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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
Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning: Fatesworn Review - Chaos Control

In our review of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Fatesworn, Jason attempts to find whether the Amalur brand has a pulse, or whether Fatesworn has killed it for good.

Not So MMO: Rainbow Six Extraction

What happens when you take the gameplay of the Rainbow Six titles and throw in an unpredictable parasitic threat? Rainbow Six Extraction is here to answer that question. But how does it stack up? Check out our review for more.

10 Mobile MMORPGs To Dive Into On The Go In 2023

The mobile gaming industry has a bit of a reputation-and sure, games like Candy Crush Saga do exist-but outside of the gacha and match-3 apps there are some pretty robust MMOs that are looking for new players. You might want to scoff at the prospect of a "mobile MMO," but give these games a try; we suspect you'll change your mind.

10 RPGs You Need To Clear From Your Backlog In 2022

Welcome to 2022! We're sure you're ready for the latest and greatest RPGs to hit throughout the year, whether you're a Horizon fan waiting to travel to the Forbidden West or Rune Factory 5 has your eye. However, we're here now to remind you, ever so casually, that you have a backlog that can be worked on while you wait. 

Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 XL Review

Secretlab has been one of the biggest names in gaming chairs for years, but with the EVO Titan 2022, it's changing things up in big ways. Find out more in our review.

Akko 3098 Gaming Keyboard Review

Akko's back with another slick mechanical gaming keyboard. Find out if this stylish slate is worth a buy in our review!

Preview: Dying Light 2: Stay Human Is A Land Of The Living In Spite Of The Dead

Jason recently had the chance to check out the upcoming parkour RPG Dying Light 2: Stay Human at an event in San Francisco. Read on to learn more about the upcoming sequel to the first-parson zombie parkour game!

Secretlab Magnus Gaming Desk Review

Finally: a gaming desk that's actually innovative. The Secretlab Magnus, and its magnetic ecosystem, are impressive and expensive. Find out more in our review!

Oberhasli Or Bust: Touring deadmau5's New Core World With The Man Himself

What happens when you combine the MMO do-it-yourself gaming platform Core with one of the best EDM artists of all time? A new, digital world created by deadmau5 designed to keep the concert going.

Not So MMO: Gamedec Review

Imagine a future where game developers make house calls, no different than when you call a plumber to your home to check the pipes. These devs assess, diagnose, and fix problems with gaming chairs where people lay back, throw on a virtual reality headset, and transport to an entirely new plane of existence. This is the basic premise of Gamedec, a futuristic mystery novel infused with RPG elements that eschews combat for fact-gathering and puzzle solving. Mixing the world aesthetic of The Ascent

Not So MMO: Far Cry 6 Review

Being a guerrilla is exhausting work. Jason took up the mantle in the latest Far Cry entry for our Not So MMO review series. But how does Far Cry 6 fare? Here is our review.

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Controller Review

Can the Razer Wolvering V2 Chroma overtake the Xbox Elite Controller as the premium controller to buy for Xbox and PC? Find out in our review!

Naraka Bladepoint Review

Naraka: Bladepoint takes on the task of iterating on the battle royale formula in a way that is mostly interesting. However, does it do enough to stand out from the crowded genre?

The RPG Files: The Ascent Review

Jason took the latest action RPG, The Ascent, for a spin in our latest RPG Files review. How does the frenetic, fast-paced action hold up? Here is our full review.

Revisiting the Audeze Mobius with Resident Evil: Village

The Audeze Mobius was one of the most advanced gaming headsets when it was released, but does it still hold up in 2021? Find out in this revisit.