Turn to Channel 3

Tune in to NEPA Scene’s gaming column, Turn to Channel 3, every Thursday for new perspectives on retro gaming as well as fresh twists on the classics.

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Turtles in Time’ is as radical now as it was in TMNT’s heyday

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Turtles in Time’ is as radical now as it was in TMNT’s heyday

It was quite the daunting task to come up with a game for this, the Thanksgiving edition of Turn to Channel 3, when contemplating just what game I am the most thankful for when choosing the four games to review this month, but the more I discussed it among friends and family, the more I […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mega Man X’ was the 16-bit upgrade the franchise needed

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Mega Man X’ was the 16-bit upgrade the franchise needed

Here at Turn to Channel 3, the opinions presented here are just that – opinions – and should never be taken too seriously or as “the law” as far as retro video games go. More often than not, as with anything we are passionate about, we find ourselves involved in debates within the varying opinions […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Final Fight 2’ is blow by blow a better Super Nintendo game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Final Fight 2’ is blow by blow a better Super Nintendo game

Sometimes, whether you’re a collector or just a small business owner, you have to travel outside of your comfort zone or deal with other business owners like yourself in order to find games you have been searching for an extended period of time. In the case of today’s topic here on Turn to Channel 3, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ is a sequel that doesn’t monkey around

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ is a sequel that doesn’t monkey around

It’s November now, and even though it doesn’t feel like a typical November as I write this (it was 73 degrees today – not that I’m complaining), I’m here to talk about the games, not the weather, that I am most thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving. I will fully admit that unless I make […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts’ is ghoulishly hard, but super well-made

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts’ is ghoulishly hard, but super well-made

Can you imagine that it’s been a year that I’ve been writing for you fine folks here on Turn to Channel 3? It’s true! I brought this column to NEPA Scene with a vision of sharing these common memories and bonds we have as gamers, and I’m proud to say I’ve really enjoyed the feedback […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ NES game more lucid than expected

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ NES game more lucid than expected

The retro gaming community, like any other community of like-minded people, has a lot of running jokes, a lot of common thoughts and memories that unite us, and one of the most well-known is how so many of us were tricked by that beautiful LJN rainbow logo on the box. We were tricked into believing […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse’ brought the Belmonts back to franchise greatness

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse’ brought the Belmonts back to franchise greatness

It is not an uncommon thing, especially in the realm of longtime video game franchises, for developers to make a change when they go from the original game to the sequel. Perhaps this is a change in characters, story, or even the overall type of game it is in comparison to the original. This can […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Friday the 13th’ is fondly remembered, but a scary excuse for a game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Friday the 13th’ is fondly remembered, but a scary excuse for a game

Here we are in the month of October! Did you know that this was the same month that I began here at NEPA Scene? It’s true, as my first article was published on my mother’s birthday last year. It’s been so awesome writing for all of you, so thank you for following along. I say […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario 64’ powered up the plumber for a new generation

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Super Mario 64’ powered up the plumber for a new generation

Video games were in a scary place in the mid-1990s. The days of 2D graphics, especially in the realm of tried and true platform titles, were beginning to fade away, looking quite long in the pixels, as it were. The problem was that many 2D gaming staples had developers behind them that feared the worst […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ on the N64 took 3D platform games to new heights

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ on the N64 took 3D platform games to new heights

There are many reasons that the history of video games and those shared memories we have with them are so fascinating to me as both a small business owner and retro gamer. The chief reason among these would have to be that the video game industry, like all forms of entertainment, is riddled with ideas […]

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