Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Pokémon Stadium’ is super effective N64 fun, even for non-Pokémon fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Pokémon Stadium’ is super effective N64 fun, even for non-Pokémon fans

I’m often asked at my store if, value wise, there are any constants in the world of retro video games and, without hesitation, the first franchise that comes to mind is Pokémon. Over the years, Pokémon games from various consoles and handhelds have remained steady in value, with some on the rise, but never have […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Discover giallo films and disturbing horror with ‘What Have You Done to Solange?’

CULT CORNER: Discover giallo films and disturbing horror with ‘What Have You Done to Solange?’

The giallo is an interesting and unique sub-genre within Italian horror. At heart, they are more murder mystery in format but tend to feature far more blood and gore than an episode of “Murder, She Wrote.” The plots are also inclined to stretch far beyond a simple “whodunit” and instead trek into a wide array […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Wolf Among Weeds Double IPA by Golden Road Brewing

DRINK IT DOWN: Wolf Among Weeds Double IPA by Golden Road Brewing

Big Bad Wolf Beer: Wolf Among Weeds Brewer: Golden Road Brewing Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Wolf Among Weeds pours a beautifully clear golden hue with a bright white head that leaves a wispy lacing on the glass. The aroma is decidedly hop forward, with a strong dank quality making a strong impression […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Perfect Dark’ is a nearly perfect N64 shooter for ‘Goldeneye’ fans

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Perfect Dark’ is a nearly perfect N64 shooter for ‘Goldeneye’ fans

In the 1990s, gamers were in frenzy over “GoldenEye 007,” in large part to it bucking the trend that had been in place for years that seemingly any movie tie-in game was atrocious. Of course, we all know that “GoldenEye” is still considered one of the must-have titles in any Nintendo 64 collection, but what […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

The term “master of horror” is not one that should be thrown around lightly. There are many icons in the horror genre, along with legendary directors, but true masters of horror are not nearly as abundant. Dario Argento, though, is truly a master. He is a director that has not only created some of the […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

…And IPAs for All Beer: Fruitallica Brewer: Stone Brewing Company in collaboration with Beavertown Brewery and Garage Project Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Fruitallica pours an extremely murky orange hue reminiscent of fresh orange juice, with a thick white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Oktoberfest Lager by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Beer: Oktoberfest Lager Brewery: Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Style: Lager/Oktoberfest Age: 2017 Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is a brand new 10,000 square foot brewery in Hawley that is set to open in the next few weeks with a 20-barrel brewhouse, taproom, and a menu of locally sourced food prepared in-house. They’ll also offer merchandise and growlers, so […]

 Nick DeMarco

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Killer Instinct Gold’ isn’t polished, but still shines as an N64 fighter

TURN TO CHANNEL 3: ‘Killer Instinct Gold’ isn’t polished, but still shines as an N64 fighter

In the ‘90s, fighting games were king in both the arcades and home consoles and, while it certainly seemed like the “Mortal Kombat” and “Street Fighter” franchises ruled the roost, there were a few others that stood out. 1995’s “Killer Instinct” on the Super Nintendo was one of them. After this stellar debut, a sequel […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

Science fiction and horror are a wonderful pairing in a film when done right. When done wrong, though, it can lead to a mess filled with CGI effects and bad writing that will eventually wind up as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fodder. Thankfully, “The Void” gets the pairing perfect and checks a lot of boxes […]

 Derek Warren

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

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

Prost! Prost! Prost! Beer: Octoberfest Brewer: Boston Brewing Company (Samuel Adams) Style: Märzen/Oktoberfest ABV: 5.30% Description: Sam Adams Octoberfest pours a deep red amber hue that has all the colors of fall, with a rocky, slightly beige head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is malt forward with rich toasted caramel […]