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James Perkins Mastromarino

Producer, Here & Now

James Perkins Mastromarino is Here & Now's Washington, D.C.-based producer. He works with NPR's newsroom on a daily whirlwind of topics that range from Congress to TV dramas to outer space. Mastromarino also edits NPR's Gaming coverage and reports on gaming for daily shows like All Things Considered, Pop Culture Happy Hour and Morning Edition.

Mastromarino was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in the Netherlands, Boston and San Diego. He contracted the media bug in high school when he made short documentaries and features that premiered at venues like the LA Film Festival. He later discovered a love of audio production as a student reporter at BYU Radio.

An avid hiker and bicyclist, he earned a bachelor's in history from Brigham Young University, researched German movies at Cambridge University and did volunteer service work in Japan. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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Many gamers are ecstatic that 'Final Fantasy VII Rebirth' is finally out

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The Half-Elf Cleric Shadowheart, a character in Baldur's Gate 3. Larian Studios hide caption

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Clockwise from the top-left: Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, Hades 2, Dragon's Dogma 2, Princess Peach: Showtime! Square Enix/Supergiant Games/Capcom/Nintendo hide caption

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NPR's 24 most anticipated video games of 2024

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2023's best games — picked by the NPR staff

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Detective Pikachu Returns, a kid-friendly mystery game from Nintendo, releases the same week as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Mirage. Nintendo/Ubisoft hide caption

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Everyone can be an elephant in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Nintendo hide caption

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It's already been a huge year for video games. Here are some of the blockbusters

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What to expect from 'Final Fantasy 16'

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Link returns in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo hide caption

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In 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' the open world is wide open

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