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Jason Fanelli is a tried-and-true Philadelphian, having lived in Delaware County for his entire life. He’s a veteran of the games industry, covering it for over a decade with bylines on The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, IGN, and more. He currently hosts the Cheesesteaks and Controllers podcast on iHeartRadio for Fox Sports Radio in Philadelphia.

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Not So MMO: EVERSPACE 2 Preview

Jason jumped into EVERSPACE 2 to check out Rockfish's latest entry into their sci-fi series as it heads to Early Access next week. Check out what he thinks of the upcoming Early Access game.


Fortnite Follies: How The Allure Of Epic's Hit Was Too Much To Pass Up

Jason has been playing Fortnite, a game that while he first played it back in 2018, didn't really grip him. Now, though, the recent Mandalorian season sunk its Battle Royale teeth in him. Jason breaks down why he thinks that is, and some thoughts on the global hit in general.


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Mountain Makalu 67 Wired Mouse Review

The new Makalu 67 mouse is a lightweight, lightning fast gaming mouse that's simple and elegant in its design. Will it bring you the best of what PC gaming has to offer, or are there serious setbacks to worry about? Check out this review to find out more.


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Not So MMO: Hyrule Warrios: Age of Calamity Review

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has left our reviewer, Jason, conflicted. On one hand it's one of the most efficient uses of Musou formula, but he can't help be feel it could have stuck its landing better. Here's our review of the latest offering from Nintendo.


Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Xbox One X Vs Xbox Series X

Rarely is our writer Jason presented with an opportunity to start a game on one console and finish it on its successor, but that is exactly what happened with Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Take a look at his thoughts about the major differences that have stuck out, as well as how this has changed his mindset with games in general as a result.


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Not So MMO: Bugsnax Review

You've probably had the Bugsnax song stuck in your head at least once since the summer: "kinda bug and kinda snack, try to catch it in your trap, feed somebody and you'll see we are whatever we eat." That earworm invaded our brains the instant Bugsnax made its debut during the PlayStation 5 reveal presentation back in July. But does the full experience stick in your brain after the Bugsnax song wears off? Here's our review.


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Not So MMO: Carto Review

Carto, a charming puzzler following a young girl's journey to return to her grandmother, brings with it some new concepts that caught Jason's attention, scratching that exciting itch when seeing something new. But how does the indie puzzler hold up overall?


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Not So MMO: Watch Dogs Legion Review

Watch Dogs Legion puts you in the middle of a revolution in modern day London, where any NPC you can see can become the main character of your resistance against Albion. But, how does the ambitious entry in the Watch Dogs series hold up? Here is our review.


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HyperX Cloud II Wireless Headset Review

HyperX takes the Cloud II headset wireless, offering 7.1 surround sound and more while not tethering your head to a controller or USB port. Will dropping some cash on the wireless Cloud II take you to Cloud Nine? Read our review to find out.


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Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning Review

In February of 2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning entered the vast RPG arena, looking to dethrone Skyrim and the other top role-playing games of the era. In 2020 THQ Nordic has taken the mantle, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning re-inserts the epic adventure into the spotlight, and the game holds up extremely well.


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The RPG Files: Fae Tactics Review

Fae Tactics achieves a rare feat in video games - being simplistic while simultaneously being overwhelming at the same time. Check out our review of this tactical strategy game.


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Overwatch Re-Review - 2020 Edition

We're taking another look at Overwatch and updating our thoughts on how it stands for players looking to get into the multi-player hero shooter in 2020. Does the experience still hold up?