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 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Is ‘Streets of Rage 2’ the best Sega Genesis game of all time?

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Is ‘Streets of Rage 2’ the best Sega Genesis game of all time?

Despite my lack of love and fanfare for the Sega Genesis, I am never against fully admitting when there’s a game in the system’s library that was done right, catching my eye when so many others failed to get my attention. Today, on this second installment of Turn to Channel 3’s “Season of Sequels,” we […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The mega impact of ‘Mega Man 2’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The mega impact of ‘Mega Man 2’

Here on Turn to Channel 3, it’s been decided that the remainder of December will be entitled “The Season of Sequels,” where we’ll take a look at the second outing of three popular franchises in the lore of retro gaming. Today, we take a look at arguably the greatest battle against Dr. Wily’s evil robots […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The simple, but addictive frenzy of ‘Kaboom!’ for Atari 2600

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The simple, but addictive frenzy of ‘Kaboom!’ for Atari 2600

Recently, I had a conversation with some fellow gamer friends about the games and systems that shaped our childhood, and one of the stories I always tell is about how my family wasn’t the first one on the block with a Nintendo Entertainment System console, and that the games we played, and the system we […]

 Sophia Kowalczyk

PHOTOS: RetroGameCon, 11/08/14

PHOTOS: RetroGameCon, 11/08/14

New Yorkers with an affinity for retro video games gathered at The Oncenter in Syracuse and plugged in for the second annual RetroGameCon on Saturday, Nov. 8. The day was filled with various gaming panels, vendors, console and “Magic: The Gathering” tournaments, remixed game music by DJ Silenze, arts and crafts for children, and basket […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The franchise rises again in first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer

When the credits rolled on the last “Star Wars” film, we all knew it wouldn’t be long before the franchise rose again. Now, after many images have been teased and leaked, an official teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been released online and in theaters. Directed, written, and produced by J. J. […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mutant League Football’ made the sport fun (and evil) for non-‘Madden’ fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mutant League Football’ made the sport fun (and evil) for non-‘Madden’ fans

It’s no secret to my friends and fellow gamers – I’m not a big fan of the Sega Genesis. I never owned one as a kid, and only through friends did I get introduced to some of the games for it. Later, when I began collecting, I always went for those games I knew about, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The nostalgic joys of finding an original ‘Ms. Pac-Man’ arcade machine

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: The nostalgic joys of finding an original ‘Ms. Pac-Man’ arcade machine

It had been a long time since I had visited Tony’s Pizza (1137 Main St., Peckville), too long for someone who had fallen in love with their amazing pizza when introduced to it by my loving fiancée a few years ago. There’s something about pizza with sauce on top of the cheese that just has […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marvel celebrates 10 million social media fans with free digital comics and exclusive content

Marvel celebrates 10 million social media fans with free digital comics and exclusive content

From a press release: Marvel announced this morning that it now has reached over 10 million fans through its Facebook and Twitter pages. To celebrate this massive social achievement, Marvel is offering visitors to the Marvel Facebook and Twitter pages exclusive and unlocked first-looks at upcoming Marvel projects and free digital comics throughout the day. […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Déjà Vu’ is a lost detective game NES fans should uncover

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Déjà Vu’ is a lost detective game NES fans should uncover

The term “hidden gem” is something that was once reserved for items of interest in all forms of entertainment that were actually something special, something different for the consumer. However, nowadays it seems like it’s two words that are tossed around all too frequently. As in all uses of the term, it’s all a matter […]

 Chris Hughes

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Hey! Listen! ‘Hyrule Warriors’ is addictive tribute to Zelda franchise

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Hey! Listen! ‘Hyrule Warriors’ is addictive tribute to Zelda franchise

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to overcoming it. Well, my name is Chris, and I’m addicted to “Hyrule Warriors.” Having never played a “Dynasty Warriors” title or spinoff of the popular hack-and-slash franchise before, I can admit that I wasn’t initially drawn to the gameplay displayed in its all […]