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 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ royally elevates Marvel blockbusters with bold new vision

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ royally elevates Marvel blockbusters with bold new vision

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. When it comes to pre-release hype, not too much comes to mind before Disney these days. Whether it’s a new “Star Wars” film, the latest Pixar project, or the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Internet hype train runs […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Wartime action and campy story make ‘Bloody Wolf’ a blast

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Wartime action and campy story make ‘Bloody Wolf’ a blast

Gaming, like movies, books, and music, has genres, and even sub-genres that have been created, discovered, and built upon for decades now. If you’re developing a game for any of these, you need to do whatever you can to make your game stand out from the pack. Did today’s pick for Turn to Channel 3 […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Battle Royale’ is short and cheesy fun for classic wrestling fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Battle Royale’ is short and cheesy fun for classic wrestling fans

My fondness for the TurboGrafx-16 comes from my childhood attachment to it. During a time when you were either a Nintendo fan or an early Sega Genesis follower, the TurboGrafx-16 offered you an alternative and almost a bridge between the 8-bit and 16-bit eras of gaming. It still bothers me to this day that so […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Air Zonk’ shows the crazy creativity of TurboGrafx-16 games

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Air Zonk’ shows the crazy creativity of TurboGrafx-16 games

Obviously with my shop, I get a lot of questions about my own retro gaming collection and, in truth, it isn’t some vast room of thousands of games because I only buy the games I’m actually going to sit and play, so I am the furthest thing from a collector. However, I have a sweet […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Breakers’ isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s more than a ‘Street Fighter’ clone

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Breakers’ isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s more than a ‘Street Fighter’ clone

The 1990s arcade scene was largely ruled by beat ‘em ups and fighting games, the latter building some of gaming’s most prominent franchises in the genre. But, as with all genres, there are those that are overlooked, dubbed pretenders to the throne and buried under so many copies or near copies of the more well-known […]

 Corey Kime

Karl Anderson talks Finn Balor and Wilkes-Barre ‘WWE Ride Along’ before Mohegan Sun Arena match on Jan. 26

Karl Anderson talks Finn Balor and Wilkes-Barre ‘WWE Ride Along’ before Mohegan Sun Arena match on Jan. 26

This time last year, pro wrestlers Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows became the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions during the Royal Rumble pre-show, but they ended up losing the title to the Hardy Boyz at WrestleMania 33 a few months later. Now, after turning face as Finn Bálor’s surprise tag team partners on Jan. 1, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Root Beer Tapper’ serves up fast-paced arcade fun

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Root Beer Tapper’ serves up fast-paced arcade fun

In nearly five years of running my small business of selling video games, one of the constant conversations I have is about the simplicity of the classics versus all the bells and whistles of today’s modern games, and today’s topic here on Turn to Channel 3 is really about what I feel every good game […]

 Corey Kime

INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

A week before WWE Live returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, a WWE pro wrestler from the past who is still hailed as the “greatest intercontinental champion of all time” will bring a different kind of show to the Scranton Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Thursday, Jan. 18 […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ deserves revival from arcade extinction

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ deserves revival from arcade extinction

While it certainly happens today, there’s something to be said about the hidden gems of yesteryear, especially in the realm of arcade games. In the 1980s and ’90s, arcades were chock full of popular titles, so much so that there were always a few diamonds in the rough, those that fell off the radars of […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Blood Bros.’ are the unsung heroes of the Wild West of arcades

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Blood Bros.’ are the unsung heroes of the Wild West of arcades

Happy 2018, readers! Turn to Channel 3 will continue showcasing games of years past in the new year, so we begin by taking a trip back to the arcades this month with some unsung heroes of that era, if you will. Today’s topic is a game with a ton of fun and twice as much […]