Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Root Beer Tapper’ serves up fast-paced arcade fun

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Root Beer Tapper’ serves up fast-paced arcade fun

In nearly five years of running my small business of selling video games, one of the constant conversations I have is about the simplicity of the classics versus all the bells and whistles of today’s modern games, and today’s topic here on Turn to Channel 3 is really about what I feel every good game […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

The 1980s were a decade filled with slasher films, with each being more redundant than the last. Many of these films are throwaways and largely forgettable, as was the case with “Hell Night” for a number of years. However, the film has developed a strong cult following in the decades since it was first released. […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Sam ’76 Ale/Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

DRINK IT DOWN: Sam ’76 Ale/Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

Beer: Sam ’76 Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Style: American Pale Lager ABV: 4.70% Description: Sam ’76 pours a slightly hazy star yellow with a rocky white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma has notes of bready malts, fruity esters, and wonderfully bright citrus hops. The taste follows the […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ deserves revival from arcade extinction

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Capcom’s ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’ deserves revival from arcade extinction

While it certainly happens today, there’s something to be said about the hidden gems of yesteryear, especially in the realm of arcade games. In the 1980s and ’90s, arcades were chock full of popular titles, so much so that there were always a few diamonds in the rough, those that fell off the radars of […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

The name Lucio Fulci is synonymous with horror, specifically over-the-top gore-filled horror. His films “Zombie,” “City of the Living Dead,” and “The Beyond” are among the pantheon of must-see movies for horror fanatics. However, he has a plethora of great titles that have been overlooked due to their lack of nonstop gore. “Don’t Torture a […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: The Reverend Quadrupel Ale by Avery Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: The Reverend Quadrupel Ale by Avery Brewing Company

Beer: The Reverend Brewery: Avery Brewing Company Style: Quadrupel ABV: 10.00% Description: The Reverend pours a deep ruby red with chestnut brown highlights throughout and has a brown head that leaves little to no lacing on the glass. The aromatics are wonderful and complex, with notes of cherries, raisins, plums, sweet malts, chocolate, and a […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Blood Bros.’ are the unsung heroes of the Wild West of arcades

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Blood Bros.’ are the unsung heroes of the Wild West of arcades

Happy 2018, readers! Turn to Channel 3 will continue showcasing games of years past in the new year, so we begin by taking a trip back to the arcades this month with some unsung heroes of that era, if you will. Today’s topic is a game with a ton of fun and twice as much […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Our Special Ale 2017 (Christmas Ale) by Anchor Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Our Special Ale 2017 (Christmas Ale) by Anchor Brewing Company

Beer: Our Special Ale 2017 (Anchor Christmas Ale) Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 6.70% Description: Our Special Ale pours a deep brown with light ruby highlights and a huge frothy brown head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is festive and warming, with dark semi-sweet malts, spices, and […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie IPA by Free Will Brewing Company

Beer: Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie Brewery: Free Will Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Free Will Brewing in Perkasie, Pennsylvania is known for their sour beers, but this week, we’re going to try their New England-style IPA, Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie. Despite the name, this does not have any […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Santa delivers an average holiday in ‘Daze Before Christmas’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Santa delivers an average holiday in ‘Daze Before Christmas’

Another Christmas is in the books, and I hope you all had a great one, but I apologize if today’s topic already feels stale and Christmas overload-ish for you, but when you look at the history of true Christmas-themed games, there aren’t many to speak of, and even less that made the trek over here […]

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