Cheesesteaks & Controllers

Cheesesteaks & Controllers

The Cheesesteaks and Controllers Podcast is Philly's place for all things gaming. From competitive esports to the hottest new announcements, Fox PHL The Gambler's Esports/Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli brings you everything you need to know, all with authentic Philly flair. If you want to learn more about video games, take a bite out of these Cheesesteaks and Controllers. DISCLAIMER: Please don't bite your controllers. Your dentists will be angry with us.

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May 27, 2022 48 min
This week Jason recaps the Philadelphia Fusion's first three matches, runs down the schedule of June's video game events, and lists his most memorable trailers of all time.
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This week Jason catches you up on the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, Rainbow Six Siege Charlotte Major, and the Overwatch League through Week 2. He then dives deep into MultiVersus's closed alpha, and finally gives a few ideas for future character additions.
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This week Jason speaks with his Overwatch League correspondent Will English IV about the first week of action. He then looks at what Xbox might have in store for the rest of 2022, and finally runs down the schedule for Summer Games Done Quick 2022.
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This week Jason looks ahead to the start of the 2022 Overwatch League season, starting with what's new in 2022, then focusing on this week's matches, and finally diving into the Philadelphia Fusion.
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This week Jason speaks with AEW's Aubrey Edwards about wrestling, game dev, and more. He also discusses guest characters in fighting games, and wraps up with a pitch to Epic Games for a Fortnite cosmetic set themed for a movie franchise celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 2.
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This week Jason runs down the LCS Spring Final, lists a few things he wants to see from the All Elite Wrestling video game, and looks back at five musical moments from video game history.
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This week, Jason gives his thoughts on fighting games going free-to-play, lists his hopes and dreams for the newly announced Kingdom Hearts 4, and finishes with 5 games you should play from this year that you may have already missed.
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This week Jason sits down with Adam Boyes and Chelsea Blasko, co-CEOs of Iron Galaxy Studios, to talk about their new Nashville studio and the upcoming pro rasslin' battle royale Rumbleverse. He then lists a few games he'd like to see get the Max Payne remake treatment, then ends with a recap of the March Music Madness contest.
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This week Jason analyzes the new PlayStation Plus tier system, opines about E3 2022's total cancellation, and lists the top releases to watch for in Q2 2022.
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March 25, 2022 39 min
This week Jason heads down to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ for the first-ever esports tournament in the resort's history, a Madden 22 tournament hosted by the new player-vs-player app Landuel and its parent company Esports Entertainment Group.

Includes interviews with EEG president of esports Magnus Leppäniemi, EEG CEO Grant Johnson, and Madden pro player Chris "DubDot" McFarland.
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This week Jason talks about esports for mobile games, recaps the ID@Xbox Showcase, and reveals the bracket for the March Music Madness 2022 contest! Search "March Music Madness" on Challonge and get your predictions in for a chance to win!
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This week Jason tells you how you can win $50 to any digital gaming store you want, recaps Evo 2022's game list announcement and PlayStation's State of Play, then finishes by giving ideas for possible retro-style collections.
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This week Jason expresses his concern regarding Capcom and Nintendo's recent decisions regarding competitive gaming, reacts to the reveal of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, and runs down a very busy March 2022 for game releases.
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This week Jason Fanelli makes his wishes for the newly announced Street Fighter 6, runs down the winners of the 2021 DICE Awards, and lists his favorite collector's editions in gaming history.
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Jason's back from a week off and jumps right in with new details on the 2022 Overwatch League. He then lists five potential video game mergers that make the most sense to him, and ends with some thoughts on Horizon Forbidden West as it finally reaches launch day.
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This week Jason dives into the Six Invitational 2022 beginning February 8, talks more about his review of Dying Light 2 Stay Human, and runs down some mobile games that may change how you think about gaming on your phone.
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This week Jason Fanelli breaks down the Esports Gaming League's Club Clash featuring the Philadelphia Union, lists all the big games releasing in February, and gives his favorite games to play while he's sick.
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This week Jason analyzes Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard from multiple angles, then finishes with his review of Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Extraction.
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This week Jason speaks with Steve Fallon, creator of the "fantasy football but for video games" platform Fantasy Critic, while giving a few strategies for your league's draft. He ends by speaking with Aimee and Dr. Eric Rubin, owners of Game On State in Media, Pennsylvania, about the pay-to-play facility with arcade games, pinball, VR, and more.
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This week Jason looks ahead to 2022, naming esports events and upcoming game releases worth keeping an eye on. He ends by running down the speedruns you should watch during Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 starting Sunday January 9.
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