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 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘Metal Slug’ rivals ‘Contra’ with detailed run and gun fun

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘Metal Slug’ rivals ‘Contra’ with detailed run and gun fun

The genre of run and gun games is no stranger to prominence, with notable titles such as “Contra” on the NES and “Gunstar Heroes” on the Sega Genesis and, yet, as last week’s review of “The King of Fighters ‘94” has shown this writer, the Neo Geo always had games that spiced things up a […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘King of Fighters ’94’ holds its own among ’90s fighting games

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘King of Fighters ’94’ holds its own among ’90s fighting games

In the ‘90s, creating arcade games that stood out among the cabinets was imperative, and perhaps no genre of arcade games was in more constant need of this than fighting games, which ruled the roost in most arcades around the globe at the time. While many gamers chose their sides in the “Street Fighter” versus […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘Baseball Stars Professional’ is good but not quite major league

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘Baseball Stars Professional’ is good but not quite major league

Here on Turn to Channel 3, I like to think of spring as much as I can, especially when living in the always-interesting Northeastern Pennsylvania weather patterns thrust upon us. To me, more than anything, baseball season is a sign that spring has truly arrived, so I think to keep those positive thoughts of a […]

 Crisco

A FREAK ACCIDENT: International Women’s Day, Disney songs, and debunked health myths

A FREAK ACCIDENT: International Women’s Day, Disney songs, and debunked health myths

Mankind has a history of making costly mistakes – A Freak Accident is just the latest. Behold, a podcast that runs on pure nuclear absurdity with just enough addictive, fanatic energy to keep you wanting more. Hosted by four current and former radio personalities, A Freak Accident boldly ventures into the topical realms of current […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast Environmental and Technology Center developing in Mayfield for tech and biomedical entrepreneurs

Northeast Environmental and Technology Center developing in Mayfield for tech and biomedical entrepreneurs

From a press release: NEET Center Associates LLC has announced the acquisition of the former Lackawanna Business Center in Mayfield to redevelop the 95,000 square foot mixed use building into the Northeast Environmental and Technology Center (The NEET Center). The redevelopment of the existing building into The NEET Center will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘3 Count Bout’ taps out quickly with repetitive gameplay

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘3 Count Bout’ taps out quickly with repetitive gameplay

While the 1980s were largely considered the Golden Age of arcades, the 1990s created a flavor distinctly its own within those hallowed halls across the country, with games like “Mortal Kombat,” “NBA Jam,” and “Street Fighter II” taking center stage with other notables. More than ever, gamers wanted that arcade experience at home but, in […]

 Crisco

A FREAK ACCIDENT: Iconic TV show themes, Cash Me Outside girl, and breakup lies

A FREAK ACCIDENT: Iconic TV show themes, Cash Me Outside girl, and breakup lies

Mankind has a history of making costly mistakes – A Freak Accident is just the latest. Behold, a podcast that runs on pure nuclear absurdity with just enough addictive, fanatic energy to keep you wanting more. Hosted by four current and former radio personalities, A Freak Accident boldly ventures into the topical realms of current […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Cannon Spike’ mixes Capcom characters for run and gun fun on Sega Dreamcast

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Cannon Spike’ mixes Capcom characters for run and gun fun on Sega Dreamcast

Like the Sega Saturn, the Sega Dreamcast debuted with great promise but was once again throttled by poor timing and not enough market to avoid getting nearly blown out of the water by the PlayStation 2. However, there are still some amazing games for this console so, finishing off our month of Sega games here […]

 Crisco

A FREAK ACCIDENT: Newly discovered planets, Shamrock Shake, and dangerous toys

A FREAK ACCIDENT: Newly discovered planets, Shamrock Shake, and dangerous toys

Mankind has a history of making costly mistakes – A Freak Accident is just the latest. Behold, a podcast that runs on pure nuclear absurdity with just enough addictive, fanatic energy to keep you wanting more. Hosted by four current and former radio personalities, A Freak Accident boldly ventures into the topical realms of current […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Nights into Dreams’ imagined an inventive new world on the Sega Saturn

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Nights into Dreams’ imagined an inventive new world on the Sega Saturn

The year is 1996 and the Saturn, Sega’s latest console following the Sega CD, is on the ropes from the upstart Sony PlayStation, which is bringing a hip new vibe to gaming while ushering in many adult gamers in a way other companies couldn’t do at the time. Without a “Sonic the Hedgehog” game to […]

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