Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: The Great Porter by Man Skirt Brewing

Beer: The Great Porter Brewery: Man Skirt Brewing Style: Porter Age: 2017 ABV: 5.50% IBU: 34 It’s hard to find a great porter these days – luckily, Man Skirt Brewing in Hackettstown, New Jersey has made it easier by putting it right in the name! Does this dark, rich, roasty beer measure up to its […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Looney Tunes B-Ball’ is a short slam dunk for sports and cartoon fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Looney Tunes B-Ball’ is a short slam dunk for sports and cartoon fans

In the gaming industry, even today, there are no guarantees in what works and what doesn’t for consumers. In the 1980s and ‘90s, taking an established license and putting it in the video game world was not an instant recipe for success. Taking this a step further, moving the license into previously uncharted territory was […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Orange Neon IPA by Iron Hart Brewing Company

Beer: Orange Neon Brewery: Iron Hart Brewing Company Style: IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 6.50% IBU: 20 After disbanding last year, one of the founders of local brewery and taproom 3 Guys and a Beer’d rebranded and took a new, scaled down approach to become Iron Hart Brewing. How did this change affect the beer? Let’s […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

ALBUM REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre’s Beyond Fallen revives classic metal with ‘As the Spires Fall’

While based in Wilkes-Barre, many countries outside of the United States have been integral to the history of metal band Beyond Fallen. Their first demo EP received distribution in Europe, and their second full-length album, “Mindfire,” came out through Melissa Records in the Netherlands in 2007. Later that year, they flew to Germany to perform […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Groundbreaking ‘GTA: Vice City’ is a bad place you should revisit

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: Groundbreaking ‘GTA: Vice City’ is a bad place you should revisit

In 2001, a groundbreaking, literally game-changing title emerged from Rockstar Games known as “Grand Theft Auto III.” Gamers were in sheer awe of how immersive this game was but, friends, this was just the beginning of the shackles being taken off and the era of open world or “sandbox” titles becoming a part of our […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA by SingleCut Beersmiths

Beer: Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe IIPA Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths Style: Double IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 9.00% IBU: 145 It has been a while since we’ve reviewed anything from SingleCut, so it’s about time to try something new from this Queens, New York brewery. Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe is a double dry-hopped Imperial IPA […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Pac-Land’ is a TurboGrafx-16 ghost worth hunting down

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Pac-Land’ is a TurboGrafx-16 ghost worth hunting down

I am often asked as a video game store owner what made some less popular consoles fail, and while this is not straight across the board, or perhaps not the only reason, most of the time it is due to failed marketing strategies. In the case of the TurboGrafx-16, a fledgling system that arrived smack […]

 Brad Patton

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

CONCERT REVIEW: Wilkes-Barre still believes in Brian Wilson as he delivers final ‘Pet Sounds’ performances

At the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 2, one of the greatest albums of all time was recreated note for glorious note on stage by its composer and a stellar band of musicians and singers. The legendary Brian Wilson took his “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances” tour celebrating the 1966 […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s’ eye candy is a bit too sweet, but still enjoyable

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s’ eye candy is a bit too sweet, but still enjoyable

How many root beer floats are too many? That seems like a trick question, right? How could one possibly put an objective limit on delicious, sugary goodness? I, like many, love a good root beer float. It’s a delicious treat that hits my sweet tooth like a laser blast. If someone put a root beer […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Genesee Cream Ale by Genesee Brewing Company

Beer: Genesee Cream Ale Brewery: Genesee Brewing Company Style: Cream Ale Age: 2017 ABV: 5.10% While we’ve reviewed way more than 1,000 beers on YouTube, this is the 1,000th numbered review, so I wanted to do something special for this milestone. In the spirit of the journey, I look back at my roots and talk […]

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