NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Retro video game shop 1Up Games and the NES Trail gaming tournament

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Retro video game shop 1Up Games and the NES Trail gaming tournament

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

Beat the NEPA Gaming Challenge guys at ‘Mario Kart 8’ and win prizes this Friday, Feb. 19

Beat the NEPA Gaming Challenge guys at ‘Mario Kart 8’ and win prizes this Friday, Feb. 19

For nine full episodes, Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, have been entertaining NEPA Scene readers with the NEPA Gaming Challenge, putting their skills and egos on the line every week as they challenge each other in various video games across different […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: Getting knocked around in ‘SoulCalibur II’ and KnockerBall (bubble soccer)

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: Getting knocked around in ‘SoulCalibur II’ and KnockerBall (bubble soccer)

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Mario Kart 8′ and the Splashin’ with Compassion polar plunge at Montage

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Mario Kart 8′ and the Splashin’ with Compassion polar plunge at Montage

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ and speeding racquetballs

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ and speeding racquetballs

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NES Trail raises nearly $1,000 for charity with ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament, sets next event for Feb. 28

NES Trail raises nearly $1,000 for charity with ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament, sets next event for Feb. 28

From a press release: NES Trail, a local group of video gamers and collectors, hosted a “Super Smash Bros.” Wii U tournament at the Forty Fort municipal building on Sunday, Nov. 1, with proceeds benefiting the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and its Together We Grow Preschool. The next tournament will be held on Sunday, Feb. […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash’ and hairy leg waxing

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash’ and hairy leg waxing

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ and the mildly dangerous condom challenge

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ and the mildly dangerous condom challenge

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Super Smash Bros.’ fiery face-off with ghost pepper hot wings

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Super Smash Bros.’ fiery face-off with ghost pepper hot wings

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]