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 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Don’t overlook ‘Beyond Oasis’ as a classic RPG the second time around

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Don’t overlook ‘Beyond Oasis’ as a classic RPG the second time around

Whenever I’m in the middle of a debate about the quality of a classic game, one of the things I mention quite often is that those games would be successful regardless of what console they were on. These are the titles that have undeniable charm, quality, and lasting impact on the industry as a whole, […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The nerd news media blackout on TV needs to end

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The nerd news media blackout on TV needs to end

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but unless you kept your face inches away from your cell phone, tablet, PC, or laptop this past weekend, you may not have known. That fact is shocking considering how much nerd culture has permeated everything nowadays. I mean, between Hollywood’s reliance on superheroes to keep them […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Growl’ is the wildlife-saving beat ’em up game you didn’t know you needed

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Growl’ is the wildlife-saving beat ’em up game you didn’t know you needed

Here at Turn to Channel 3, I’m all about those games that may or may not have had something controversial in it, depending on your opinion. Certainly we’ve all heard about those legendary lightning rod games that changed the face of the industry or even played a role in creating or fine-tuning the video game […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Dodge Ball’ is a super fun direct hit on the NES

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Dodge Ball’ is a super fun direct hit on the NES

As a kid in North Scranton, I was lucky to live in a time where it was safe to be outside, enjoying games of football, baseball, basketball, and kickball, just to name a few. Despite this, there were still moments where I spent a lot of time indoors when I probably should have been outside […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

From a press release: After another successful WWE event in Wilkes-Barre on May 26, the wrestling entertainment company announced today that it’s bringing Smackdown back to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 8. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the WWE Divas, and many more […]

 Rich Howells

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

After running from June 19 through July 5 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the rest of “The Marvel Experience” summer tour has been cancelled, according to the Associated Press. “The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour” traveled to Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego and was retooled before it came to Philly, but it seems the […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Galaga’ will always beam gamers into arcade memories

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Galaga’ will always beam gamers into arcade memories

It’s difficult to explain to my nephews Ryan and Reid how awesome arcades were for me, as neither can truly understand how an arcade without the latest “Skylanders,” “Disney Infinity,” or LEGO-inspired title could be fun or entertaining in the least, but such is the folly of youth. What’s more, I think many young gamers […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F” screening in Moosic, Dickson City, and Stroudsburg theaters Aug. 4-11

‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F” screening in Moosic, Dickson City, and Stroudsburg theaters Aug. 4-11

From a press release: Hot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods,” the internationally beloved animated franchise, “Dragon Ball Z,” is back in theaters with a highly-anticipated new release, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’” presented by FUNimation Entertainment in partnership with Fathom Events. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Shoot ‘em up fans shouldn’t fly past ‘U.N. Squadron’ on the SNES

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Shoot ‘em up fans shouldn’t fly past ‘U.N. Squadron’ on the SNES

What’s nice about what I do is there are moments when I get to give back to those who have helped me along the way. I have a dear friend in Arkansas named Chadwick Hall who has been a part of some of our more colorful adventures on the Facebook page Retro Junkies (which you […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Bucky O’Hare’ is the Konami arcade classic you may have missed

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Bucky O’Hare’ is the Konami arcade classic you may have missed

The question of whether or not it is better to be a loyal fan of a video game developer or a video game console has come up now and again at my store, and I think it’s fair to say that there are benefits to following either one. In the case of developer, what I […]

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