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 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Crazy Taxi’ was a fun and innovative ride on the Sega Dreamcast

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Crazy Taxi’ was a fun and innovative ride on the Sega Dreamcast

One of the most unique things about being involved in the retro video game business is witnessing items, whether they are games or consoles, reach this cult status that almost supersedes the notion that when it first debuted so many years ago it wasn’t very good at all. Prime examples of this are those consoles […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ will probably suck, but not for the reason you think

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ will probably suck, but not for the reason you think

There shouldn’t ever be a “Ghostbusters III.” Or a “Ghostbusters” remake. Or a reboot, reimagining, or whatever the new marketing term is this week that attempts to make old, recycled ideas sound fresh and new. The time to make a third film in the series passed in the early ‘90s, soon after “Ghostbusters II” was […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Was ‘Keith Courage in Alpha Zones’ the wrong introduction to the TurboGrafx-16?

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Was ‘Keith Courage in Alpha Zones’ the wrong introduction to the TurboGrafx-16?

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to root for the underdog. This was a lesson my brother Len and I learned long ago when we took a chance on a virtually unknown console at the time, the TurboGrafx-16, a console that was huge in the European and Asian markets and was rebranded by NEC under this […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘River City Ransom’ is far more than a generic NES beat ’em up game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘River City Ransom’ is far more than a generic NES beat ’em up game

I can’t begin to tell you how many people come into my store and ask me, “What makes these games so special? What makes them worth as much as they are? There’s really a market for these still?” Certainly this is enough to annoy and perhaps even insult a person with a deep appreciation for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: NEPA Scene is featured as Blog of the Week on ‘PA Live’ on WBRE-TV

VIDEO: NEPA Scene is featured as Blog of the Week on ‘PA Live’ on WBRE-TV

NEPA Scene was selected as NEPA Blogs‘ Blog of the Week last week, and webmaster Harold Jenkins also featured the website on his corresponding weekly segment on “PA Live” on WBRE-TV. “I’m humbled that out of all the great blogs in the area, Harold chose our site as the Blog of the Week. It’s weird […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Teaser trailer for ‘Fantastic Four’ shows darker, re-imagined take on classic heroes

After years of rumors and speculation without so much as an official image from the movie, the promotion for the 2015 “Fantastic Four” reboot has finally begun with an official teaser trailer released by Fox today. Directed by Josh Trank, famous for his breakout “found footage” superhero film “Chronicle,” it is clear that this version […]

 Corey Kime

REVIEW: 2015 Royal Rumble burned out quickly and ignited WWE fans’ rage

REVIEW: 2015 Royal Rumble burned out quickly and ignited WWE fans’ rage

The WWE’s 2015 “Royal Rumble” match, held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last night, started out with a bang but quickly burned out – and the aftermath may prove to be even more disastrous. The kickoff match of the actual pay-per-view saw The New Age Outlaws – Jesse James and Billy Gunn – […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Demon Attack’ is a simple, but addictive Atari 2600 shooter

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Demon Attack’ is a simple, but addictive Atari 2600 shooter

It’s the early 1980s, and your favorite writer of all things retro video games is but a wee lad learning the ropes as far as video games are concerned. Introduced to such games as “Bowling,” “Boxing,” “Space Invaders,” “Carnival,” and “Donkey Kong” on a glorious wood grain Atari 2600, it wasn’t long before I ventured […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Shining Force II’ is a shining example of a classic Sega Genesis RPG

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Shining Force II’ is a shining example of a classic Sega Genesis RPG

One of the main reasons the Sega Genesis didn’t appeal to me was its distinct lack of RPGs. In addition, I found that some of the RPGs that did appear on the system to be a bit tedious and not really user-friendly. However, this isn’t to say that my opinion is law or that there […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Killer Instinct’ fights on as a cult classic on the SNES

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Killer Instinct’ fights on as a cult classic on the SNES

Welcome to 2015, Turn to Channel 3 readers! I hope your holidays were grand and full of wonder, as well as video games, of course! I feel there’s no greater way to start off a new year than with a game that’s full of impact, full of such fond memories for so many gamers – […]

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