Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Winter Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

DRINK IT DOWN: Winter Lager by Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company)

Beer: Winter Lager Brewer: Boston Brewing Company (Samuel Adams) Style: Bock ABV: 5.60% Description: Sam Adams’ Winter Lager pours a clear dark ruby brown with a frothy khaki head that leaves behind a thick web lacing on the glass. The aroma has sticky sweet caramel malt notes up front, with roasted malts with hints of […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: No reboot or remaster needed – ‘DuckTales’ is still an NES classic

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: No reboot or remaster needed – ‘DuckTales’ is still an NES classic

To those who are new to the retro gaming collecting scene, I am often quoted as saying that you can’t go wrong with a Disney Capcom title, and I stand firm that it is still pretty true after all these years. But what is it that makes this a constant statement of this scribe? Today […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Feast your eyes on gory ’80s horror film ‘Blood Rage’ this Thanksgiving

CULT CORNER: Feast your eyes on gory ’80s horror film ‘Blood Rage’ this Thanksgiving

Holiday-themed horror films are a fun way to immerse yourself into any holiday. Halloween is the standard holiday setting for a horror film, with Christmas being a close second. However, Thanksgiving falls right in between and has long been overlooked as a backdrop for horror mayhem. That ends now with the underrated gem “Blood Rage.” […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here Witbier by Brewery Ommegang

DRINK IT DOWN: Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here Witbier by Brewery Ommegang

Beer: Winter Is Here Brewer: Brewery Ommegang Style: Witbier ABV: 8.30% Description: Winter Is Here pours a hazy golden straw hue with a bright white pillowy head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is, as with most Belgian beers, driven by the yeast strain. Strong notes of bananas, coriander, vanilla, candied […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: PS1’s ‘Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit’ maintains speed and fun

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: PS1’s ‘Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit’ maintains speed and fun

It’s a pretty known fact among my family and friends that I’m not a big racing game fan, at least in the traditional sense. You won’t see me playing any NASCAR games, or even any “Gran Turismo” games, and I guess this is because I feel rather confined to the basic guidelines of these games. […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: A psychic vampire and Adam West brighten ‘One Dark Night,’ a forgotten ’80s gem

CULT CORNER: A psychic vampire and Adam West brighten ‘One Dark Night,’ a forgotten ’80s gem

Teenagers in peril may not be anything new in the horror genre, but it is still a fun setup, especially for horror films from the 1980s. It is even more fun with a different twist in films like “One Dark Night.” “One Dark Night” follows Julie Wells, played by a young Meg Tilly, as she […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Two Juicy Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Two Juicy Double IPA by Two Roads Brewing Company

Beer: Two Juicy Brewer: Two Roads Brewing Company Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.20% Description: Two Roads’ Two Juicy pours a hazy straw yellow with a frothy white head that leaves a sticky and thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is reminiscent of freshly squeezed fruit juice, with strong pungent notes of oranges, grapefruit, […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Galaga ’90’ successfully updated a classic for the next decade

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Galaga ’90’ successfully updated a classic for the next decade

November is a month that we give thanks and, for me, that’s thanks to some extra special games being a part of my gamer life at one point or another. We will be saluting five awesome games (at least to me) this month, beginning with one that may be familiar to many and is a […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Go back to ‘Return of the Living Dead’ for a perfect mix of horror and comedy

CULT CORNER: Go back to ‘Return of the Living Dead’ for a perfect mix of horror and comedy

The 1980s gave us a seemingly endless array of great horror films. It was a true golden age for horror, with many movies still being discovered by horror fans now. However, one film that was an immediate hit and continues to grow in popularity is the equally terrifying and hilarious “The Return of the Living […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Symphony of the Night’ transformed ‘Castlevania’ franchise for the better

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Symphony of the Night’ transformed ‘Castlevania’ franchise for the better

I’ve always believed that, in any form of entertainment, you must reinvent yourself sometimes to prevent becoming stale, predictable, and boring. In the mid to late ‘90s, established video game franchises were almost forced to take a look in the mirror and grow up, as it were, as more mature audiences were turning out in […]