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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.

August 2020
Last Active
June 2021
Super Mario RPG Review - Feel Like A Kid Again

Super Mario RPG was remade for the Nintendo Switch, and Jason has been busy putting it through its paces. Does it hold up all these years later? Here's our review.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Review - Swinging For The Fences - Side Quests

Insomniac had its work cut out for it with Spider-Man 2. To say expectations were high going into this sequel is an understatement, buffered by both the first game's major success and the bridge between console generations that was Miles Morales. So how does it stack up?

Exclusive: Here's A New Card From The Upcoming Disney Lorcana: Rise Of The Floodborn Set

If you're not up on your trading card games at the moment, Ravensburger recently entered the realm with a major IP up its sleeve: Disney Lorcana is here. We've got an exclusive look at one of the latest cards coming with The Rise of the Floodborn set on November 17th.

Alan Wake 2 Review: A Thrilling, Tense Masterpiece

Alan Wake 2, is a creepy, tense, thriller that, despite some areas of struggle, is a great time. Our review.

Lords Of The Fallen Review

The Lords of the Fallen takes players to the dual worlds of Axiom and Umbral, but how well does the latest Soulslike hold up under pressure? Jason tackles this in his review.

Starfield Review - Written In The Stars

Jason is finally ready to render a verdict on Bethesda's latest open-world RPG, Starfield. Does it reach for the stars or crash back to Earth?

Starfield Review In Progress

Starfield is the next massive, open-world RPG from developer Bethesda Game Studios. Jason takes off and explores the stars in this review in progress.

Side Quests: Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical Review

A video game taking the form of a Broadway musical is a much rarer affair, and Stray Gods is a perfect example of what makes that adaptation so difficult. Yet, it has a lot going right for it, and is a fun experience.

Review: WrestleQuest Comes Off The Top Rope With A Solid Debut Effort

WrestleQuest brings the world of wrestling to a turn-based RPG, combining the two rather seamlessly into a solid first effort. Jason breaks down the nostalgia-fueled, pro wrestling - RPG hybrid down in his latest review.

RiotPWR Cloud Gaming Controller Review

Looking for an affordable but great controller to use with your smartphone or cloud gaming service? The RiotPWR Cloud Gaming Controller, available through Apple, may just be the choice for you.

The RPG Files: WrestleQuest Wants To Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

After PAX East earlier this year, WrestleQuest became one of Jason's most anticipated games. After more time in the squared circle, he's certain of another thing: WrestleQuest wants you to feel like a kid again while you play the wrestling RPG.

Magic: The Gathering Commander Masters Cards Revealed, See Them All Here

Magic: The Gathering fans are still finding their footing in The Shire, but Wizards Of The Coast is wasting no time firing off the next of their Wizards' Rockets as Commander Masters featured heavily during today's Weekly MTG livestream.

10 Cards We'd Love To See Reprinted In MTG Commander Masters

Commander Masters - the next entry in Magic: The Gathering's format-based "masters" sets - is due for a big reveal this week. If the reveal event follows the same format as other recent reveals like The Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth, we're going to have a lot of cards to sink our teeth into. Here are ten cards we'd love to see reprinted in the upcoming Commander set.

Crash Team Rumble Review: A Raucous Good Time

Back at Summer Game Fest Play Days, one demo seemed to elicit more cheers and shouts from attendees than any other: Crash Team Rumble. Every match played throughout the weekend sounded like the final minute of an NBA Finals game, with loud whooping and anguished cries of defeat echoing through the entire pavilion. If the demo was that fun, surely the full release will be the same, right?

Disney Illusion Island Is The Perfect 'Kid's First Game'

Disney Illusion Island is a new adventure game designed for the whole family to enjoy together. We got a preview at Summer Game Fest.