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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 1

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 New York Comic Con Edition – Part 1

While there’s still plenty of people back home to photograph, sometimes you need to get out of town and see some new faces, like we did with the Philadelphia road trip in 2015, and there are so many interesting faces – masked, painted, and otherwise – at New York Comic Con. In this first set […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Castlevania IV’ whipped the franchise into shape for 16-bit era

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Castlevania IV’ whipped the franchise into shape for 16-bit era

In the gaming industry, as in any other form of entertainment, there are no guarantees for success. This is especially true whenever an established franchise makes the leap from one console to the next. In the case of the Super Nintendo, adding the word “Super” to the title of a franchise that earned its cred […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Simon’s Quest’ is an NES ‘Castlevania’ misstep, but not a horrible curse

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Simon’s Quest’ is an NES ‘Castlevania’ misstep, but not a horrible curse

Welcome to October here on Turn to Channel 3, where I’m all about the cheese factor, so let’s amp it up with a truly “Spooktacular” month of “Castlevania” games! Did you do read that last part and then go “Ooooooh, spooky!” because if you didn’t, that’s something you need to work on as we make […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Pokémon Stadium’ is super effective N64 fun, even for non-Pokémon fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Pokémon Stadium’ is super effective N64 fun, even for non-Pokémon fans

I’m often asked at my store if, value wise, there are any constants in the world of retro video games and, without hesitation, the first franchise that comes to mind is Pokémon. Over the years, Pokémon games from various consoles and handhelds have remained steady in value, with some on the rise, but never have […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Samurai Jack’ premiere movie screens for one night only in Moosic and Stroudsburg on Oct. 16

‘Samurai Jack’ premiere movie screens for one night only in Moosic and Stroudsburg on Oct. 16

From a press release: Created by famed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, the fully remastered Emmy-nominated premiere movie from the acclaimed first season of the Adult Swim series “Samurai Jack” will debut for the first time in remastered HD when “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” arrives in select movie theaters nationwide for one night only […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Catch Pokémon music played by a live orchestra at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 2

Catch Pokémon music played by a live orchestra at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 2

From a press release: The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced today that the official Pokémon live orchestral concert, “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions,” will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $34.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Perfect Dark’ is a nearly perfect N64 shooter for ‘Goldeneye’ fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Perfect Dark’ is a nearly perfect N64 shooter for ‘Goldeneye’ fans

In the 1990s, gamers were in frenzy over “GoldenEye 007,” in large part to it bucking the trend that had been in place for years that seemingly any movie tie-in game was atrocious. Of course, we all know that “GoldenEye” is still considered one of the must-have titles in any Nintendo 64 collection, but what […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA BlogCon announces 2017 speakers at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Oct. 14

NEPA BlogCon announces 2017 speakers at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Oct. 14

From a press release: Now entering its sixth year, NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, has announced both the start of registration and selected speakers for this year’s event. NEPA BlogCon will return to Penn State Worthington Scranton (120 Ridgeview Dr., Dunmore) on Saturday, Oct. 14. Free tickets, which include admission […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Killer Instinct Gold’ isn’t polished, but still shines as an N64 fighter

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Killer Instinct Gold’ isn’t polished, but still shines as an N64 fighter

In the ‘90s, fighting games were king in both the arcades and home consoles and, while it certainly seemed like the “Mortal Kombat” and “Street Fighter” franchises ruled the roost, there were a few others that stood out. 1995’s “Killer Instinct” on the Super Nintendo was one of them. After this stellar debut, a sequel […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Often overlooked, N64’s ‘Diddy Kong Racing’ outpaces ‘Mario Kart 64’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Often overlooked, N64’s ‘Diddy Kong Racing’ outpaces ‘Mario Kart 64’

Labor Day has come and gone and we are heading towards fall, so what that means for this writer is a continuing the tradition here on Turn to Channel 3 as we devote the entire month of September to the Nintendo 64 console and its library of titles. Another “64 September” begins today with a […]