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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 for 9 years, and though his partner 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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3:00 PM on 12.12.2012

Hands-on with Aliens: Colonial Marines

Before going out to view Prometheus, I felt it necessary to watch the first three Alien movies again to get a more cohesive feel of the universe. After coming away from this marathon viewing, I noted once again how different ...

Casey Baker

3:00 PM on 12.08.2012

Impressions: Trine 2: Director's Cut on the Wii U

When Trine 2 was initially released, I was excited to check it out on Xbox Live Arcade as I had heard many good things about the first one and its open-ended, puzzle-platformer gameplay. Unfortunately, as much I was entranced...

Casey Baker

1:00 PM on 10.20.2012

Review: The Last Express (iOS)

When The Last Express was first released in 1997, it was considered an incredibly engaging mystery set on the Orient Express as it traveled from Paris to Constantinople on the eve of World War I. In many ways the game was far...

Casey Baker

11:00 AM on 10.10.2012

Preview: How cassowaries saved my life in Far Cry 3

The original Far Cry was an incredibly fun experience, with a varied deadly tropical landscape and relatively intelligent A.I. opponents for the time. The gameplay was both challenging and continuously engaging, and made me a...

Casey Baker

8:30 PM on 10.09.2012

Get acquainted with the allies of Far Cry 3 in this video

The trailer above details two of your main allies in Far Cry 3. Dennis Richards is a Liberian National who has found a home among the Rakyat tribe that lives on Rook Island. During my own playthrough that will go up tomorrow...

Casey Baker

6:00 PM on 09.07.2012

Preview: Strike Suit Zero and space-based mech warfare

Born Ready Games has a vision to revive large-scale space combat as a viable genre in the vein of games like Wing Commander and Freelancer. With their new PC venture Strike Suit Zero, the company is poised to do exactly that....

Casey Baker

2:00 PM on 09.07.2012

Preview: Solving simple puzzles in The Cave

At the Sega Booth during PAX Prime 2012, I was able to get a quick demo preview of The Cave, an upcoming puzzle platformer coming to both consoles and PC by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine. From first impressions, I immediately a...

Casey Baker

2:30 PM on 09.03.2012

PAX: State of Decay is not just another zombie game

As PAX wound down to its final hour, I happened to walk by the Microsoft booth once more on my way out and noticed the Xbox Live Arcade game State of Decay finally had some space for me to get a quick runthrough as the conven...

Casey Baker

12:15 PM on 09.03.2012

PAX: Avatar Motocross Madness is actually decent

The Xbox 360 indie scene is filled with a ton of throwaway games and "experiences" that incorporate your Xbox Avatar into the gameplay. It's not surprising that Microsoft's own Avatar Motocross Madness for Xbox Live Arcade si...

Casey Baker

10:00 AM on 09.02.2012

PAX: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer character unveiled

At a closed-door screening, Gearbox's Mike Neumann officially unveiled the previously described fifth character class, Gaige the Mechromancer. Unsurprisingly, Gaige more or less looks like her concept art as realized in the c...

Casey Baker

6:00 PM on 08.23.2012

Interview: Defining 2D stealth in Mark of the Ninja

I've always had a complicated relationship with stealth games. On the one hand, I love sneaking around and plotting out how I'm going to take out every enemy in a given room. On the other, I get frustrated easily when a game ...

Casey Baker

2:00 PM on 08.23.2012

Review: Rainbow Moon

Tactical role-playing games gained a more mainstream momentum with titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem on the Nintendo DS due to their bright, friendly graphics and user friendliness. After more notable hardc...

Casey Baker

5:00 PM on 06.29.2012

Preview: Worms Revolution brings a deluge from the past

The history of the Worms franchise is a long and storied one, spanning all the way back to the very early days of gaming. In an interview with Andy Davidson, the main creator of the original Worms game, I was given insight in...

Casey Baker

12:00 PM on 05.24.2012

Preview: Sleeping Dogs may be a sleeper hit

The road Sleeping Dogs has taken since first inception has been a rather rocky one. After starting development as its own beast, Activision took up the game in the interest of creating a third iteration in the (admittedly med...

Casey Baker

5:15 PM on 04.26.2012

Preview: A fresh take on cover-based warfare with Hybrid

Historically, 5th Cell is a company known for fun and incredibly innovative games that skew towards a younger audience, such as the surprisingly deep Lock's Quest and the award-winning and beloved Super Scribblenauts (both fo...

Casey Baker

2:00 PM on 04.19.2012

Review: Colors! 3D

While Nintendo's 3DS system has seen the release of an abundance of great games recently on the eShop, there has also been a dearth of applications that really utilize the 3DS' functionality. At launch, the system saw some gr...

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