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 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man rolls one-man show into Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man rolls one-man show into Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

From a press release: A week before WWE Live returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, the Honky Tonk Man, a former WWE pro wrestler and self-proclaimed “greatest intercontinental champion of all time,” will bring his one-man show of stories and opinions to the new Scranton Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Clarks […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Santa delivers an average holiday in ‘Daze Before Christmas’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Santa delivers an average holiday in ‘Daze Before Christmas’

Another Christmas is in the books, and I hope you all had a great one, but I apologize if today’s topic already feels stale and Christmas overload-ish for you, but when you look at the history of true Christmas-themed games, there aren’t many to speak of, and even less that made the trek over here […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘C. Kane’ is the classic movie/RPG parody you’ll want like Rosebud

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘C. Kane’ is the classic movie/RPG parody you’ll want like Rosebud

Recently, a colleague asked me just what makes indie games, without those big budgets behind them, so successful? My immediate response is that they tap into something that elicits a memory or make an established formula even better. In the case of today’s Turn to Channel 3 topic, it is 50 percent parody, 50 percent […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special with Peter Capaldi send-off screens in NEPA theaters Dec. 27-28

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special with Peter Capaldi send-off screens in NEPA theaters Dec. 27-28

From a press release: “Doctor Who” fans are getting a special gift this Christmas from Fathom Events with BBC America’s “Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.” The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of “Doctor Who” is coming to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m., featuring […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ does not go the way you think, thankfully

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. One line that sticks out from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer is Luke Skywalker warning Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think!” After seeing the film on opening night, he could have just as easily […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: If you love retro games, you’ll dig ‘Shovel Knight’ on the Wii U

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: If you love retro games, you’ll dig ‘Shovel Knight’ on the Wii U

I recently read an article about the success of indie games on the Nintendo Switch, which has further bolstered the already stellar roster of titles for the console. Many developers were quoted as saying that one of the reasons their games have been so successful on the Switch is because many of them harken back […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Double Dragon Neon’ burns bright as ’80s throwback brawler

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Double Dragon Neon’ burns bright as ’80s throwback brawler

Creating new content from an established franchise is difficult business. The struggle is real, as it relates to how much you borrow from the past versus creating a totally new experience for the gamer. I’ve seen just as many failures as successes in this area of game development, and today we’re going to focus on […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Tecmo Cup Soccer’ kicks NES sports games up a notch

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Tecmo Cup Soccer’ kicks NES sports games up a notch

Recently, it was revealed to me that I had sunk over 20 hours into a Nintendo Switch game called “Golf Story,” one that combines the fun of 16-bit-style golf and an equally compelling RPG factor that tells an awesome and humorous story you can’t find in any ordinary golf video game. While this may seem […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre before Royal Rumble on Jan. 26

WWE Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre before Royal Rumble on Jan. 26

From a press release: Following “WWE Monday Night Raw’s” long-awaited return to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza earlier this year and a sold-out 900th episode of “WWE SmackDown Live” featuring The Undertaker’s return in 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment will return to Wilkes-Barre just days before the Royal Rumble with “WWE Live” on Friday, […]