Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: New England IPA homebrew infused with THC/cannabis

Beer: Homebrew Brewery: ? Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.70% Recorded for science (and 4/20), this review is very different from what we usually do here on MBR. This New England-style IPA is a homebrew with liquid THC added during the fermentation process for a weedy brew unlike anything we’ve imbibed before. As […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: It’s villainous to call ‘Link: The Faces of Evil’ a Zelda game

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: It’s villainous to call ‘Link: The Faces of Evil’ a Zelda game

I don’t usually discuss things outside of video games in these reviews, but this ties into our topic today. Would you believe that my laptop charger conked out on me? It is as if even my computer knew what I was reviewing this week. I’m sorry, trusty laptop, but this has to be done. A […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Dark Side Corruption Dark Ale by Foundation Brewing Company

Beer: Dark Side Corruption Brewery: Foundation Brewing Company Style: Dark Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 10.80% IBU: 23 With the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” out today, it seems appropriate to embrace Dark Side Corruption, a barrel-aged dark ale brewed with roasted malts and sugars with rich flavors of stone fruit, chocolate, and […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Please wave ‘Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon’ out of existence

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Please wave ‘Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon’ out of existence

You would think that, with the debacle known as “Hotel Mario” that we discussed last week, at least the beloved “Legend of Zelda” franchise would be saved from the dreaded association with the Philips CD-i but, oh, you would be sadly wrong. Not once, but twice, Zelda fans would have to find ways to rid […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Wicked Philthy Northeast IPL by Søle Artisan Ales and Jack’s Abby Brewing

Beer: Wicked Philthy Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Jack’s Abby Brewing Style: India Pale Lager Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% IBU: 65 Like last week’s review and the week before, we’re drinking another collaboration beer by local gypsy brewer Søle Artisan Ales (who are currently brewing out of Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston), this week with […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Hotel Mario’ is the worst stay you can have in the Mushroom Kingdom

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Hotel Mario’ is the worst stay you can have in the Mushroom Kingdom

The year is 1991, and the gaming scene was on the cusp of a revolutionary new change in the form of compact discs taking over. Games could have more memory, so developers could create vast ideas that cartridges would generally confine them from doing. The ongoing Sega/Nintendo war was raging as gamers took sides in […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hip Hop Airhorn DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Finback Brewery

Beer: Hip Hop Airhorn Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Finback Brewery Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.90% Like last week’s review, we’re featuring another collaboration beer by local favorite Søle Artisan Ales (who are currently brewing out of Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston), this time with Finback Brewery in Ridgewood, New York. Created for […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Ahead of its time, Neo Geo’s ‘Samurai Shodown II’ could take on ‘Street Fighter’

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Ahead of its time, Neo Geo’s ‘Samurai Shodown II’ could take on ‘Street Fighter’

What often makes a sequel to a game so great is the chance for developers to evaluate what worked and what didn’t work with the original game. In the case of today’s final topic in this month of Neo Geo games, developers decided to take something that was enthusiastically received by the masses and rebuild […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Evil Smoosh DIPA by Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing

Beer: Evil Smoosh Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.80% Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently making beer at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, collaborated with another wickedly creative gypsy brewer, Evil Twin Brewing, to produce Evil Smoosh, a Double IPA dry-hopped with Denali and Lemondrop and […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘Metal Slug’ rivals ‘Contra’ with detailed run and gun fun

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Neo Geo’s ‘Metal Slug’ rivals ‘Contra’ with detailed run and gun fun

The genre of run and gun games is no stranger to prominence, with notable titles such as “Contra” on the NES and “Gunstar Heroes” on the Sega Genesis and, yet, as last week’s review of “The King of Fighters ‘94” has shown this writer, the Neo Geo always had games that spiced things up a […]

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