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Casey Baker is passionate about all things video game, and has been this way since very young. His earliest memories involve trying to get E.T. out of a hole.

Casey plays nearly all genres of games, excluding most sports games (save Super Dodgeball for the NES), and pretty much any fitness games.

Casey has been partnered with his 'domestic partner' (will be husband soon!) Mike for 8 years, and though Mike doesn't share quite the same passion for games as he does, Mike can kick his ass at Mega Man 2 and Castle Crashers, and loves Journey and Rez.

Casey also plays several online games with his twin brother, and is always happy to find others to play online with.

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Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew

The developers of The Crew have an unusual take on their new IP that features fast cars, deep customization, and miles and miles of the United States to traverse across and race within. Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections in...   more

Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo


Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo
Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew photo



Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

When Retro Studios' Donkey Kong Country Returns released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original Donkey Kong Country for the first time, I marveled at its solid platforming ...   more

Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo


Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo



Dragon Age: Inquisition is a major improvement

As much as I love Bioware's style of creating compelling companions and giving the player agency to make choices that ultimately affect the overarching narrative, I have never been able to get into the Dragon Age series, no m...   more

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Disney Infinity: Action! is an AR toy for mobile devices

  During a recent press event with Disney Interactive, I got a chance to look at how Disney Infinity will translate to mobile devices. The publisher is planning to release two separate apps, one for iOS devices and lat...   more

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Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode revealed

A common pattern for when a successful single-player IP has turned into a series is to tack on a multiplayer bit of some form. Unfortunately, when this happens, the multiplayer portion is often a half-assed attempt thrown in...   more

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Cooperative mayhem in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

In a recent hands-on with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I had a chance to see exactly what our other editors have been excited about regarding both the game's single- and multiplayer components. I spent a little time with a coupl...   more

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Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome

I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half pl...   more

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Review: Grid 2

Codemasters' original Race Driver: Grid was -- and still is -- a pinnacle of automobile racing games. Back when it was released in 2008, I spent literally hundreds of hours with the game trying to rack up cars, medals, sponso...   more

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Wonderful 101 has room for FIVE in multiplayer mode

During this morning's special E3 Nintendo Direct, Iwata announced that the multiplayer for Platinum Games' The Wonderful 101 will include up to five people playing simultaneously. That's one more than the usual four, for tho...   more

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Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference

In step with previous efforts and vocalizations regarding its desire to make its next console open to smaller developers, Sony has announced support for several independent teams and their games on the PS4. A few of the annou...   more

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Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference photo
Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference photo
Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference photo
Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference photo
Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference photo
Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference photo



Review: Go Home Dinosaurs!

Go Home Dinosaurs! is a game that will draw immediate comparisons to Plants vs. Zombies. From its cutesy art style, to its carefully constructed tower defense-based gameplay, much of this iPad experience will recall hours pla...   more

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Impressions: Frozen Synapse for iPad

When Frozen Synapse arrived on PC in 2011, the indie game wowed strategy enthusiasts with its incredibly compelling tactical gameplay. Complex strategy arose from a very simple interface and the most rudimentary of graphics, ...   more

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OUYA impressions: Hands-on with the early backer unit

When the OUYA was first revealed on Kickstarter last July, my curiosity was instantly piqued. Being the kind of gamer who values sheer fun and general style and aesthetic over pure graphical processing power, the more I read ...   more

OUYA impressions: Hands-on with the early backer unit  photo

Review: BADLAND

The Apple App Store seems to be filled with a glut of endless-runner/platforming games and their ilk these days. From excellent ventures such as Canabalt and Rayman Jungle Run to more suspect knock-offs (Here's lookin' at you...   more

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Feeling the Rush in Need For Speed: Most Wanted U

After smashing a few hundred cars and winning a fair share of brutal races in the hours of time spent in Need For Speed: Most Wanted for the Xbox 360, I was more than happy for the opportunity to check out the recently releas...   more

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Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2

Five long years have passed since the original Race Driver: GRID offered racing fans an excellent hybrid racer with edge-of-your seat thrills in a great variety of racing styles. While the DiRT series has branched out a bit i...   more

Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo


Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo
Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo
Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo
Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo
Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo
Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2 photo