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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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E3 2021: Falling Frontier Is Space-Faring Strategy From The Mind Of A Single Developer

When we hear "developed by a single person," we expect to see something on a smaller scale, perhaps a simple design and basic gameplay. We don't expect to see a gigantic, procedurally generated space strategy game with hours of content in every session, but Scott D'Arcy of Stutter Fox Studios is doing just that. After checking the game out during an online E3 2021 hands-off demo, Falling Frontier has landed firmly on our radar.


Audeze and Capcom Partner For Resident Evil Village + Mobius Bundle

Audio manufacturer Audeze has announced a new partnership with Capcom, offering a new Resident Evil Village + Mobius Bundle exclusively on audeze.com.


E3 2021: Terra Invicta Is The First Original Game From The XCOM: Long War Modders

Fans of the XCOM: Long War mods rejoice, the team behind those epic adventures is creating its own grand strategy game. Terra Invicta is the first game from Pavonis Interactive, the former Long War Studios, who has set off on its own to try its hand at a new interstellar adventure. Jason takes a look at what the dev team has up their sleeves in this E3 preview.


E3 2021: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt Hands-On Preview: Battle Royale With Bite

The battle royale genre quickly became one of the most popular genres in video games, but after a while the games lost their edge. Jason looks into whether or not the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt from Sharkmob Interactive can bring the bite back into the genre.


E3 2021: Koch Media Unveils New Name For Publishing Games: Prime Matter

Koch Media has unveiled ten new games coming to consoles and PC under a brand new publishing label: Prime Matter, including Kingdom Come: Deliverance to Nintendo Switch.


E3 2021: Alliance of the Sacred Suns Preview

Alliance of the Sacred Suns is an upcoming strategy game that, as Jason puts it, sounds like Game of Thrones in space. Check out our preview from E3 2021.


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The RPG Files: Biomutant Review

Set in a post-human apocalyptic world, Biomutant puts you in the shoes of a humainoid rat-creature to build a new society from ashes. But how does the new open-world RPG from THQ Nordic stack up? Here is our review of Biomutant.


The Ascent Hands-On Preview: Diablo With Guns

Jason checks out The Ascent, an Isometric action shooter with RPG elements. As he puts it: Diablo with guns!


Not So MMO: Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous Preview Impressions

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a robust game. Jason took to the CRPG, whose beta comprises of about 60 hours worth of content, for a spin. Here are his thoughts.


Manticore Games Shows Off The Creativity At The 'Core' Of Its New Platform

Core, the do-it-yourself game creator by MantiCore Games, comes to the Epic Games Store today, bringing 20,000 free games from creators all over the world along with it. Jason was able to go hands-on ahead of the release and chat with its creators about the new game creation platform.


E3 Officially Going All-Digital In 2021, Taking Place June 12-15th

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is returning in 2021, as confirmed by its organizer The Entertainment Software Association, however this time it's going to be an all-digital affair. This is after speculation and reports indicated it was shifting to an in-person event.


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Not So MMO: Evil Genius 2: World Domination Review

Jason has been plotting ways to create his own Dr. Evil-esque empire, however those pesky moral issues are getting in the way of accomplish this in real life. Thankfully Evil Genius 2: World Domination allows him to do so in a video game without any of the ramifications. Here's our review.


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ADATA XPG SE900G External SSD Review

With storage at a premium during the new console generation's infancy, external solid state drives are becoming a necessity. We take the ADATA XPG SE900G External Solid State Drive for a test run to see if it's worth the investment.


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Bravely Default 2 Review - The RPG Files

If you're a lapsed Final Fantasy fan who wishes the series would return to its 2D roots, boy do I have a surprise for you. Square Enix heard your wish and granted it, only with a "Calypso in Twisted Metal" style swerve: it's not called Final Fantasy, it's called Bravely Default II. Here's our review.


Not So MMO: Evil Genius Hands-On Impressions

Jason went hands-on with the upcoming Evil Genius 2: World Domination, finding out that running your own evil empire still requires some more grunt work than anticipated.