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Lackawanna County hosts free marketing and branding workshop in Scranton on Sept. 14

Lackawanna County hosts free marketing and branding workshop in Scranton on Sept. 14

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education Council will present “Telling Your Story: A Workshop About Communicating Your Brand” for free at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., featuring a distinguished expert in the […]

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Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

From a press release: If you hate grocery shopping or have just become too busy (or lazy) to go out and shop, Instacart has a quick and easy solution. The national service/app is launching in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area next week to do all your grocery shopping for you. Plus, they’re planning to bring on over […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Atari Jaguar’s ‘Rayman’ is a vivid, underrated platform game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Atari Jaguar’s ‘Rayman’ is a vivid, underrated platform game

In some ways, the landscape of the video game industry hasn’t changed much. Nintendo is still creating memorable experiences for gamers even now as Sony continues to build on their hip, more adult style in gaming that helped bring them to gaming prominence. Microsoft is still there as well, but there are two companies obviously […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Arcade-style Atari light gun game ‘Alien Brigade’ is short, but a blast

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Arcade-style Atari light gun game ‘Alien Brigade’ is short, but a blast

Many of my customers at the shop, while well aware of the Atari 2600, are often unaware that the 5200 and 7800 were follow-ups to that legendary console. It’s a shame, too, because both consoles did have some stellar games that were fresh and innovative if you did some digging underneath all the ports of […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Space Dungeon’ is an arcade shoot ’em up done right on the Atari 5200

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Space Dungeon’ is an arcade shoot ’em up done right on the Atari 5200

I’m not one to simply take the words of other critics to heart. If I’m told, in this case, that a game is the “best game on the Atari 5200,” I’m not going to accept that as truth and be done with it, oh no. I owe it to you, loyal readers, to discover whether […]

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‘MST3K’ meets classic ‘Doctor Who’ in live RiffTrax event in NEPA theaters Aug. 17-24

‘MST3K’ meets classic ‘Doctor Who’ in live RiffTrax event in NEPA theaters Aug. 17-24

From a press release: Moviegoers should get ready to “exterminate” their boredom as the men of RiffTrax – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – take on one of the most thrilling “Doctor Who” adventures ever, “The Five Doctors.” Originally released in celebration of the British television […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Worse than ‘E.T.,’ ‘Pac-Man’ is a hard pill to swallow on Atari 2600

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Worse than ‘E.T.,’ ‘Pac-Man’ is a hard pill to swallow on Atari 2600

Touching upon it last week, today I am reviewing what I feel is the worst game on the Atari 2600 and is, if only in my opinion, more responsible for the video game market crash of 1983 than “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” which gets the bad rap reserved for today’s subject matter – “Pac-Man!” But “Pac-Man” […]

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New animated ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ movie screens in NEPA theaters on Aug. 14

New animated ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ movie screens in NEPA theaters on Aug. 14

From a press release: Following successful big screen presentations of “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” in 2016, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment, and Fathom Events will present a special one-night-only cinema event for the latest DC Universe Original Movie, “Batman and Harley Quinn,” on Monday, Aug. 14 in select […]

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‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ Director’s Cut beams into NEPA theaters Sept. 10-13

‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ Director’s Cut beams into NEPA theaters Sept. 10-13

From a press release: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” the epic science fiction adventure that continues to captivate audiences, marks its 35th anniversary with a two-day-only return to cinemas nationwide. The classic 1982 film will be presented by Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures in a digitally remastered Director’s Cut and, as an added […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: While ‘E.T.’ was an infamous flop, it isn’t the worst Atari game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: While ‘E.T.’ was an infamous flop, it isn’t the worst Atari game

This month will be quite an interesting one for Turn to Channel 3 as we take a look at some games that can be enjoyed (or not) on various Atari consoles. With the mysterious Ataribox marking the return of that brand to the video game business, I thought that now would be a great time […]