Meet the Fam
Also known as: Dad, Review Dad
First game ever played: Combat for the Atari 2600
Favorite games: Overwatch, XCOM, Borderlands 2, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Rock Band
Steam/PSN/XBL username: Timpysan
Battle.net tag: Timpysan#11106
About: Tim has been gaming since he was five years old. He published his first video game fanzine, which received recognition from a national gaming magazine, on a dot matrix printer (Google it, kids) when he was fourteen. These days, Tim uses his gaming powers to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, via the Extra Life charity.
Also known as: Mom, Blogging Mom of 4
First game ever played: Space Invaders
Favorite games: Settlers of Catan, World of Warcraft, Mario Kart
About: Although not quite as rabid a gamer as the rest of the family, Dawn has been known to get some serious geek on. And woe to those who underestimate her competitive nature!
Also known as: Dylpup
First game ever played: Crash Bandicoot
Favorite games: Overwatch, Magic: The Gathering, Dark Souls, Legend of Zelda
About: Dylan was practically born with a controller in his hand. Gaming since he was two years old, Dylan decided to learn to read so that he could read the quest text in the Legend of Zelda games.
Also known as: Abbie Bear
First game ever played: Ratchet & Clank
Favorite games: LittleBigPlanet, Minecraft, Animal Crossing, Monopoly, Life, Concept
About: The creative spirit of the family, Abbie enjoys activities that allow her to bring her imagination to life. She can often be found drawing or designing levels in LittleBigPlanet and Minecraft.
Also known as: Tubby Cubby
First game ever played: Banjo-Kazooie
Favorite games: MLB: The Show, Minecraft, Dungeon Defenders, Clash of Clans, FIFA
About: Caleb eats, sleeps, and breathes baseball. If he’s not on the diamond in real life, he’s advancing his Road to the Show player in MLB: The Show.
Also known as: Papie Bug
First game ever played: LittleBigPlanet
Favorite games: LittleBigPlanet, Minecraft, Viva Piñata
About: Caleb’s younger twin by one minute, Faith is Tim’s self-proclaimed gaming sidekick. Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when she was four years old, Faith is Tim’s inspiration for his Extra Life charity efforts.