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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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Side Quests: After Us Review

What comes after humanity? Exploration adventure title After Us aims to give us a bleak hypothesis on exactly what does come after us. Here is our review.


PAX EAST: The Mageseeker: A League Of Legends Story Hands-On Preview: Another Great Look At LoL Lore

Few things have made Jason happier in video games the last few years than Riot Games's decision to expand the lore of League Of Legends into other genres. More than a decade's worth of lore and worldbuilding is ripe for the picking, so I imagine Riot and the developers they choose to work with will not be at a loss for ideas. 2021's Ruined King got the ball rolling thanks to Airship Syndicate's turn-based RPG prowess, and now Digital Sun gets a turn with Mageseeker: A League Of Legends Story.


The RPG Files: WrestleQuest Is Every Wrestling Fan's Childhood In RPG Form

Jason is a long-time fan of professional wrestling. Growing up on Macho Man Randy Savage, Jake 'The Snake' Roberts and more, Jason has been enthralled with it since a kid. He also loves RPGs, so seeing the two meld into one with WrestleQuest at PAX East last month was a treat.


Interview: After Two Years In Early Access, Everspace 2 Is Cleared For 1.0 Launch

Two years ago, Everspace 2 officially entered Early Access, which gave players an early look into the series's new space exploring approach. With the game's 1.0 launch now here, there's plenty to discuss before we blast off into the unknown for the first time. We spoke with Rockfish Games' Erik Schrader about the 1.0 launch last month at PAX East.


Side Quests: Magic: The Gathering March Of The Machine - Opening Thoughts After Opening Packs

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Everspace 2 Review: Blasting Out Of Early Access

Jason goes hands-on with Everspace 2, Rockfish Games' second entry in its sci-fi space shooter franchise, putting the newly out of early access title through its paces. How does it fare? Check out our review.


To Infinity And Beyond: Artix Entertainment's Adam Bohn Talks 20 Years Of AdventureQuest

After 20 years, AdventureQuest is still updating and growing. We talked to Artix Entertainment's Adam Bohn about two decades of the franchise, memorable moments, and the future.


Side Quests: One Man's Journey Into ONE: A Magic The Gathering Pre-Release Event Story

Jason takes us through his personal relationship with Magic The Gathering, culminating in the recent release of the newest set: Phyrexia All Will Be One in this latest edition of Side Quests.


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The RPG Files: Fire Emblem Engage Review

The latest Fire Emblem was released on Switch a few weeks back, and Jason has been putting it through its paces. But just how engaging is Fire Emblem Engage?


Side Quests: Arcade1Up's CES 2023 Lineup Points To A New Future Of Deluxe Affordability - Interview

The new Deluxe cabinets - combined with the Infinity Game Board - signal an effort by the A1Up team to get price points down while keep the quality clear.


The 10 Best Cross-Platform MMOs To Play In 2023

Whether on PC, mobile or console, MMO fans are everywhere. Here are 10 games that can be played and enjoyed across multiple platforms, be it PC, console, or even mobile devices. 


The List: 10 Best Sci-Fi MMOs To Play In 2024

MMOs are not lacking in space-themed adventures, but a few continue to stand out above the rest as worthy of your time and money. These are the 10 best sci-fi themed MMOs to pick up in the coming year. 


The 10 Best Survival Games To Play In 2024

Want to know the best survival games to play this year? We've got you covered.


League Of Legends Season 2023 Kicks Off Today. Here's All Of The Major Changes

Riot Games' ever-growing MOBA League Of Legends begins Season 2023 today, which will bring new rewards, new champions - along with some new looks at some old faces - and much more. At a recent preview event, we sat in as members of Riot's LoL team ran down everything coming to the game this year. 


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The RPG Files: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Review

With the Final Fantasy VII Remake story train now barreling down the tracks, it was only a matter of time before Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII reappeared over a decade after its launch, built from the ground up for a new audience. Does it work?