Cheesesteaks & Controllers

Cheesesteaks & Controllers

The Cheesesteaks and Controllers Podcast is Philly's place for all things gaming. From competitive e-sports 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 14, 2021 52 min
This week Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli details the Rainbow Six: Siege Six Invitational, explains why Mass Effect is so impactful, and gives his first preview of E3 2021.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli talks with esports journalist Will English IV about the Overwatch League's May Melee tournament, runs down the highlights of the Epic v Apple court case, and travels through the complete spooky history of Resident Evil.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli regales in the Philadelphia Fusion starting the Overwatch League season 4-0, reviews the new Mortal Kombat movie, and holds the first ever Cheesesteaks and Controllers Character Draft.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli recaps Week 1 of Overwatch League and previews Week 2, talks about Call of Duty Warzone's big week and why it's a big deal, and finally lists a few games that celebrate your birthday with you.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli breaks down the opening matches in the Overwatch League's 2021 campaign, reviews the Resident Evil Showcase and Nintendo Indie World presentations from this week, and ends with a eulogy to the PlayStation Network on legacy consoles.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli previews the end of the League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown, speaks with Nanoleaf CEO Gimmy Chu about the company's line of gamer-friendly lighting, and runs down his favorite video game wrestlers just in time for Wrestlemania.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli gives a quick primer on what esports betting might look like if New Jersey legalizes it in May. He then gives predictions on the fifth Season 5 DLC fighter for Street Fighter V, and finishes with an Easter-themed segment...but not in the way you think.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli breaks down why the Valorant Champions Tour Game Changers event is so important, runs down the list of top game releases in Q2 2021, and wonders why Nintendo is going to kill Mario on 3/31.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli recaps the Square Enix Presents livestream, discusses Sony buying Evo and the future of the fighting game scene with Spawn On Me's Kahlief Adams, and runs down the history of NCAA Basketball Games in honor of March Madness.

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This week Fox PHL The Gambler's Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli predicts the VALORANT Masters I tournament, runs through the gaming history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and looks ahead to Fortnite's upcoming Chapter 2, Season 6.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli sites down with Rosemary "Nekkra" Kelley to talk about her appearance in the Pokemon Presents video, casting experience, and more. He also runs down some important gaming anniversaries coming up in 2021, then finishes with a spotlight on Gnosia, a Werewolf-meets-Among Us style indie title coming to Nintendo Switch.
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Fox PHL The Gambler's Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli breaks down the Philadelphia Fusion's 2021 Overwatch League schedule, recaps the PlayStation State of Play, and previews Pokemon's 25th anniversary events.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli previews the Overwatch events happening at BlizzConline, reviews this week's Nintendo Direct, and offers some advice to those who watch events like the Direct with snark in their hearts.
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli previews all 12 teams in the 2021 Call of Duty League, celebrates Street Fighter II's 30th anniversary, and wonders if E3 will ever be the same again.
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February 5, 2021 73 min
Fox PHL The Gambler's Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli welcomes a trio of guests for three info-packed interviews!

First he speaks with Greg Kim, the Director of Esports for Evil Geniuses, about joining VALORANT and the org's other endeavors.

Next he speaks with former Game Informer News Editor and business-minded industry vet Mike Futter about the GameStop stock situation.

Finally his guest is Celia Schilling, Mark...
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Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli runs down the full Call of Duty League scheduled for 2021, analyzes Xbox's recent Live Gold pricing snafu, and gives his thoughts on the latest controversy regarding Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.
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This week Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli gives a full rundown of the VALORANT Champions Tour, recaps the Resident Evil Showcase's biggest news, and talks about some presidential figures in past video games.
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Fox PHL The Gambler's Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli takes a look at the upcoming Overwatch League and Call of Duty League season structures, gives a brief history of LucasFilm Games in light of its rebrand, and ends with a pair of things that stick in his craw.
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It's 2021, and Fox PHL The Gambler's Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli is looking ahead with his dreams for the esports scene, some games to watch for in the first three months, and five bold predictions for gaming in 2021.
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December 31, 2020 65 min
Esports and Gaming Insider Jason Fanelli runs down the year 2020 in esports, then looks forwards to Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 with an interview with speedrunner Karl Germanovich and his picks for AGDQ 2021 speedruns to watch.
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