Kind of)

Batman Arkham Knight

Follow Greg on Twitter @GameOverGreggy, check out Kinda Funny, and give your best friend a hug.

Direct download: GregM2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

The first of our 2015 Guest Top 10s, Luis Menchaca is here from Musing with Menchaca to share his favorite games of the last year.

Spoilers Warnings For:

Broken Age

Ori & The Blind Forest

 

From Musing with Menchaca

Follow Luis @Chacalaca88

 

Direct download: Luis2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Barrett is the host over at BaiaZonaGamers and here does cool stuff. 

Warning: Alex's audio gets pretty gross towards the end of this. I had a bad cord that I didn't use for any other one of these, so don't worry. Sorry about that!

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Spoilers:

Limbo

Mad Max (video game)

Uncharted 2

Until Dawn

Batman Arkham Knight

(some) Fallout 4

Follow Barrett @BanandlerChong

See his stuff Youtube.com/BaiaZonaGamers!

Direct download: Barrett2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Justin is a super cool guy who hosts MaliciousPod X on this very site! These are his favorite games of last year.

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Spoilers:

Danganronpa Another Episode

Tales of Zestiria

The Order 1886

Life is Strange

Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water

Until Dawn

Follow Justin on Twitter @TheSigmaOmega! He's lovely.

Direct download: JustinG2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Brendan Williams makes cool video games for Irrational Passions, like Buddy System! These are his favorite games of last year!

Spoilers:

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Kingdom Hearts 3D

Life is Strange

Batman Akrham Knight

Mad Max

From Irrational Passions & Buddy System!

Follow him on Twitter @B_DUBS10

Direct download: Brendan2015.mp3
Category:Irrationally Passionate -- posted at: 10:00am EST



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