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Matt Casamassina (born December 22, 1975) is a video game journalist and novelist from Los Angeles, California, and was the cofounder of IGN[citation needed]. He quit working for IGN on April 23, 2010. In his time at the site, he was the author of many reviews and previews of games by video game developer and publisher Nintendo.[1] He resides in Los Angeles, California, is married and has three children.[2]

Matt Casamassina
Born (1975-12-22) December 22, 1975 (age 43)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationGlobal editorial games manager

Casamassina started in 1997 as editor of the website, which soon became the Nintendo 64 section of the IGN site[3] and whose domain name now redirects to Nintendo's official website.

Casamassina also appeared on the G4 television program Attack of the Show! as a guest star[4] and as a character model in the Nintendo 64 game Perfect Dark. He, along with Craig Harris, Chadd Chambers, and Peer Schneider, has become one of the main characters in the IGN-published webcomic Cubetoons.

Casamassina independently published his first novel, Dead Weight, in 2016.



On April 22, 2010, Casamassina announced on his blog that he would be leaving IGN to work for Apple, where he is the editorial manager of the iOS App Store.[5]


Casamassina is the author of two novels: Dead Weight (2016) and Sophistication (2018).[6][7]


  1. ^ "Matt-IGN's articles". IGN.
  2. ^ Casamassina, Matt. "Rocco Archer". Twitter. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "How to Get a Job in the Videogame Industry: Videogame Journalist". IGN. January 6, 2006.
  4. ^ "Attack of the Show!: Brian Savage, Anberlin Recap". March 23, 2006.
  5. ^ "Apple Hires IGN Editor As App Store Game Editorial Chief". Gamasutra. April 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "Books by Matt Casamassina".
  7. ^ "Matt Casamassina author page on Amazon". Amazon (company).

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